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Saturday, October 6 • 9:00am - 10:25am
Experimental Spaces: The Role of the Small Press in the Age of Distraction

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In a time when our collective intellectual activity is defined—and perhaps degraded—by passive conformity, short attention spans and technology-delivered diversions, how do publishers and writers find a place and an audience? Since its inception in 2015, KERNPUNKT Press has addressed this conundrum by championing innovative and challenging fiction that experiments with language, form, narrative, and structure, and, in particular, by finding writers whose work acknowledges and celebrates its non-conformity in this apparently disinterested ecosystem. Founder and editor Jesi Buell will begin with a reflection on the creation of a new small press in our current cultural climate, and panelists will read samples of their work and discuss their roles as writers of experimental or non-conforming fiction in a time when literature is dismissed as an archaic art form.

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Jesi Buell

Founder/Publisher, KERNPUNKT Press


Jl Daniels

JI Daniels has an MFA in fiction from the University of Houston, and is currently a PhD student at the University of Utah, where he was senior fiction editor, and is currently book editor for Quarterly West. His stories have appeared in Juked, Lunch Ticket, and Southwest Review, among... Read More →

Dana Green

Dana Green lives in Colorado with her husband, where she teaches English and Creative Writing at the Early College of Arvada. She received her PhD from the University of Denver, and MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dana’s collection of short stories, Sometimes... Read More →

Patrick Parks

Patrick Parks has had fiction published in a variety of journals, including The Chattahoochee Review, The Beloit Fiction Journal, Clockwatch Review, Farmer’s Market, and B City. In addition, he was editor of Black Dirt, a literary journal, edited Sarajevo: An Anthology for Bosnian... Read More →

Elizeya Quate

Elizeya Quate is a writer & performer usually in San Francisco. Quate’s first book The Face of Our Town (KERNPUNKT Press, 2016) is a fun series of interconnected stories about the serious fun of interconnectedness. Quiet Lightning, Big Lucks, Joyland, Sleepingfish, Tahoma Literary... Read More →

Saturday October 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:25am EDT
118 DeBartolo Hall

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