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Upcoming Conference in NYC: “Beyond the Tangled Web”

Via Adam Robinson:

FACING PAGES 2009 Statewide Convening
Beyond the Tangled Web:
Envisioning a Comprehensive Technology Strategy for Your Literary Organization

Friday, October 30th 2009, 9 am – 5 pm in New York City
followed by wine & cheese reception 5:30 p.m. – 7 pm

The day will include three panel discussions led by six leading literary presenters, magazines and presses which will explore how literary organizations can utilize new technologies to further their missions. Our focus is on creating a technology plan that encompasses the use of the practical tools (social networking, user-generated content, multimedia, archiving, etc.) along with vision-driven approaches to development, including content distribution, staff management, audience building, and more.

The three panels, while grouped into specific areas of interest (book publishers, literary organizations, literary magazines), are all designed to bring forward issues that are important to everyone working in the literary field, so please plan to join us for the day.


  • Beth Harrison & Billy Merrell, The Academy of American Poets (NYC)
  • Geoffrey Gatza, Blaze Vox Books (Buffalo)
  • Alexis Boemhler, Managing Director of Circulation & Development, BOMB magazine (Brooklyn)
  • Lena Valencia, Web Editor, BOMB magazine (Brooklyn)
  • Adam Robinson, Publishing Genius (Baltimore, MD)
  • Lars Reilly & Veronica Liu, Seven Stories Press (NYC)
  • E.J. Van Lanen, Three Percent (Rochester)

Panel Moderators Include

  • Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Queen Council on the Arts
  • Michael Kelleher, Just Buffalo Literary Center
  • Maribeth Batcha, One Story Magazine

At Poets House | 10 River Terrace | New York, NY 10282

John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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