R117. Literary Production and the Gift Economy

Room 211 C&D, Level 2
Thursday, April 9, 2015
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Editors, publishers, writers, and other culture-makers explore the often thorny topic of operating within, and against, the forces of both the market and gift economies at once. How do writers/artists and presenters work best with each other given a touchy cultural playing field where reading fees and literary citizenship are suspect, buying from big boxes online is cheap and easy, reviewers review who they know, and the economic reality of sustaining independent, literary enterprises is costly?



Lisa Bowden, publisher, co-founder of Kore Press, edited Autumnal: A Collection of Elegies; co-edited Powder: Writing by Women in Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq; and co-adapted the play Coming in Hot. An award-winning creator and organizer, she improvises with dancers, writers, and musicians.

Teresa Carmody's books include Maison Femme (with Vanessa Place), Requiem, and three chapbooks: I Can Feel, Eye Hole Adore, and Your Spiritual Suit of Armor by Katherine Anne. She is the co-founding director of Les Figues Press in Los Angeles and a PhD candidate at the University of Denver.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

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