Bull City Press
Bookfair Table T-708
S I G N I N G S
Michael Martone, Memoranda, 9.3a-10.3a at the Bull City Press table.
Tiana Clark, Equilibrium, 10.3a-11.3a at the Bull City Press table.
BJ Hollars, In Defense of Monsters, 11.3a-12.3p at the Bull City Press table.
Anders Carlson-Wee, Dynamite, 1p-2p at the Bull City Press table.
Conor Bracken, Henry Kissinger Mon Amour, 2p-3p at the Bull City Press table.
Emilia Phillips, Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike, 10a-11a at the Bull City Press table.
Leila Chatti, TUNSIYA/AMRIKIYA, 12p-1p at the Bull City Press table.
Michael Parker, Everything, Then and Since, 1p-2p at the Bull City Press table.
L.A. Johnson, Little Climates, 2p-3p at the Bull City Press table.
Chloe Honum, Then Winter, 3p-4p at the Bull City Press table.
Katie Bowler, State Street, 9.3a-10.3a at the Bull City Press table.
Tiana Nobile, “Revisionist History”(broadside), 10.3a-11.3a at the Bull City Press table
additional signings of note:
Conor Bracken [Henry Kissinger Mon Amour, Bull City Press] will be signing at the Gulf Coast table on Saturday from 2-3pm.
Leila Chatti [TUNSIYA/AMRIKIYA, Bull City Press] will be signing at the Fine Arts Work Center/Provincetown table on Friday from 1-2pm and also at the RAWI table Saturday from 12-1pm.
Emilia Phillips [Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike, Bull City Press] will be signing (her brand new title, Empty Clip) at the Akron booth on Friday at 1pm.
Michael Martone [Memoranda, Bull City Press] will sign his new book Broodings at the University of Georgia booth on Friday from 2-3pm.
**due to weather & airline re-scheduling, Anne Valente will not be able to sign as originally scheduled; if we can reschedule this signing we will update this page and tweet out the new time**
R E A D I N G S
3/9 Friday 8pm: Join us at The Attic Cafe for the Bull City Press, Four Way Books, & Persea Books off-site reading. Scheduled BCP authors include: Conor Bracken, Leila Chatti, Tiana Clark, L.A. Johnson | The Attic Cafe, 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 400, Tampa, FL 33602
additional readings of note:
Anders Carlson-Wee [Dynamite, Bull City Press]: Wednesday, 6pm | Diode Editions | The Vault, 611 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
Tiana Clark [Equilibrium, Bull City Press]: Thursday, 7pm | The Southeast Review, Indiana Review, and The McNeese Review Reading | Four Green Fields, 205 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606
Chloe Honum [Then Winter, Bull City Press]: Thursday, 6pm | Switchback Books, Black Ocean, Saturnalia Books, Brooklyn Arts Press, Augury Books, and Bull City Press | Spain Restaurant and Toma Bar, 513 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602
Chloe Honum [Then Winter, Bull City Press]: Saturday, 6.3pm | American Literary Review and friends (Cutbank and New Ohio Review) | Jet City Espresso & Wine Cafe, 5803 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Emilia Phillips [Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike, Bull City Press]: Thursday, 7pm | Vinyl and Muzzle Reading | The Bricks 1327 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33706
Emilia Phillips [Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look Alike, Bull City Press]: Thursday, 6pm | University of Akron Press and Gold Wake Press Reading | Chez Faby, 500 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602
Anne Valente [An Elegy for Mathematics, Bull City Press re-issues]: Thursday, 7pm | Strange Theater: A Menagerie of Fabulists | 5 Star Dive Bar, 1811 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605
Ross White [The Polite Society, Unicorn Press]: Thursday, 4.3pm | TN in Tampa is an off-site reading co-hosted by Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts, Nashville Review, and Zone 3 Journal & Press. | Gaspar’s Grotto, 1805 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
P A N E L S
R136. Towards Truth and Brevity: All About Creative Nonfiction Chapbooks
Chapbooks aren’t just for poets anymore. For creative nonfiction writers they can be a focused meditation on a single subject, an experiment in content or form, a micro-collection of essays, a stepping-stone to a full-length work, a place of play, an art object. This panel will discuss different ways of crafting CNF chapbooks, including different forms, style at the sentence level, where to submit, what to expect, and how chapbooks can fit into a larger and longer writing project. BJ Hollars, Room 25, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor, 9:00am.
R250. Finding the Understory: What Connects a Collection
Story collections can gain resonant coherence through the very tissue that connects their individual pieces and yet remain unequivocally collections, resisting novelization, or overt linkages such as recurring characters. What are the risks and rewards of writing a story collection with thematic through-lines? This panel will discuss collections that are unified by thematic currents but squarely resist novelization. Laura van den Berg, Room 11, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor, 3:00pm.
R279. Hometown Nocturnes: A Reading by Arab American Writers
Five award-winning Arab American writers will present rich, multilayered poems and essays. This is an engaging and electric intergenerational reading from texts as varied as chapbooks, spoken word, Buzzfeed essays, and poetry collections. The writers explore topics such as the pain of diasporic existence; the political undercurrent of everyday life; and cultural taboos of sexuality and death. Leila Chatti, Room 5 & 6, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor, 4:30pm.
F157. A Reading from Flash Nonfiction Funny
Flash Nonfiction Funny, edited by Tom Hazuka and Dinty W. Moore and published in 2018, provides a unique perspective on the flash genre: working within a 750-word limit, each of these nonfiction pieces is designed to make readers laugh. Satire, burlesque, farce, slapstick—all of it true, told in just 1–3 pages. The panelists will read their own stories from the book, as well as favorite pieces by other authors from the anthology. Michael Martone, Room 12, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor, 10:30am.
F178. Beyond 140 Characters and the Canon: The Growth of Undergraduate Creative Writing
As undergraduate creative writing programs become increasingly popular, many teachers of writing must learn and explore strategies specific to undergraduate instruction that may differ vastly from their graduate school experience. Five professors working exclusively with undergraduates will address conducting workshops, challenges specific to their students and, in turn, their teachers, as well as how to build, maintain, and identify the hallmarks of a dynamic undergraduate program. Anne Valente & Laura van den Berg, Meeting Room 4, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor, 12:00 pm.
F244. The Art of Unlearning in the Creative Writing Workshop
Teachers of creative writing discuss impeding tendencies students often transfer into the workshop from their courses in literature and composition (as well as their own commonly held misperceptions). The panel will explore ways of facilitating a modern workshop classroom by helping students unlearn certain presuppositions about the processes of reading, writing, and evaluating in a workshop setting while also building the skill set important for writers operating in this unique environment. Emilia Phillips, Meeting Room 4, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor, 3:00pm.
F292.Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence in the U.S.
In this reading from the new anthologyBullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence in the U.S.(Beacon, December 2017)—the first to gather contemporary poets writing about gun violence, along with responses from gun-violence-prevention advocates and victims—five poets will share work from the anthology. The panelists will also show brief video clips of their poems’ accompanying responses, and answer questions about the role of poetry in this pressing social conversation. Matthew Olzmann, Room 16, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor, 4:30pm.
S287. Smells like Teen Spirit: Writing Pop Music as Resistance in Poetry
What do poems inspired by Rihanna’s BBHMM and a Grecian Urn have in common? How does the relationship between pop music and poetry subvert/expand the tradition of ekphrasis? In this panel, five poets will discuss the influence of pop music on their writing, examining how their poems internalize the aesthetics of defiance/resistance inherent in music they love. They will read from work that looks at the ways pop deepens/troubles our notions of identity and desire to create urgent works of art. Tiana Clark, Room 23, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor, 4:30pm.