Here’s some of the events and activities for DISQUIET 2017:
Editing Fiction and Nonfiction: Radical Revisions with Maaza Mengiste
For this class, please bring your most troubling scene and a streak of rebellion. No computers–paper and pen only, please.
The 75-minute seminar will run three times during the conference with a minimum of five participants and a maximum of fifteen. Fiction and non-nonfiction.
Editing Poetry: The Successful Magazine Submission with John Hennessy
Drawing on his experience from both sides of the submission process, poet and poetry editor for The Common John Hennessy will help participants in this seminar prepare their work for magazine publication. We’ll discuss editing individual poems, selecting the best combination of poems to make up the submission, choosing the appropriate venues for your work, writing the cover letter, and a few poor decisions to avoid. Participants are invited to send a selection of 3-6 poems (to a maximum of 8 pages) ahead of the seminar so that we can use our meeting time to help each member of the group polish a selection of poems to send to editors.
This 75-minute seminar will be offered three times during the conference with a minimum of three participants and a maximum of eight. Anyone with an interest in poetry and magazine publication will be well served here.
Lisboa is a city of great views, and there are several stunning lookout points from which to take in the red rooftops, blue water, and seven hills of the city. As part of the “Miradouro Meetups,” Disquiet Staff will be arranging informal hangouts at various picturesque locales.
Participant Open Mic
Read your work in one of Lisbon’s oldest and most prestigious literary clubs, the Grémio Literário, which looks out over the gardens, the river Tagus and the famous Castle. Always a highlight!