Small Press Month! Mark you Calendars and Daybooks
little scratch pad press is happy to be taking part in a host of events this month, from small press book fairs, readings and panel discussions, fundraisers for local presses, and a special Endocrinology evening of readings/performances to celebrate the poetry of Bonita Z. who suddenly passed away on February 27.
Here is the upcoming calendar:
STARCHERONE BOOKS is celebrating NATIONAL SMALL PRESS MONTH with an
event called NAKED KITCHEN YOGA on FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009, 7 pm, at RUST
BELT BOOKS, 202 Allen St., Buffalo, NY. Participants will share a 5 minute or less work written by themselves or others that has been published by a small press book, magazine, journal, chapbook, or other construction strongly or loosely affiliated with small presses. A $5 donation entitles the contributor to ONE FREE DRINK (beer, wine, or nonalcoholic) and one lucky attendee will also win a complete set of the 18 (maybe 19) Starcherone Books published to date!
Starcherone Books is itself a nonprofit small press publisher of innovative fiction
and hybrid prose stuff, and intends this celebration as a fundraiser, as well as a fun occasion where we get to see old and new friends and together celebrate non-mainstream contemporary literature and its offshoots.
Readings by: Mike Basinski, Aaron Lowinger, Lisa Forrest, Kristi Gansworth, Geoffrey Gatza, Gregory Gerke, Mark Gunther, Paul Hogan, Steve McCaffery, Ted Pelton, Ethan Paquin, Douglas Manson, Chuck Richardson, Gary Earl Ross, Forrest Roth, Mike Sikkema, Ed Taylor AND MORE!!!
Endocrinology Open Mic at Sugar City:
POETRY/PERFORMANCE :: ENDOCRINOLOGY MARCH 10, 7:00 PM
WE LOVE YOU BONITA “ELECTRIC PANCAKES LADYLAND”
19 WADSWORTH in ALLENTOWN BUFFALO
THIS WILL BE A NIGHT OF POETIC CELEBRATION OF BONITA Z.’s POETRY. PLEASE
MEMORIZE A POEM OR THREE FROM OSCAR WILLIAMS’ TREASURY OF AMERICAN
POETRY, or LOUIS UNTERMEYER’S MODERN AMERICAN POETRY, or READ A POEM
sing a SONG or CHANT a CHANT FOR/ABOUT BONITA. She also loved the poetry of Sylvia Plath and William Stafford.
March 12 & 13:
Poet/Publisher Douglas Manson will be in Kent, Ohio to give a featured reading for the Wick Poetry Center Anniversary Series, 8:00 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Room 306 at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. There will also be panel discussions on Internships, Arts Administration and Teaching Poetry in Higher Education on the 12th and 13th during the day. To see the full schedule go to:
March 20: A special night of poetry readings centered on Buffalo Small Presses at 7:00 p.m. Location TBA
THE BUFFALO SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR.
The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair is a regional one day event that brings booksellers, authors, bookmakers, zinesters, small presses, artists, poets, and other cultural workers (and enthusiasts) together in a venue where they can share ideas, showcase their art, and peddle their wares.
The 3rd Annual Buffalo Small Press Book Fair
will be held on March 21, 2009 at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 453 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY.
More information at: www.buffalosmallpress.org
See you there!!