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Small Press Expo (a part of APRILFest)

March 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Remember your elementary school’s annual book fair where you’d spend your lunch money on Goosebumps? We certainly do!

We’re excited to announce the third annual Small Press Expo, co-presented with APRIL on March 30, from 11 am – 4 pm. There you’ll have the chance to buy books from great presses like Hobart (SF/LD Books), Future Tense, Featherproof, Jaded Ibis, Caktrain, Magic Helicopter, and more.

But it will also be so much more than a book fair! All throughout the day we’ll have readings and musical performances from:

12-1: Housefire Cat Club presents new works

1-1:30: SPLAB Poetry Bout: New Mexicans (Amalio Madueño and Nadine Maestas) vs. Cascadians (Stephen Roxborough and Anastacia Tolbert), hosted by Paul Nelson.

1:30-2:30: The Bushwick Book Club presents original music inspired by The Furnace, featuring Brad Loomis and Nancy K Dillon and others from the BBC.

2:30-3:30: Breadline March on an APRIL Afternoon, featuring Portland poet Michael Heald, and all-girl string trio “the Ink & the Echo.” Hosts Greg Bem and Jeremy Springsteed will perform pieces with string accompaniment. 

3:30-4: Other People’s Poetry & Prose: We’re bringing back a favorite event from Pilot Books. Bring your favorite small or independent press title and read to us. 

Mark your calendars! It’s going to be a great way to end the festival. And because we like you and want you to come, there’s no entry fee and the first ten attendees will get an APRIL tote.