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Saturday, May 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Whether at literary magazines or at publishing houses, very few editors actually edit these days. They choose what matches their taste, and rarely choose poems or manuscripts that need work. Many poets, especially those having trouble publishing, have chosen to work with freelance editors. What kind of dynamic is created in this working relationship? In what ways can editing be helpful, and lead to publication? Can it also be harmful? Wyn Cooper, a poet and freelance editor of poetry manuscripts, will lead a discussion with poets whose manuscripts he edited, which led to book publication.

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Wyn Cooper

Editor, Wyn Cooper Editing
Wyn Cooper is the author of five books of poems, most recently Mars Poetica. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Slate, The Southern Review, AGNI, and in 25 anthologies of contemporary poetry. His poems have been turned into songs by Sheryl Crow, David Broza, and Madison Smartt Bell... Read More →

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Tina Cane

Tina Cane currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, where she lives with her husband and their three children. She is the founder and director of Writers-in- the-Schools, RI and is an instructor with the writing community, Frequency Providence. Her poems and translations... Read More →
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Gregg LeStage

Consultant, McKinsey & Co.
For more than 20 years, Gregg has been a management consultant specializing in leadership development and organizational change. As a Boston-based partner in McKinsey & Co and other consulting firms, he has worked with executives across a wide range of industries. He earned his BA... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Salem Waterfront Hotel, Compass Room