Publishing Workshops, Panels and Events

To register for the full conference and enroll in a three-day workshop or three-day critical seminar, click on the button below. All keynote talks, panels, one-day workshops, readings and special events are included in general registration, as is attendance at the Poetry Symposium each afternoon. All three-day workshops and three-day critical seminars require an additional fee of $200.


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Publishing Panel #1: "From the Hand of the Writer to the Eye of the Reader: The Independent Press Supply Chain.” Caleb Seeling, Moderator, with Kyle Harvey, Uche Ogbuje and Danny Rosen.

Sunday, July 23, 2:00 - 4:00, Taylor Hall 205

To see full biographies of the panelists, click each speaker's name below:

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Publishing One-Day Workshop #1: “The Challenges of Marketing.” Instructors: Caleb Seeling and Sandra Bond.

Saturday, July 22, 8:30 - 10:00 am, Taylor Hall 200

The publishing landscape continues to change at an astonishing pace, affecting publishers in all fields, from journalsim to children's books. Join Caleb Seeling, Publisher of Conundrum Press and Director of Western's Certificate in Publishing, as he discusses strategies for marketing books on all platforms in a world where individual attention, let alone time to read, is at a premium.

Caleb Seeling

Caleb J. Seeling is the Director of Western's Certificate in Publishing. He began working in publishing in 2006 and founded Samizdat Publishing Group in Denver in 2009. The company has since expanded, forming three imprints (Conundrum Press, Conundrum Faith, and Samizdat Creative), publishing between 20-30 books altogether each year. An active member of several publishing and arts organizations, Caleb is also a social entrepreneur, finding ways to serve the greater community and disadvantaged youth through strategic partnerships with organizations such as Colorado Business Committee for the Arts and Youth on Record. He has also recently published two graphic novels, The Battle Begins andThe Seeds of Strugglewith David C. Cook Publishing, illustrated by Eisner-award winning artist Sergio Cariello, with a contract for at least one moreCaleb is a native Coloradan based in Golden, where he lives with his wife Angela, four children, and three chickens.

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All three-day Workshops meet Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 7/20, 7/22 and 7/23, from 10:15 - 12:15. Cost: $200 in addition to registration.

Publishing Three-Day Workshop: "How to Prepare Yourself to Compete in the Publishing Industry." Leader: Sandra Bond

​Taylor Hall 200

Sandra Bond started her agency in Denver after working for the Jody Rein Books agency. She works with both first-time and previously published authors, and her clients write fiction in various genres, young adult fiction, and many categories of nonfiction. Sandra was the program administrator at the University of Denver's Publishing Institute for 4 years (2005-2009), and she is now a guest lecturer at the Institute.

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