A workshop with Mike Medberry
Mike Medberry has published two books: one with a traditional publisher, Caxton Press (On the Dark Side of the Moon), and one that was self-published (Living in the Broken West—Essays). He will contrast each of the ways to gain publication and along that path will share with participants some valuable lessons. Mike will share the reasons for self-publishing, steps to take to publish, the costs of self versus standard publication, different routes to consider, and how to gather support for and share your work. The group, limited to 20 attendees, will also have the opportunity to share projects they are considering for self-publication and to ask questions about the process.
Mike Medberry is the current writer-in-residence at the Hemingway House with The Community Library. He has written essays on conservation for 30 years covering issues for Mountain Gazette, Idaho Magazine, Limberlost Press, High Country News, Boise Blue, The Idaho Mountain Express, Northern Lights, Stroke Connection, Boise Weekly, among others and in the books, Idaho Wilderness Considered and River by Design. He has published short stories, was an Artist in Residence for the City of Boise, has taught classes on writing the memoir, and has edited several published books. He has also authored two books, On the Dark Side of the Moon, about surviving from a severe stroke in Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument, and Living in the Broken West—Essays, his newest book. He was a lead staff person for The Wilderness Society, Idaho Conservation League, Hells Canyon Preservation Council, and other organizations for three decades. He has a MFA from the University of Washington.