Michelle Dotter | Dzanc Books
Michelle Dotter is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Dzanc Books, a nonprofit literary publisher. She earned a degree in Creative Writing from Colorado College before beginning her editing career with MacAdam/Cage Publishing in San Francisco. Before coming to Dzanc, she also worked with MP Publishing, Cameron + Company, Once Magazine, and myriad independent authors across all aspects of the editing process, from content and copy edits to proofreads. She has worked with New York Times bestselling authors, along with winners of the National Book Award, the Whiting Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recipients of other honors. Michelle works out of Colorado, where the first three books on her shelf are CMoS, The Subversive Copy Editor, and the hilarious O Thou Improper, Thou Uncommon Noun.
Michelle is participating in 15-minute consults, a one-hour critique roundtable, and is teaching sessions on the following topics:
Experimental and Literary Fiction across Genres WORKSHOP - What classifies a book as a work of experimental or literary fiction? As a writer, when can experimental techniques enhance your story, and when do you want to steer clear? Join us for a two-hour workshop discussing examples of effective experimental fiction techniques, the pros and cons of breaking from the commercial fiction norms, and some hands-on practice taking your writing in a whole new direction.
Giving and Receiving Constructive Criticism - There's nothing more valuable than a good critique partner or beta reader, one who gives feedback that writers can really trust. Join a professional editor sharing tips for how to give criticism that gets at the heart of the revision process - and how to use criticism in improving your own book.