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Bronx Memoir Project Workshop: Indie Publishing in the Digital Age
May 25 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Author, publisher, visual artist, and BRIO winner Orlando Ferrand will share the process for transforming a completed manuscript into a book that can be enjoyed by readers as both a repository of content and a work of art. He’ll discuss the steps that writers should consider and research before embarking on this journey, such as budgeting, self-editing, copyediting, book cover design, and marketing tools for social media. He’ll also address the importance of working with industry-standard software and will share resources available for creating and launching the most aesthetically pleasing and professional book possible, which will represent you and your brand.
About Orlando Ferrand (Instructor)
Orlando Ferrand is an award-winning poet, writer, literary translator, editor, publisher, and digital designer. He’s a recipient of BCA’s BRIO, SU-CASA, and the Artist in Community grants. A member of PEN America and The Authors Guild, he’s the author of the full-length poetry collections, Citywalker, La Otra Isla, and Star Witness, as well as the memoir Apologia: Cuban Childhood in My Backpack. Ferrand is a contributing writer and artist to PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers, the Visual AIDS Blog, POZ magazine, Linden Lane Magazine & Press, The Adroit Journal and La Peregrina Magazine. His featured TED talk and recital, “Underneath the Accent of My Skin,” was released in 2017. Ferrand has performed at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, The New York Poetry Festival and The Poets Network & Exchange, Inc.