Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Crazyhorse/Tupelo Press Publishing Institute

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The first annual Crazyhorse/Tupelo Press Publishing Institute will be held June 4-30, 2007. The institute offers hands-on opportunities for graduate students and emerging writers to learn about literary publishing. At the institute, students will work with Crazyhorse Editors Carol Ann Davis and Garrett Doherty in classroom and real-world settings; Jeffrey Levine, Tupelo Press Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, will offer guest lectures as well. Over the course of 4 weeks, students will participate in the process of choosing 25 finalists for the 8th annual Tupelo Press First book Prize, and receive a behind the scenes look at how a first book in poetry becomes successful. For more information please visit or contact Carol Ann Davis at

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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