R233. To Boldly Go: Unconventional Publishing Opportunities from Radio and Beyond

Room 214D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


How are you getting your work out there? We are no longer limited to bare text on the physical or digital page. This panel features mixed-media publishers, distributors, and technological facilitators who have worked across a variety of disciplines—including literature-centered podcasts and radio shows, video poetry, animated shorts, and special-effects makeup portraiture that turns you into your own characters—to get writers’ stories into the world in cutting edge ways.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: To_Go_Boldly.docx



Anjoli Roy is a creative writer and founder and cohost of It’s Lit with PhDJ, a literature and music podcast that has featured 100 creative writers to date. With a PhD in English from University of Hawai‘i, she is a VONA alum and winner of the COG Page to Screen award and a StoryQuarterly prize in nonfiction.

Athena Dixon is a writer, editor, and founder of Linden Avenue Literary Journal. She is a fellow of VONA and Callaloo and a Tin House workshop alumna. She is the author of the poetry chapbook No God in This Room and co-host of the New Books in Poetry podcast. Her MFA is from Queens University of Charlotte.

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier recently served as a San Francisco Library Laureate. Her award-winning fiction chapbooks earned praise from Nikki Giovanni and others. Frazier’s writing has placed in competitions offered by HBO, Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, and more. She's at work on a novel and script.

Antonio M. Harrison is a Behavior Scientist and owner of Renaissance Behavior LLC, specializing in helping parents create a better world for their children. Dr. Harrison gives talks, conducts workshops, creates videos and blogs, and has a podcast to build the community and share info.

Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng is a queer Kanaka Maoli artist. She is a Brave New Voices International Slam Poetry champion, a special-effects makeup artist who transforms authors into their own creations, and a theater performer featured in the Smithsonian APA Center’s Pop Up Culture Lab ‘Ae Kai.


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