F175. Literary Citizenship: Incessant Self-Promo or Virtuous Duty?

Room 200 D&E, Level 2
Friday, April 10, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


As publishers keep marketing budgets at historic lows and writers take to social media by the thousands to promote their work and that of others, “literary citizenship” has become a hotly debated and divisive topic. This panel of writers, editors, and publishers will discuss why literary citizenship is crucial not only for the growth of individual careers or organizations, but perhaps more importantly, for promoting literacy and the literary arts in a culture that is increasingly televisual.



Dave Griffith is the author of A Good War is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America. He directs the creative writing program at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is currently a Mullin Scholar at the University of Southern California's Center for Advanced Catholic Studies.

Richard Nash is vice president of community and content at Small Demons. From 2001-2009 he ran Soft Skull Press for which work he was awarded AAP's Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing in 2005. In 2010 the Utne Reader named him one of Fifty Visionaries Changing Your World. 

Austin Kleon is the New York Times best-selling author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work!, and Newspaper Blackout.

Julie Buntin is the Director of Programs and Strategic Outreach at the Council of Literary Magazines & Presses. Her writing has appeared in Cosmo, Publishers Weekly, the Rumpus, and One Teen Story.

Cathy Day is the author of two books: The Circus in Winter and Comeback Season. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Ninth Letter, [PANK], and The Millions. She teaches fiction writing at both the graduate and undergraduate level, most recently at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center