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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

May 3 - 4 Annual Chapbook Festival at CUNY

ANNUAL CHAPBOOK FESTIVAL
Monday May 3 & Tuesday May 4, 2010


The Festival celebrates the chapbook as a work of art and as a vehicle 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




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Schedule of Events

BOOKFAIR
1pm to 7pm both days
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street)
New York, NY 10016
in the Proshansky Auditorium Lobby, C Level
Free and open to the public

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MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010

Workshops
10am – 1pm, C Level Breakout Rooms

Registration required. To attend workshops, please register by e-mailing abozicevic at gc.cuny.edu and specifying which workshop you wish to attend.


• 10 – 11:30am Producing Chapbooks: A Workshop for Poets
• 10 – 11:30am Do-It-Yourself Chapbooks: Make and Distribute Your Own
• 11:30am – 1pm Producing Chapbooks: A Workshop for Publishers
• 11:30am – 1pm Chapbooks as Art Objects

Chapbook Poets: a Marathon Reading
2 – 7pm, C Level Breakout Rooms
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception
7 – 8pm, Proshansky Auditorum Lobby



TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010

Workshops
10am – 1pm, C Level Breakout Rooms

Registration required. To attend workshops, please register by e-mailing abozicevic at gc.cuny.edu and specifying which workshop you wish to attend.


• 10 – 11:30am Producing Chapbooks: A Workshop for Poets
• 10 – 11:30am Do-It-Yourself Chapbooks: Make and Distribute Your Own
• 11:30am – 1pm Producing Chapbooks: A Workshop for Publishers
• 11:30am – 1pm Chapbooks as Art Objects


Chapbook Poets: a Marathon Reading
2 – 7pm, C Level Breakout Rooms
Free and open to the public

PSA Chapbook Fellowship reading
7pm, Martin E. Segal Theatre

Followed by reception

On Wednesday, May 5, The Center for Book Arts will host printing and bookbinding workshops. To sign up, visit their website.

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Participating Publishers

2nd Ave Poetry
Bateau Press
BOOK Works
BookThug
Cervena Barva Press
Concrete Wolf Chapbook Press
Corollary Press
Cy Gist Press
DoubleCross Press
Etched Press
Finishing Line Press
Flying Guillotine Press
Greying Ghost Press
Instance Press
Love Among the Ruins
Noemi Press
Pen Press
Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press
Poets Wear Prada
Poinciana Paper Press
Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs
River Poets Journal/Lilly Press
Sarabande Books
Seven Kitchens Press
Slapering Hol
Small Anchor Press
Spire Press
sunnyoutside
Tarpaulin Sky Press
The Physiocrats
Toadlily Press
Ugly Duckling Presse
X-ing Press/Agriculture Reader
and many more!


Are you an interested publisher? Please e-mail abozicevic at gc.cuny.edu to reserve space at the bookfair.

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For information about last year's Chapbook Festival, download the pdf program, or visit the press links below.



    "Celebrating the Chapbook: Postcard From New York City", April 2009, Poets & Writers
    "Spoils of the Chapbook Fair", April 2009, HTMLGIANT

    "A Celebration of the Chapbook", July 2009, 365 Fifth


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