Book Fairs and Events

404. Alternative BOOK FAIR: With a great line-up, of publishers and programs

The Indie Book Fair.

We have a great line-up, of publishers and programs–everything from an interview with Michael Cunningham to a discussion on the election, to cupcakes to publishing kid’s books; from a PEN panel to chick lit panel. Please also see the website at www.smallpress.org. (Click on the title above to be taken straight to the website).

For more information, please contact – Karin 212/764-7021

Nation’s Top Independent Publishers Take Part in December 2-3, 2006 Book Fair, in Manhattan

The Annual Independent and Small Press Book Fair will take place on Saturday, December 2nd (10 am to 6pm) and Sunday, December 3rd (11am to 5pm), at the Small Press Center, at 20 West 44th Street in New York City. The Fair is free and open to the public ($1 suggested donation), and features over 150 of the nation’s top indie presses, and 28 cutting-edge literary, political and cultural programs. More
information on events can be found at www.smallpress.org

The Independent and Small Press Book Fair is one of the most groundbreaking independent publishing events of the year. Some of the nation’s leading indie presses participating this year include: Akashic Books, AK Press, Allworth Press, Archipelago, Coffee House Press, Contemporary Press, Disinformation, The Feminist Press, Haymarket Books, Melville House Press, Nation Books, The New Press, Ocean Press, PEN American, Persea Books, Soft Skull Press, and Seven Stories Press.

In addition to the diverse array of exhibitors, the weekend is packed with a variety of literary, publishing and cultural events, featuring: Pamela Aidan, Dore Ashton, Amiri Baraka, Jen Benka, Jennifer Baumgardner, Phong Bui, Colin Channer, T. Cooper, Michael Cunningham, Ira Joe Fisher, Luis Francia, Steve Freeman, Matthea Harvey, Caren Lissner, Joe Meno, Jonas Mekas, Mark Crispin Miller, Eileen Myles, Greg Palast, Ed Park, Rachel Pine, Peter Plate, Katha Pollitt, Paul Robeson, Jr., Dan Simon, Martha Southgate, David Levi Strauss, Anne Waldman, Nation Books, PEN American, and much more…

Each year the Fair draws in the region of 3,000 to 4,000 people. With this year’s programming including an in-depth interview with Michael Cunningham, acclaimed author of Specimen Days and The Hours, a panel by PEN American, a conversation on Ohio 2004 with Mark Crispin Miller and Greg Palast, as well as a discussion with female poets Anne Waldman and Eileen Myles, the Fair is sure to continue in its tradition of excellence. Additional goings-on include a psychic card reader and a literary cafe. A list of panels and events follows:

Saturday, December 2nd

11am-1pm: READINGS FROM SELECTED SMALL PRESS AUTHORS

11am-12pm: HERE’S LOOKIN’ AT YOU, CUPCAKE: Elaine Cohen, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Marisa Bulzone.

12pm-1pm: CHICK LIT: MORE THAN JUST BRIDGET AND BLAHNIKS: Rachel Pine, Caren Lissner, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Karin Siplin, Sarah Mlynowski.

1pm-2pm: PARTNER WITH YOUR PUBLISHER: HOW NOT TO FEEL @#%*!ED WHEN YOUR BOOK COMES OUT: Donna LeBlanc, Stephanie Gunning, Carol Hoenig, Jill Siegel.

2pm-3pm: RiSE OF THE PROGRESSIVE BLOGOSPHERE AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN POLITICS: Bill Scher, Bob Geiger, Lindsay Beyerstein, Jeffrey Feldman.

2pm-3pm: PEN AMERICAN: LITERATURE OF COLOR: MYTH OR REALITY?: Luis Francia, Monique Truong, Martha Southgate, Jaime Manrique.

3pm-4pm: INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

4pm-5pm: SEIZE THE DAY: GROUNDBREAKING FICTION WRITERS CHARTING TURBULENT WATERS: Joe Meno, Peter Plate, T. Cooper, Ed Park.

5pm-6pm: THE POLITICS OF POETRY: WOMEN INVENTING NEW GROUNDS:Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, Jen Benka, Matthea Harvey.

Sunday, December 3rd

12pm-1pm: READINGS FROM SELECTED SMALL PRESS AUTHORS

12pm-1pm: STEALING THE VOTE: WAS THE 2004 ELECTION STOLEN? AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING IN 2008?: Mark Crispin Miller, Greg Palast, Paul Robeson, Jr., Steve Freeman.

1pm-2pm: ROE VS. WADE IN 2007: NO REST FOR THE WEARY: Katha Pollitt, Jennifer Baumgardner, Eyal Press, Sara Nelson.

1pm-2pm: PICTURE BOOKS: HARDER THAN THEY LOOK: Emily Jenkins, Tomek Bogacki, Erin Clarke, Meghan McCarthy.

2pm-3pm: THE NATION Books PANEL: Tom Engelhardt & Elizabeth Holtzman.

2pm-3pm: READING & BOOK SIGNING WITH IRA JOE FISHER (CBS)

3pm-4pm: TWO THE HARD WAY: AMIRI BARAKA & COLIN CHANNER IN CONVERSATION

3pm-4pm: READING & BOOK SIGNING WITH RELENTLESS AARON

4pm-5pm: BURNING NEW YORK: EXPOSING THE SUBCULTURE OF GRAFFITI: James & Karla Murray, Savager, Lady Pink, Smith.

4pm-5pm: BOOKS AS CULTURAL WEAPONS: THE IMPULSE TO PRESERVE: Dore Ashton, David Levi Strauss, Jonas Mekas, Phong Bui.

The Small Press Center gratefully acknowledges the support of: BookExpo, BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Chelsea Now, Coral Graphics, Mediabistro, The Nation, The New York Review of Books, The New York Observer, Publishers Weekly, Rodale, Thomson Shore, and The Villager.

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