J. Erik Jonnson Central Library,
Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor
Speakers will discuss the challenges facing artists, authors, and small publishers as well as recent trends in self-publishing. Speakers will share how independent publishing can actually help artists expand their own reach as an artist and for their projects by working with other artists when publishing, interviewing, and featuring art. A round robin table talk will follow which will include suggestions for getting started with self-publishing.
Heather Lowe (moderator)
Joe Milazzo is a writer, editor, educator, and designer. He is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Jaded Ibis Press) and The Habiliments (Apostrophe Books), a volume of poetry. His writings have appeared in Black Clock, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, The Collagist, Drunken Boat, Tammy, and elsewhere. He co-edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing], is a Contributing Editor at Entropy, curates the Other People’s Poetry reading series, and is also the proprietor of Imipolex Press. Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX, where he was born and raised.
Raul Rodriguez is an independent publisher, photographer and curator from Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated with a BFA in Photography from the University of North Texas College of Visual Art and Design. His project Deep Red Press is a publication and online platform that features regional photographers from Texas exploring diverse themes and stories.
Natasha Brito is a freelance Creative Director and Editor-In-Chief of Austere Magazine from Dallas, TX. In 2013, she graduated in Strategic Communication in Advertising from the University of North Texas. She has spent the last 4 years producing her own indie magazine while being the Head of Creative at Pizza Hut corporate. Needless to say, Natasha loves to create and will continue to fuel her fire to inspire young people to create with purpose.