Presenter: Tanya Whiton
Date & Time: Saturday, April 6 | 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Bangor Public Library
Maximum Attendees: Open
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*Co-sponsored by the Bangor Public Library
Many well-intentioned writers have enthusiastically set out to submit their work to literary journals, magazine, and quarterlies only to find themselves stymied by numerous roadblocks on their way to hitting the “Send” button…never mind the challenge of getting to the post office with an actual paper submission.
In this seminar, Tanya Whiton accessibly demystifies the submission process by offering strategies for overcoming obstacles, clarifying personal goals, and creating a simple, actionable plan to get one’s writing in front of editors and, ultimately, readers.
Writer and editor Tanya Whiton’s flash fiction has recently been featured in The Cincinnati Review, Al Pie de la Letra, and Fanzine. Her story “Up” was nominated for the 2018 Best Microfiction Anthology, and in 2017 she received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Contest. Her short stories have been published in Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices, North Dakota Quarterly, Western Humanities Review, Northwest Review, and Crazyhorse. In 2017 she won second prize in Zoetrope: All Story’s Short Fiction Contest and her epistolary story, “Atlantic Window in a New England Character” was recently selected as a finalist for the 2019 Tennessee Williams Contest.
A two-time recipient of the Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship for Maine writers, Tanya has also received New England Press Association Awards for her nonfiction work. Her book Two for the Road: Adventures in Maine, a collection of travel essays created with photographer Heidi Killion, was published in 2014. She has taught creative writing and professional development skills for writers for the Lesley Seminars, Stonecoast Writers’ Conference, and the University of Southern Maine. From January 2007–August 2016, she served as the Associate Director of the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program.
Tanya’s current and recent projects include: THE ZEN SPEAKER: BREAKING THE SILENCE, a documentary film directed by Robin Greenspun and slated for release in 2019; a traveling exhibit about trailblazing workers-rights advocate Frances Perkins; and ARE YOU REALLY MY FRIEND? (The Book), by Tanja Hollander.