Wednesday, March 19, 2008

small press showcase

CHICAGO-- In recognition of National Small Press Month The Poetry Center of Chicago is presenting an evening featuring some of the City's excellent independent literary publishers from 7pm -10 pm on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the School of the Art Institute Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave. Admission is free, though donations are welcome.

The program will include featured readings by participating press authors as well as a book fair at which press titles will be available to purchase and press representatives will be present to answer questions and discuss their books. Participating Presses are Answer Tag Home Press, Cracked Slab Books, Dancing Girl Press, Featherproof Books, Fractal Edge Press, March Abrazo Press, Puddin' Head Press, and Switchback Books.

The evening’s readings, listed by press affiliation, are as follows:

Answer Tag Home Press – John Tipton, Joel Felix, and Laura Sims

Cracked Slab Books – Garin Cycholl, and Lina Ramona Vitkauskas

Dancing Girl Press – Sarah Gardner, Daniela Olszewska and Melissa Severin

Featherproof Books – Susannah Felts

Fractal Edge Press – Charlie Newman, Al DeGenova and Wayne Allen Jones

March Abrazo Press – Raul Nino, Olivia Macel and Carlos Cumpian

Puddin' Head Press – Nina Corwin, Sandy Goldsmith and Marydale Stewart

Switchback Books – Kathleen Rooney, Hanna Andrews and Becca Klaver

Founded in 1974, the award-winning Poetry Center of Chicago is an independent not-for-profit arts organization that is committed to building Chicago’s access to poetry through readings, workshops, residencies and arts education. The Poetry Center is currently in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For more information about the 35th Annual Reading Series, please contact Johnpaul Higgins at 312 899-1229 or . For general information regarding the Poetry Center visit . This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


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