Organizer: Kathleen Bitteti –Small Press Event
Small Press Event
Saturday, September 29, 2012
7:00pm in EDT
Medicine Wheel Productions in collaboration with the Ibbetson Street Press is proud to present A Celebration of the Small Presses at the home of Medicine Wheel Productions in South Boston on Sept. 29, at 7PM. The event is free and open to public.
This event is conjunction with Medicine Wheel’s Spoke Gallery’s exhibition, Terrain. The Spoke exhibition is based on the word Terrain and all of its meanings- although maps and mapping will be key the thread of investigation. Many small presses are named after the sites where they were founded. The event is also in conjunction with the second annual international event, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, which is also occurring on September 29th.
The small presses and little magazines have long been the lifeblood for the literary community. Many poets from Walt Whitman to Allen Ginsberg got their start in the print and now online literary subculture. The Small Press has been there to give a voice to the emerging, the iconoclast,, the experimental, the mad man, the holy fool, all of whom would not have a chance with mainstream publishers.
Participating local presses will included the Cervena Barva Press http:/
/cervenabarvapress.org, Wilderness House Literary Press, South Boston
Gazette, Off the Grid Press, and the Ibbetson Street Press http://
There will be readings from authors from the said presses as well as a student reader from Endicott College that is now affiliated with Ibbetson. Books will be available for purchase, and a small reception will follow.
About the Collaborators:
“Ibbetson Street Press is a unifying force in the Boston poetry scene, and the most viable way for poetry lovers to keep in touch with what’s happening. There’s nothing sectarian or cliquey about Ibbetson, and I think the variety of its poets…reflect the breadth of its community.” -Peter Desmond- Cambridge, Mass. poet and winner of two Cambridge Poetry Awards
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