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Widener Invites Area Writers to Join Literary Magazine Scene through Writers and Editors Roundtable and Networking Event

The English Department at Widener University has planned a roundtable discussion Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. on publishing in the local literary magazine scene.Featured speakers are Courtney K. Bambrick, poetry editor at Philadelphia Stories; Tamara Oakman, executive editor of APIARY Magazine; and Paul Siegell, senior editor at Painted Bride Quarterly. The event, open to all area writers, takes place on Widener's Main Campus in Chester, Pa., in the University Center, Room C.

"We look forward to introducing Widener and other students to the writing, editorial and publishing processes of local literary magazines and to helping all writers network with editors and seek outlets for their work," said Dr. Janine Utell, associate professor and chair of English at Widener. "Some may even find this as a way to reenter the literary marketplace and begin writing again."

As part of their Q-and-A, Bambrick, Oakman and Siegell will address the topic of internships for the young writers in attendance. They will also join Widener students and faculty in short readings of their own published work.

For more information, contact Utell at or 610-499-4527. For directions to Widener's Main Campus, click here. For a campus map, click here.

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