Compiling Your Chapbook

Instructor: Lylanne Musselman
Date:  Wednesday, October 28
Time:  6:30–9:30PM Eastern
Location: Zoom
Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

Have you been thinking of putting together your poems or flash fiction into a chapbook but aren’t sure where to start? Are you unsure of what a chapbook is or what to do with one once you’ve put it together? Come to the Compiling Your Chapbook workshop and you will get answers to these questions and so much more. We will explore themes (explicit and implicit) for your work, ways to order your work, the ideal number of pieces to include, and we’ll discuss ideas for publishing and marketing your chapbook manuscript when you’re ready. If you don’t feel you have enough themed work, come anyway and we’ll brainstorm ideas. This is your opportunity to learn from a poet who has been fortunate to have five chapbooks, a co-authored volume of poetry, and a volume of poetry published so far, and who is working towards compiling more.


Lylanne Musselman is an award-winning poet, playwright, and visual artist. Her work has appeared in Pank, Flying Island, The Tipton Poetry Journal, The New Verse News, and The Ekphrastic Review, among others, and many anthologies. She is the author of five poetry chapbooks, including Red Mare 16 (Pink House Literary Arts, 2018), a co-author of the volume of poetry, Company of Women New and Selected Poems (Chatter House Press, 2013) and a full-length poetry collection, It’s Not Love, Unfortunately (Chatter House Press, 2018). She has been a Pushcart Prize nominee for her poetry, most recently in 2019. Lylanne lives in Eaton, Indiana with her four cats. You can find out more about her work at


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