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UW-Milwaukee English Department Creative Writing Program with UWM Women’s and Gender Studies & Woodland Pattern Book Center present a publishing talk between Carmen Giménez Smith & David Wilk.
Giménez Smith will discuss her experiences as editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol and publisher of Noemi Press. The discussion will be recorded as part of David Wilk’s podcast at WritersCast, which has featured interviews with over 250 writers and publishing professionals since its inception in 2010.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Carmen Giménez Smith will give a reading at UW-Milwaukee’s Edith S. Hefter Conference Center on
Thursday, October 15, 7 pm
David Wilk will give a reading at Woodland Pattern with Patrick Morrissey & Lisa Fishman on
Sunday, October 18, 2 pm
Carmen Giménez Smith earned a BA in English from San Jose State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. is the author of the poetry chapbook Casanova Variations (2009), the full-length collection Odalisque in Pieces (2009), and the memoir Bring Down the Little Birds: On Mothering, Art, Work, and Everything Else (2010). Her most recent book, Milk and Filth (2013), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Giménez Smith is the editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol and publisher of Noemi Press. She teaches at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
David Wilk has participated in almost every aspect of publishing and book distribution in both print and digital environments. He is currently publisher for pop culture startup Frederator Books as well as the independent Prospecta Press, and provides strategic and practical publishing services to authors, publishers, media companies and nonprofits. Wilk was Literature Program Director at the National Endowment for the Arts 1979-81, an active participant in the Poetry in the Schools program, editor of the influential literary journal Truck and founder of Truck Press. Wilk has taught classes and workshops and given talks at NYU, SUNY, Yale and other venues. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Place in New York City.