R299. Season of the Witch: Feminism, Ritual, and Independent Publishing

C125-126, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Helen Oyeyemi writes of “witches who whistle at different pitches, calling things that don't have names.” What unnamed experiences might a feminist literary magazine or press want to summon? Join the editors of Luna Luna, Grimoire Magazine, Transom, and University of Akron Press as we discuss how ritual, folk practices, and symbols like the witch provide a way of speaking the unnamed, especially in the wake of the #metoo movement.



Brooke Wonders’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, Cutbank, and elsewhere. She is nonfiction editor at North American Review, a founding editor of Grimoire Magazine, and an assistant professor at the University of Northern Iowa.

Joanna C. Valente is the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, and Xenos and the editor of A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors.

Mary Biddinger's most recent collection of poems are Small Enterprise and The Czar. A Professor of English at the University of Akron and NEOMFA program, she edits the Akron Series in Poetry at the University of Akron Press. Biddinger is the recipient of a 2015 poetry fellowship from the NEA.

Annah Browning is poetry editor of Grimoire magazine. She is the author of a poetry chapbook The Marriage, and her poems have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. She is an English instructor and an Honors College faculty member at the University of Illinois-Chicago.


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