A Celebration of the Chapbook at the CUNY Grad Center in late April

Posted by @ 11:58 pm on April 8th, 2009

 

For Immediate Release

We are excited to announce a wonderful event upcoming on April 23-25 in New York: A Celebration of the Chapbook, a three-day festival featuring panels, workshops and a bookfair. For a full schedule of events, visit http://centerforthehumanitiesgc.org/festival . 

This festival celebrates the chapbook and highlights its rich history, as well as its essential place in poetry publishing today, as a vehicle for alternative poetry projects and for emerging authors and editors to gain entry into the literary marketplace. The festival hopes to forge a new platform for the study of the chapbook inside and outside the academy.

We invite you to visit the fair and attend the panels and workshops, all of which are free of charge. Please note that the workshops require registration, and will fill up fast, so reserve your seat now. Visit http://centerforthehumanitiesgc.org/festival for instructions on how to register.

Join us for A Celebration of the Chapbook – we hope to see you there!

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop
The Center for Book Arts
The Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, The Office of Academic Affairs, and MFA Programs in Creative Writing of the City University of New York
Poetry Society of America

 

A CELEBRATION OF THE CHAPBOOK
Thursday April 23rd, 2009 – Saturday April 25th, 2009

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Thursday, April 23
at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue & 34th St

Chapbook Fair
10:00am-6:00pm, The Elebash Recital Hall Lobby

Brief History of Chapbooks
3:00-4:30pm, The Elebash Recital Hall
With Isaac Gewirtz, Curator of the New York Public Library’s Berg
Collection; Eric Lorberer, Editor of Rain Taxi; and Michael Ryan,
Director of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Columbia
University. Moderated by Richard Kaye, Hunter College, CUNY

Chapbooks in the 20th and 21st Centuries
4:30-6:00pm, The Elebash Recital Hall
With Michael Basinski, Assistant Curator of the Poetry/Rare Books
Collection of the University Libraries, SUNY at Buffalo; Anne Waldman,
Chair and Artistic Director of Naropa University’s Summer Writing
Program; and Kevin Young, Emory University. Moderated by Ammiel
Alcalay, Queens College, CUNY.

Keynote Reading

6:00pm, The Elebash Recital Hall
Readings by Lytton Smith, Gerald Stern, Judith Vollmer, Kevin Young
and others, with an introduction by Kimiko Hahn.

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Friday, April 24
at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue & 34th St

Chapbook Fair
10:00am-4:00pm, Rooms 8301/8304

Chapbook Now: Producing Chapbooks
A Workshop for Poets

10:00-11:30am, Room 8400
With Rachel Levitsky (Belladonna*); Sharon Dolin (The Center for Book
Arts); and Ryan Murphy (North Beach Yacht Club). Moderated by Alice
Quinn (Poetry Society of America).
To register, call (212) 817-2005 or e-mail abozicevic@gc.cuny.edu –
registration is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Chapbook Now: Producing Chapbooks
A Workshop for Publishers

11:30am-1:00pm, Room 8402
With Jen Benka (Booklyn); Matvei Yankelevich (Ugly Duckling Presse);
and Brenda Iijima (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs). Moderated by Rob Casper (Poetry
Society of America).
To register, call (212) 817-2005 or e-mail abozicevic@gc.cuny.edu –
registration is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Friday, April 24
at The Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor

Bookmaking for Writers: A Studio Workshop
With Susan Mills and Karen Randall
2:00-5:00pm
To register, call (212) 481-0295 or e-mailinfo@centerforbookarts.org –
registration is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. There’s a $20 materials
fee for each workshop.

Bookmaking for Publishers: A Studio Workshop
With Susan Mills and Karen Randall
2:00-5:00pm
To register, call (212) 481-0295 or e-mailinfo@centerforbookarts.org –
registration is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. There’s a $20 materials
fee for each workshop.

RECEPTION
at The Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
6:00 pm
All are welcome! Visit the exhibitions at The Center for Book Arts:
\’fl \:art, text, new media,
Roni Gross: Zitouna at 20, and Spotlight: 2008 Artists-in-Residence.

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Saturday, April 25
at The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 16 West 32nd Street, Suite 10A

Collector’s Show-and-Tell:
The Secret History of Asian American Literature

Patricia Wakida
2:00-3:00pm

Publishing from the Margins
4:30-6:00pm
With Tan Lin; Dawn Lundy Martin (Third Wave Foundation, Black Took
Collective); and Bushra Rehman. Moderated by Ken Chen (The Asian
American Writers’ Workshop). Followed by a brief reading from the
Workshop’s Postcard Poetry Project.

RECEPTION
at The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 16 West 32nd Street, Suite 10A
6:00 pm

Participating Publishers
Achiote Press
Belladonna*
Booklyn
Book Thug
Cuneiform Press
Dancing Girl Press
Diagram/New Michigan Press
dusi/e-chap kollektiv
Flying Guillotine Press
hand*held*editions
Interlude Editions
Noemi Press
North Beach Yacht Club
Octopus Books
Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs
Rain Taxi
Sarabande Books
Slapering Hol
Small Fires Press
TinFish Press
Toadlily Press
Ubu Editions
Ugly Duckling Presse
Web Del Sol’s World Voices
X-ing Press
and others

For more information visit http://centerforthehumanitiesgc.org/festival

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