Small Press Fest
Small Press Fest runs over the weekend Saturday and Sunday 22-23 July from 12am-6pm. RSVP for individual events below.
Join us for the second iteration of Small Press Fest, an annual fair celebrating small-press and independent publications. Browse through publications, meet artists and publishers, and participate in the activities. This year, the programme also explores solidarity in publishing practices, with poetry performances, a pop up bookshop and a writing workshop.
Highlights of the fair are the book launch of Moving Pictures Painted, with a sale of rare and original vintage film posters from the 1950s-1970s by aflam, Hamja Ahsan talking about a solidarity network formed out of DIY cultures festival, and bilingual readings for children with LibLib Publishing.
Featuring tables by aflam, CentreCentre, Chutney Magazine, Discontent, Hamja Ahsan, Khidr Collective, LibLib Publishing, Maqam Books, Small Tune Press, STUART, the87press, alongside a curated table with contributions from Book Works, Hajar Press, LUMIN press, Rab-Rab Press, The Book Society Seoul, amongst others.
Saturday 22 July:
Moving Pictures Painted with CentreCentre
Poetry and Music organised by From the Lips to the Moon
Created by Pouya Ehsaei (music, electronics) and Tara Fatehi (vocals, poetry)
With Jabbaristan on tanbur and percussions, alongside poetry by Dzifa Benson, Maureen Onwunali, Momtaza Mehri and Silay.
Sunday 23 July:
Screening and Conversation
DIY cultures festival becoming a solidarity network with Hamja Ahsan
Reading Session for children (ages 0-5)
with LibLib Publishing
Literature and Solidarity, with Makan and the87press