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  • Date: March 30
  • Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm PT

Small Press Expo (a part of APRILFest)

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-Renee), 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.