Annual Festival of the Chapbook

Category : book

I helped organize some programming for the Chapbook Festival coming up next week for the Center for Book Arts:

Annual Chapbook Festival

Monday May 3 & Tuesday May 4, 2010

The Festival celebrates the chapbook as a work of art and as a medium for alternative and emerging writers and publishers. Now in its second year, the festival features a two-day bookfair with chapbook publishers from around the country, workshops, marathon poetry readings, and a closing-night reading of prize-winning Chapbook Fellows.

Co-sponsored by The Office of Academic Affairs, The Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center and MFA Programs in Creative Writing of the City University of New York, The Center for Book Arts, Poets House, Poetry Society of America, and Poets & Writers

There will be a great bookfair featuring many, many small presses,  several panels, and readings at the CUNY Grad Center on Monday and Tuesday- there’s a complete schedule of events here on the festival’s website.

On Wednesday, May 5th there will be a daylong chapbook-making workshop at the Center for Book Arts with Susan Mills and Karen Randall- writers can get a hands-on taste of how to make a book-there’s some photos from the workshops they led last year here. And a poetry reading in the evening, organized by John Yao and featuring Boni Joi and Albert Mobilio! Liz Zanis  and Amber McMillan are printing limited edition broadsides for the event, and everyone gets to take one home with them.

I’m participating in a workshop with Roni Gross and Jeremy Thompson on the Chapbook as Art Object on both Monday and Tuesday mornings at CUNY at 11:30.

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