Midwest Small Press Festival

May 3, 2012

June 1-3, 2012.

The 1st annual Midwest Small Press Festival will be held over the weekend of June 1st-3rd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The weekend-long event will take place in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, a cozy little spot full of artists and doers with a cooperative fervor.

The festival will center around a book-fair at the Polish Falcon (801 e. clarke st.) on Saturday June 2nd where small presses from throughout the region will have their wares on display and for sale. With presses coming from Chicago, Minneapolis, Michigan and Ohio, as well as from other parts of Wisconsin. The event hopes to present an impressive introduction to the independent literary presence in the Midwest.

Ancillary events throughout the weekend include an opening reception at Woodland Pattern Book Center (720 e. locust st.) and multimedia word based performances at The Nut Factory (3750 n. fratney) on Friday June 1st as well as workshops and readings at the Cream City Collectives (732 e. clarke st.) throughout the day on Saturday the 2nd and a brunch spelling-bee and literary trivia game at the Riverwest Public House (815 e. locust st.) on Sunday June 3rd as well as live music, gallery showings and more.

Table space is cheap at $15 for half a table, $25 for a full table.

For more information about the festival including a complete schedule and list of visiting presses please keep an eye on www.midwestsmallpressfestival.org. Contact the organizers here with questions.

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