In this thought-provoking program, Janet Desaulniers explores the decline of New York's publishing industry and the medium as a whole, while hailing fresh strategies to support independent literature and joyful artistic practice. Desaulniers' fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and TriQuarterly among others, and she was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Her book What You've Been Missing won the 2004 John Simmons Award and she's an Associate Professor in the MFA Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
DePaul University teams with the Chicago Public Library for the DePaul Summer Writing Conference, featuring programs devoted to the art of the written word. CPL is pleased to co-host the opening and closing public programs.
Recorded Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Harold Washington Library Center.