Main Street: The Story of Chicago’s Publishing Cocktails Series

by Laura Stanfill Keir Graff and Javier Ramirez co-host Publishing Cocktails, an every-other-month industry get-together that rotates to bars around Chicago. Keir is Booklist’s executive editor, and Javier is the manager of the Book Table in Oak Park, Ill., and a longtime independent bookseller. “There’s always value in making connections in person,” Keir said. “You […]

Main Street: Kate Ristau on Building Writer Relationships

Take the pledge to build literary community at the local level and you’ll receive the Main Street Writers Movement newsletter once a month. We’re also featuring authors and publishing professionals who are doing good work in their communities here on the Forest Avenue website. Remember to use the hashtag #mainstreetwriters so other Main Street members can find your […]

What a Wonderful Community

The gracious and artistic Naomi Baltuck hosted me today at her blog to talk about writers and my local writing community, which inspired the creation of Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life. You can read Guest Post: The Importance of Community here. I talk about how creativity inspires me and […]