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Joan Bogus

XXXXXXXX XXXXX is the author of Princess Freak (2000, Beyond Baroque Books) a collection of poetry, prose, and performance texts, and a memoir, Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter (2008, Aunt Lute Books), which was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Nonfiction and shortlisted for a Saroyan International Writing Prize.

Her recent novel, The Fear of Large and Small Nations was a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially-Engaged Fiction. A facilitator of community-based writing workshops for over twenty years, she currently teaches creative writing at New York University and The New School.


This is Nancy’s first Festival as a participating writer and she will be offering the Writing Workshop, “WRITING LYRICS: Image, Emotion, and Justice”.

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Too many writers transition without making any provisions for the dissemination, publication or archiving of their work. Decisions are often left to family members or friends.


Much of the time, these individuals either:

   a) would like to have the work published but have no idea how to go about it, or

   b) have absolutely no interest in the writer’s creative life.


This workshop will explore:

   1) the role of a literary executor,

   2) the type of discussion the writer needs to initiate.

   3) what needs to be discussed with family members if they are not the literary executor.

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