Self-Publishing: Punk Rock vs Pathetic

Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Self-publishing has gotten a bad rap for a long time, but it hasn’t always been this way. Virginia Woolf used to publish her own books, after all. And what about zine culture? Is traditional publishing for wusses who are happy to relinquish control of their art, or is it the only way to guarantee quality? Heck, we don’t know. Good thing we scheduled this debate to find out! Is self publishing a purer way of publishing or do we need the gatekeepers?

“I have so much love for zine culture. It’s so punk rock. That approach of not waiting for someone else to say your writing or art is ready to be in the world.” – Kat Muscat

Image credit: Alan Weedon


Fact vs Fiction

Saturday, October 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A comedy debate about fiction vs non fiction in writing. Does "the truth" really exist or is it just a construct?

BFA vs NYWF

Friday, September 30, 2016
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Is writing something you can teach? Is studying writing for hacks? This debate will decide.

Page vs Stage

Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Poetry publishing is ailing while the popularity of slam and performance poetry is growing. Where will a young poet turn, the page or the stage?

Science Writing vs Science Fiction

Saturday, October 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The apocalypse has come and gone - but what's left of humanity? Scientists pit their predictions for the future against the speculations of sci fi writers.