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Saturday, September 29 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Notes From the Underground: Apropos of the New Publishing

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Whiskey Tit publisher Miette Gillette leads a panel comprising some of the press’ established writers and some of its newest, including New Yorker Stefan O. Rak, Ukrainian Svetlana Lavochkina, and Wyoming writer Joey Truman. With more underground publishing options available to writers including micropresses, vanity presses, collaborative presses, digital-only distribution, and self-publishing, how does a writer choose a path that protects the work? How are the risks different for the writer? And what of the underground publisher? Have today’s tools for publishing and outreach made it easier or more difficult since the heyday of Ferlinghetti and R. Crumb? Can anyone win in the age of Amazon and Big Publishing, and what does winning look like?

Speakers
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Stefan O. Rak

Stefan O. Rak lives in New York City, because it makes sense.In the 1940s, his grandparents fled Ukraine for NYC, otherwise he may have never been born. As a child, some neurologists suspected that he had hypergraphia, but it turned out that he had other issues. He graduated high... Read More →
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Joey Truman

Writer, Whisk(e)y Tit
Joey Truman is a writer and artist based in Brooklyn. He performs with the bands UM, Escalators, and Soft Inserts. His upcoming books from Whiskey Tit press include Cooking Cockroach: A Guide to Modern Poverty, a cookbook/memoir, and CockKnocker, a mystery novel.
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M.B.F. Wedge

Whisk(e)y Tit
Disturb the comfortable; comfort the disturbed. I'm from a little town in upstate New York and my memoir, Knickpoint, was a finalist for the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. Pedophiles? Mental Illness? Sneaking around? I'm your gal. I joined up with Whisk(e)y Tit Books in 2018 and am... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Berkshire Hathaway Montana Properties 314 N Higgins

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