with Paul Vermeersch.
This is not a how-to self-publish workshop, or a how-to get published seminar.
Instead, Vermeersch will discuss the historical and present-day contexts of self-publishing, its uses and usefulness, as well as its promises and inevitable pitfalls. Armed with a knowledge of self-publishing from Gutenberg to Instagram—a history rich with revolution, community-building, craftwork, and scams—attendees will be better able to decide for themselves if self-publishing is right for them and their writing project, or if pursuing traditional publishing might be more suitable.
Paul Vermeersch is the author of seven books of poetry, a professor of publishing at Sheridan College, and the senior editor of Wolsak and Wynn Publishers. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph for which he received the Governor General’s Gold Medal. His most recent book is Shared Universe: New and Selected Poems 1995-2020. When he’s not making art out of words, he likes to make art out of paint and sometimes even out of sounds. He lives in Toronto.