Draft editor Rachel Yoder weighs in on the new Witching Hour Festival in the Cedar Rapids Gazette. See her discuss the creative process with author Kerry Howley, dramaturg Rachel Chavkin, and artist Mei-Ling Shaw Williams on Friday, November 6 at MERGE in Downtown Iowa City at 5pm.
We’re pleased to announce that draft will be hosting a panel on November 6 from 5:00-6:15 exploring the creative process at a new event in Iowa City. The Witching Hour Fest, curated by Iowa City’s arts leaders, seeks to explore and engage the unknown through performances and discussion.
Rachel Yoder, a founding editor of draft, will be hosting a panel that explores first and final drafts of creative work from a writer Kerry Howley, director Rachel Chavkin, and innovative cross-disciplinary artist Mei-Ling Shaw Williams. Here’s the full description:
What inspires creative work? How does it first materialize and then grow and change? What does a first draft look like compared to the final one? And how does the artist get from point A to point B?
Rachel Yoder, founding editor of draft: the journal of process, leads a discussion with The TEAM’s artistic director Rachel Chavkin and other fantastic creators about the murky process of conceptualizing, crafting, revising, and editing new work. Our panelists will provide passages from first and final drafts of their work to discuss and share with audience members.
If you’re in Iowa City this November, we hope to see you there!
Saturday, April 6 from 11-6 we’ll be at The Mill in downtown Iowa City for the Mission Creek Book Fair. Come and see us along with a horrendously awesome line-up of other presses and magazines including Graywolf Press, Third Man Records, POETRY Magazine, Coffeehouse Press, Sarabande Books, Curbside Splendor, Buzzfeed, Zyzzyva, Black Ocean, The Iowa Review, Birds LLC, Spork Press, Ugly Duckling Presse, Forklift, Ohio, Hobart, [PANK] Magazine, Rescue Press, H_NGM_N, Wag’s Revue, A Strange Object, Graze, Canarium, MAKE Magazine, cookNscribble, Tiny Hardcore Press.
And definitely check out the entire weekend line-up of music and literature on the Mission Creek 2014 website.
We know AWP Seattle is still months away, but we’re gearing up for a swanky off-site event with the wonderful folks at Dock Street Press and Big Fiction Magazine, both based in Seattle, along with the uber-stellar Midwestern Gothic. We’ll be somewhere in the Ballard area and hope you keep us in mind during the busy weekend.
draft will also be at the bookfair at table M23, so please look us up and come say hi.
Are you going to AWP in Boston in March? Really. I’m sorry. We are, too.
To counteract all the too-long readings and too-long panels we’re joining Barrelhouse, Hobart, and PANK for a Not Reading on Thursday, March 7. There will be free drinks. I have heard that the path to these free drinks is through the above-mentioned journals’ bookfair tables. I have heard this event will be fun insofar as it will be drunken. It will be at a bar called Lir, which is no name for a bar whatsoever, but so be it. Here’s the Facebook invite for more info. Hope to see you there.
This past weekend draft co-sponsored a reading at the Mission Creek Music & Lit Festival in Iowa City along with [PANK] Magazine and the up-and-comer Uncanny Valley, a new lit mag based in Iowa City. [PANK] Assistant Editor Abby Koski was the picture of poise as she hosted, introduced, and read her own poems. Check out her equally eloquent re-cap over at the [PANK] blog.