Promoting Your First Collection with Jessica Jacobs & Nickole Brown


Saturday, September 28, 2019
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Promoting Your First Book of Poems

A practical talk about what it takes to get a book out into the world and the steps debut authors might need to take should their first publisher be an independent with limited marketing resources. For ten years Nickole Brown served at publicist for Sarabande, worked as publicist for Arktoi Books, is now Editor of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series. Jessica Jacobs worked as a Senior Acquisitions Editor at Wiley and now serves as the Associate Editor of Beloit Poetry Journal, directing publicity for the journal’s new chapbook series. To support Nickole’s second collection and Jessica’s first, the two toured together for nearly six months, giving over 50 readings and garnering reviews in outlets including Publishers Weekly and O Magazine’s “Oprah’s Circle of Friends.” Drawing on these experiences, they will walk aspiring authors through the steps they can take to see that their first book makes it into the hands of readers.

Poets Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown, who have been married since 2013, regularly travel together to give readings and often teach (and co-teach) a number of generative, craft, and publishing intensives to a wide range of students at all levels.

They have taught together in a range of venues, from Poets House in New York and The Poetry Center at Smith College to Eastern Carolina University and the Writing Workshops in Greece.

There is no required reading for any of these workshops; handouts, accompanied by related generative prompts, will be provided.

Tickets are $124 for this 4hour intensive course. Please register at

NYC writers: the HVWC is located at the Philipse Manor RR station — a short, scenic ride up Metro North’s Hudson line. No car needed! Join us!

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Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Times: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953

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