The Chapbook with Julia Shipley: a series of four workshops
The Chapbook: Writing and Publishing the Slender Book
Stowe Free Library
Tuesdays June 29, July 6, (no class July 13),
July 20, and July 27 from 5 to 7pm
The chapbook is a small book of usually less than 40 pages, sometimes thematically organized, perfect for showcasing a short story or a small group of poems.
In this four week course we'll cover the introduction and history of chapbooks, examining and handling chapbooks in a variety of shapes and styles. Then we'll discuss the process of assembling a manuscript for a chapbook. Finally, participants will learn about navigating the publishing process, from small presses and contests to "Do it Yourself" options. Part of the final class will be devoted to supporting writers as they present plans, designs, and content for their own chapbooks.
This course is free to participants; refreshments will be served. Please call the Stowe Free Library at 253.6145 or email at email@example.com in order to register for this unique opportunity.
Julia Shipley is a poet, freelance writer, and caretaker of
the Writer's Retreat in