Storied: On pitches, queries, and first pages with editors and publishers from Arsenal Pulp Press, Anvil Press, and Greystone Books, moderated by Doretta Lau
Join the BC and Yukon Book Prizes for Storied: Discussions on Books, Publishing, and the Creative Process.
On Wednesday, January 31st, Catharine Chen (editor at Arsenal Pulp Press), Brian Kaufman (publisher and founder of Anvil Press), and James Penco (assistant editor at Greystone Books) will discuss pitches, queries, and first pages with moderator Doretta Lau.
The event begins at 7 pm (PT). It will run for an hour.
This is a free event, but registration is required.
Funding for the Storied Series is thanks to Canada Book Fund, Creative BC, the Government of BC and the Canada Council for the Arts.
About the guests:
Catharine Chen is the Editor of Arsenal Pulp Press, a Vancouver publisher of literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry; social issues and gender studies; and LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC voices. She has a Creative Writing MFA from UBC and has done support/freelance work for Playwrights Theatre Centre, the Vancouver Writers Fest, HarperCollins Canada, Dundurn Press, Inhabit Media, and Wattpad Books.
Brian Kaufman has been active in the publishing community as a writer, editor, and publisher for over thirty years. Mr. Kaufman is the founder of Anvil Press and subTerrain magazine and has been the recipient of the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award and the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for his “significant contribution to Vancouver’s arts and cultural community.”
James Penco (he/him) is an editor, writer, and performer based in Vancouver, BC. A graduate of SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, he has worked extensively with literary, film, and theatre companies throughout the city and is currently the assistant editor at Greystone Books. He’s a part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and, in his spare time, he enjoys petting dogs and baking.
Doretta Lau started watching horror movies at age nine and sketch comedy at eleven, which was probably why she ended up completing an MFA in Writing at Columbia University. She is the author of the short story collection How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? and a forthcoming novel about a dysfunctional workplace struggling to open a theme park that celebrates death. Visit dorettalau.com.