Upcoming Panel

Self-publishing Primer: How to Become Your Own Publisher

Saturday, April 11, 10:30 a.m.
Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference
Minneapolis Convention Center

Patti Frazee, Moderator; Gordon Thomas, Joe Lusso, Ellen Krug
The new world of self-publishing has left many authors scratching their heads. Itís like being asked to build a house when you donít even have a toolbox. Where to begin? This panel of authors, publishing consultants, and editors will address the joys and pitfalls of becoming an indie author, and will give every writer the tools to venture forth into this brave new world. Practical information will be presented to help you explore the options and start to build a publishing foundation.

Upcoming Workshops

First Pages Labs

Presented by Hennepin County Libraries, MELSA, and The Loft Literary Center

(All sessions are 90 minutes long and are free and open to the public.)

Epublishing: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m.: Walker Library, 2880 Hennepin Ave South

Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.: Rum River Library, 4201 6th Ave, Anoka, MN

A Novel Idea

Have you always wanted to write the Great American Novel, but donít know where to begin? Learn the core elements of crafting a novel to help you get started.

Tuesday, April 28, 6:00 p.m.: St. Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Dr. NE St., St. Anthony, MN

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Patti Frazee is the author of two novels. Cirkus was published by Alyson Books in 2006 and re-released in Kindle version in December 2011. Cirkus was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and was a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. Patti's second novel, Out of Harmony, was released in January 2012.

Patti grew up in Fremont, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She received a BFA in theatre and went on to work at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts for two summers. After a brief stint in New York City and a longer stint in Nebraska, Patti eventually moved to Minneapolis.

She left the acting life and pursued her dream of becoming a writer. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University in 2002. In 2005, Patti was awarded an honorable mention in the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Lesbian Writer's Fund.

Patti is a professional copy editor, copywriter, and proofreader. She has worked with companies such as Llewellyn Worldwide Publishing (specifically with their Flux imprint), Hazelden Publishing, and U.S. Bank.

She also works with indy authors to self-publish their books, advising them in all facets along the way and even serving as a book designer. She has worked with authors such as Lorna Landvik and Toni McNaron.

Patti lives in Minneapolis with her wife, and their dog and two cats.

Selected Works

...Frazeeís probing work is an ode to the power of the imagination and the ongoing quest for identity. -- Pamela Carter Joern, author of The Floor of the Sky
A feast of words and dreams...
--Susan Power, author of Roofwalker and Grassdancer

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