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Join us for PRESS FEST!


Buy books. Party with publishers. Celebrate independent and international literature. Join CLMP and over 55 small publishers for a big small press block party during the PEN World Voices Festival. From 4 – 8 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017, publishers, editors and writers will converge on the Washington Square Mews to celebrate independent and international literature. Books and literary magazines will be on sale; participants can also enjoy author signings, live performances, opportunities to write, and literary readings. Lit Crawl NYC kicks off in and around the Washington Square Mews starting at 6PM. PRESS FEST! is free and open to the public.

LOCATION CHANGED! Due to rain in the forecast, PRESS FEST! will now take place in the beautiful Atrium at NYU’s King Juan Carlos of Spain Center.

53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

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A Public Space | American Chordata | Anomalous Press | Apogee Journal | Archipelago Books | Argos Books | Belladonna* | Black Square Editions | Bloof Books | The Cupboard Pamphlet | Deep Vellum | DoubleCross | Drunken Boat | Epiphany Magazine | Erizo | Europa Editions | Feminist Press | Fence | Fence Books | Full Stop Magazine | Futurepoem | Glossolalia | Guillotine | Grove Atlantic | The Hudson Review | Indolent Books | Litmus Press | MAKE Magazine | The Mantle | Mom Egg Review | Montez Press | Mosaic Magazine | New Directions | Newtown Literary | Nightboat Books | No, Dear | Nowhere | Open Letter | The Operating System | OR Books | Painted Bride Quarterly | Pelekinesis | Poet’s Country | Rain Mountain Press | Restless Books | Sagging Meniscus Press | Seven Stories Press | Siglio | Skidrow Penthouse | Sock Monkey | Solid Objects | Springhouse Journal | St. Petersburg Review | Tender Buttons Press | Tiferet Journal | Transit Books | Washington Square Review | Wave Books

Author Signings and Events

Archipelago: Peter Wortsman, Konundrum: Selected Prose of Franz Kafka (6 – 6.30 PM)

Feminist Press: Coloring sheets and pencils celebrating Feminist Press’s Afro-Feminist coloring book Avie’s Dreams

Full Stop: Full Stop: The Book (multiple authors)

The Mantle: Shaun Randol, Gambit: Newer African Writing, Ed.

The Operating System: Tom Haviv, A Flag of No Nation

Pelekinesis: Greg McGoon, Traveling the Twisting Troubling Tanglelows’ Trail and The Royal Heart (4:00 – 6:00 PM); Peter Cherches, Lift Your Right Arm and Autobiography Without Words (6:00 – 8:00 PM); Peter Wortsman, Cold Earth Wanderers and Footprints in Wet Cement (7:00 – 8:00 PM)

Restless Books: Oddny Eir, Land of Love and Ruins (4:30 – 5:30 PM); Filip Springer, History of a Disappearance: The Story of a Forgotten Polish Town (5:30 – 6:30 PM)

Sagging Meniscus: Matthew Gasda, Orchid Elegy; Jacob Smullyan, Errata; Ed Hamilton, The Chintz Age; Interactive performances/readings of Alvin Krinst’s The Yalta Stunts

Skidrow Penthouse: Rosalind Palermo Stevenson, The Absent; Rob Cook, Last Window in the Punk Hotel; Linda Tieber, Force of Flesh; Nava Renek, Where the Survivors Are Buried; Stephanie Dickinson, Port Authority Orchids

Sock Monkey: Nicole Callihan, SuperLoop (4:00 – 4:30 PM); Gretchen Grace, Messy Hair (4:30 – 5:00 PM); Erin Courtney, My Apocalypse (4:30 – 5:00 PM); Marian Fontana, My Apocalypse (5:00 – 5:30 PM); John Talbird, My Apocalypse (5:30 – 6:00 PM); Terence Degnan, Still Something Rattles, The Small Plot Beside the Ventriloquist’s Grave, and My Apocalypse (5:30 – 6:00 PM); Martin Kleinman, Home Front and My Apocalypse (6:00 – 6:30 PM); Longform Exquisite Corpse, to be published on www.sockmonkeypress.org—write on the corpse and get a raffle ticket to win a Sock Monkey Press book (4:00 PM – 7:30 PM)

Tiferet Journal: Frances Richey, The Warrior (5:00 PM); Alexander Cigale, Russian Absurd, translation of Daniil Kharms’s Selected Writings (6:00 PM); Adele Kenny, A Lightning, A Thirst, or Nothing at All; Susan Jackson, Through a Gate of Trees

Listen to literature! Lit Crawl NYC readings at 6, 7, and 8 PM, also taking place in the Washington Mews.

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