F193. She/He Said: Resisting, Dealing With & Benefiting From Editors’ Suggestions

D131-132, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Every writer hopes that his or her manuscript will be accepted as is, yet a good editor can turn an almost great poem or story or essay into one that soars. Our panelists include both book and journal editors as well as writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Audience members are encouraged to bring stories of their own experiences to the conversation.



David Kirby's collection The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2007. His latest poetry collection is Get Up, Please. See also www.davidkirby.com.

Laura Brown is an editor at Park Row Books. Her authors have received awards including the Thurber Prize and Pushcart Prize, have graced the cover of the New York Times Book Review, were named a B&N Discover Pick, and have appeared on national bestseller lists.

Jessica Faust is coeditor and poetry editor of The Southern Review, which she joined in 2004. 

Ed Falco’s most recent book is the poetry collection, Wolf Moon Blood Moon. He is also the author of several novels, short story collections, and plays. He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Virginia Tech.

Emily Nemens became editor of The Paris Review in summer 2018, after five years coediting The Southern Review. Her fiction has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, n+1, the Iowa Review, and Esquire. Her debut novel, The Cactus League, is forthcoming from FSG in 2020.


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