ALL ABOUT BOOK COVER DESIGN with master designer Danny Krawiec

The one job your book cover has — the only job it has — is to sell your book, and in just a few seconds. There are careful considerations to be made in choosing your book’s cover design. Join us this Thursday evening to learn all you can during this FREE and informative workshop and conversation.

Anyone interested in publishing or self-publishing is invited to come and explore the rules of book cover design — and when to break those rules — with master book designer Danny Krawiec, including casual discussion of his designs for Jacar Press and Sable Books, which include three of the four 2014 North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame Inductees.  We’ll have lots of ideas, books, and covers to discuss, and if you have questions or have previously published a book of your own, please bring them!  Feel welcome and encouraged to participate in the discussion to talk about design elements, themes, and choices.

Danny’s cover designs include:

Feeding-the-Light-thumb Steal-Away_Shelby-Stephenson widow-poems_betty-adcock  Music-from-small-towns_Al-Maginnes
and-so-she-told-me_barbara-kenyon american-courtesan_ester-amy-fischer how-far-light-will-travel_steve-roberts BDL front cover

JOIN US
This Thursday evening, December 4th,
from 7:00pm-8:30pm 

at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch
of the Greensboro Public Library

in the study room

danny_krawiecDaniel Krawiec grew up in Raleigh, NC before attending UNC Asheville for a BA in Interactive Design. Subsequently, he received his Master of Arts in Interactive Media from Elon University. His design work includes logos, identity packages, book covers & interiors, album covers, and websites. He is also a web developer, and has done occasional work in the area of application & interactive systems development. His non-professional creative pursuits include music composition, photography, and illustration.

Great literary happenings over the next two weeks in the Triad

Okay, lots of good stuff happening:

Tomorrow is the Soul Collage and Writing Workshop. Judith Behar, Donna Anthony, Kim Goldstein and myself will be facilitating. Cost is nominal. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll put you in touch with Judith.

Monday, June 17, is Monday Night Poetry at the Central Branch of the Greensboro Public Library.

Thursday, June 20, Elaine Orr reads and signs copies of her debut novel, A Different Sun at the Central Branch of the Greensboro Public Library.

Jean Rodenbough is the featured poet at Tate Street Coffee House next Saturday night, June 22, at 7pm. Come out and hear Jean and have a coffee or something sweet. There’s an open mic to follow if you’re so inclined!

On Sunday, June 23, WWOT Critique happens at Deep Roots Market. Sharon Burkitt is facilitating. Thank you, Sharon!

June 25, Andy Irwin’s workshop on Humor, Wit & Storytelling.  Greensboro Public Library, Central Branch,  6:00pm.

 

Whew. I probably forgot some.

Read. Write. Love. Perform. Support the local arts. Be nice to each other.

Love,
m.

Grab Your Calendar – April is National Poetry Month | Poetry GSO

So much wonderful for April and National Poetry Month from Beth Sheffield, the Greensboro Public Library and Poetry GSO:

Poetry GSO 2013 Featured Events and Programs

Monday, April 1 at 7 pm at the Central Library

Silly Poems at Monday Night Poetry kicks off the National Poetry Month celebration.

Saturday, April 13 at 1 pm at the Central Library

High School Poet Laureates Program  — Hear the students who were selected as their school’s poet laureate read their winning poems.

Monday, April 29 at 7 pm at the Central Library

NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti reads at our Monday Night poetry event. A reception and book signing follows.

LifeVerse Poetry Project Training

LifeVerse is looking for volunteers who would like to be trained to take poetry programs to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Prospective volunteers should e-mail Steve Sumerford or call 336-373-3636. The training sessions for LifeVerse are from 1-4 pm April 8 and from 10 am to 2 pm April 20.

Check out the Poetry GSO 2013 calendar for all events and programs.

Monday Night Poetry

Come to the Central Library on the third Monday night of each month for themed open-mic events and occasional special guests.

Join the Triad Poetry Meet Up for e-mail alerts about poetry events in the Greensboro area.

Sign up for the Poetry GSO e-Newsletter

via City of Greensboro, NC : Poetry GSO.

FABULOUS! Creative Writing Workshop with Debra Kaufman

This is the first of the 2013 Series of Women Writers of the Triad’s Writers’ Workshops.  It promises to be inspiring and productive!

** PLEASE NOTE ** This event is open to the general public but registration in advance is required.  Writers from all groups and genres welcome!

Register NOW to reserve your space!

Cost for the 1.5 hour workshop is $15. This will be a productive session!

Debra Kaufman is a phenomenal writer and teacher, and we’re lucky to have her coming over from Durham area to spend an hour and a half with us, reading and exploring a few pieces to get conversation and creative juices flowing, and then begin writing exercises.

This is sure to be an informative workshop so plan on attending and RSVP as soon as you can.  Space is limited so reserve yours as soon as you can!

From her bio:

Poet and playwright Debra Kaufman’s newest collection of poetry is The Next Moment (Jacar, 2010). She is also the author of Family of Strangers (Nightshade, 1990), Still Life Burning–winner of the Kinloch Rivers Poetry Competition–(South Carolina Poetry Society, 1996), A Certain Light (Emrys, 2001), and Moon Mirror Whiskey Wind (Pudding House, 2009).
Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines, includingSouthern Poetry Review, Greensboro Review, Pembroke, andCarolina Quarterly, and in several anthologies, including Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont(University of North Carolina, forthcoming), The Sound of Poets Cooking(forthcoming); Word and Witness: 100 Years of North Carolina Poetry(Carolina Academic Press, 1999), and The Art and Craft of Poetry (Writers Digest Books, 1994). Her poems have won prizes from such organizations as the North Carolina Writers’ Network, the North Carolina Women Writers Conference, the North Carolina Poetry Society, Emrys Press, the Poetry Society of South Carolina, theIndependent, WUNC-FM’s Radio Poets, Kakalak, and the Triad Writers Group.

Debra’s plays have been produced throughout North Carolina and elsewhere. She won a North Carolina Arts Council playwriting scholarship in 1997. Variations on a Dream was selected as one of Burning Coal Theatre’s New Works series; What You Inherit won the Carrboro ArtsCenter’s New Plays Rising award; and Like Candlelight Draws Smoke was produced at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women through the North Carolina Writers’ Network Outreach Program.

Debra has taught many creative writing workshops for children and adults, including in Durham’s Creative Arts in the Public Schools program, at High Point University’s Phoenix Festival, in libraries, for writers’ groups, and for Our Stories in Focus, a public arts and history collaboration sponsored by the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and the UNC Humanities Program.

REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE IS REQUIRED AND SPACE IS LIMITED!

SIGN UP TODAY!

Where to register:  http://womenwritersofthetriad.eventbrite.com

This workshop is hosted by Women Writers of the Triad, a group of women writers across all genres to come together to write, read, share, discuss issues, develop workshops, collaborate, promote, encourage, inspire, foster, support all aspects devoted to our craft.