Inspired by 17th Century French Salons — intimate gatherings where people would come together to exchange literary and philosophical ideas under the roof of an educated host — Four Chambers Press will be hosting a night of literary conversation, community — and of course, drinking — with Phoenix Poet Laureate and ASU Lecturer of English Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD.
This month's topic: The Market
Are you tired of writing query letters and tracking submissions? What does the publishing industry look like? What kind of pressures or influences does it exert on the artistic process? What are the effects of labeling and packaging for a larger audience? What is the tension or relationship between the artistic and commodity form? What does it mean to market one's work?
Meet us in The Reading Room inside The Rose Room at Valley Bar (Basement, 130 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004). Valley Bar is located on Monroe St down the alley between Central and 1st Ave. Parking is available in several public garages around the area and at meters down First Ave. Valley Bar is also a two-minute walk from the light rail via the Central Ave and Van Buren stop. We also recommend a bicycle.
As space is limited, we recommend arriving early to secure your seat.
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with any questions or suggestions for future topics. Hope to see you there!