RALEIGH—At the North Carolina Writers' Network 2016 Fall Conference, November 4-6 in Raleigh, poet and bookstore owner Chris Tonelli will lead the session "The Furniture of the Poem: The Space of the Page and How We Fill It."
Registration for the North Carolina Writers' Network 2016 Fall Conference is open, but pre-registration closes Friday, October 28. Don't delay!
We asked Chris, “What is one piece of advice that you would give to your younger writer self?”
"Don't expect anything from poetry—pursuing your version of the perfect poem needs to be enough. You and your poems will suffer if you're looking for it to do more."
Chris Tonelli works in the libraries at North Carolina State University and co-owns So & So Books in downtown Raleigh, where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their two kids, Miles and Vera. He is a founding editor of the independent poetry press Birds, LLC, and he curates the So & So Series and edits So & So Magazine. He is the author of five chapbooks and a full-length collection, The Trees Around (Birds, LLC).
Register for NCWN's 2016 Fall Conference now at www.ncwriters.org.
The nonprofit North Carolina Writers’ Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to all writers, in all genres, at all stages of development. For additional information, visit www.ncwriters.org.