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Sounds great.  We offer Cleveland Public Poetry, quarterly poetry readings with an emerging featured reader and then open mic readings.  We also sponsor Ohio Poem in Your Pocket Day....which happens this Thursday.

See:

http://tinyurl.com/ovszgpx

Best,

Amy


Amy E. Dawson
Manager, Literature Department &
Ohio Center for the Book
Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216)902-4947
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From: Sharon Shaloo, MCB <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:38 AM
To: [log in to unmask]; Amy Dawson
Subject: Re: #AWP16 Proposals, May 1 Deadline

AWP doesn't seem to me to be a good bet for promoting LAL.  I think
that program would be much better pitched at NCTE.  That happens each
Nov, and while it's too late to send in a proposal for a panel this
year, I was going to bring up at our meetings a suggestion that we look
into taking a table in the exhibits hall to promote it.

AWP is really about writers ... mostly new and/or more literary writers
.. lots of MFA programs and small presses, etc.  There is a strong
book arts component, esp in producing broadsides of poetry ... this is
a conference/organization in which poetry is alive and thriving, along
with short fiction, etc.

That's why I think Josephine's idea about discoverability of
new/emerging authors and how CfBs do that would be attractive.

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On Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:21:34 +0000, Amy Dawson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Would this be Letters About Literature promotion?
>
> We have been sending letters to our authors (if they are living) and
> our students have received kind and encouraging letters back from
> them.
>
> I would like to talk about this further but am unable to attend the
> Idea Exchange this year.
>
> Can you keep us all in the loop. I think this is a great idea.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Amy
>
> Amy E. Dawson
> Manager, Literature Department &
> Ohio Center for the Book
> Cleveland Public Library
> 325 Superior Ave.
> Cleveland, Ohio 44114
> (216)902-4947
> [log in to unmask]
> www.cpl.org
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> Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:09 AM
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>
> Each of these is fantastic...
>
> I think I particularly like the second because we are all trying to do
> discovery initiatives...
>
> Can we pull together a proposal by Fri,?
>
>
> On Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:54:04 -0600, Josephine Jones
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm in to help in any way. What would we offer the mostly authors,
> students and profs who attend these huge gatherings that would draw
> significant attention? Having the right famous author or two on the
> panel would be great. Something like "Connecting Local Writers and
> Readers" or "Celebrating the Young Writer"?
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> > On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:38 PM, Sharon Shaloo, MCB
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> > Late in the game, I know, but I wonder if we should get up a
> > panel on statecenters for the book as reading promotion partners ?
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> > Anyone able to travel to CA in spring 2016? Three people and a
> > moderatorideal ... if we get three state CfBs to say yes, maybe we
> > can get a high profileauthor who has worked with a state cfb to
> > moderate ...
> >
> > I can't take the lead on writing/submitting a proposal but I would be
> > able toparticipate ... and would be glad to scout up an author from
> > Mass who goes toAWP if we don't find a West coast voice ...
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> > ~Sharon
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> > Hello, Sharon. The 2016 ConferenceProposal System is now open. View
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