F198. Gaming Social Media

Room 305, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 3
Friday, February 28, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Some poets are tapping into social networks to share, promote, and critique poetry. Others open accounts and let them languish or turn people off through constantly promoting readings or books. We'll talk from our own experiences, addressing how you can use Facebook and Twitter to participate in a new form of criticism, build a community around an issue, expand the readership of an online magazine, effectively promote a reading or book, and just have fun.



Emily Warn's latest book is Shadow Architect. She served as founding editor of poetryfoundation.org and now divides her time between Seattle and Twisp, Washington.

Catherine Halley is the Director of Digital Programs at the Poetry Foundation, where she serves as the editor of poetryfoundation.org and oversees the social media strategy and development of digital products, including the award-winning POETRY mobile app.

Erin Belieu is the author of four poetry collections, including Slant Six, forthcoming. Recent poems have appeared in the New Yorker and Ploughshares. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University and she is the co-founder of VIDA: Women In Literary Arts.

Brian Spears is the poetry editor of the Rumpus and author of A Witness in Exile. He teaches in the English Department of Drake University in Des Moines, IA. He sells wine and beer at a local market, The Mighty Malt Master.


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