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Tucson is home to a number of poetry book publishers that make our city an important literary locale. Tucson Lit Press Fest is your opportunity to meet these publishers and the poets they represent. Tucson Lit Press Fest features a book fair where you can peruse and purchase locally made literature, plus a whole afternoon of exciting readings, panels, and performances:
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Laura Tohe and Stephen Strom of UA Press
Words and pictures from of Tséyi’ / Deep in the Rock
12:40 – 1:10 p.m.
Reading by Charles Alexander
Publisher-poet of Chax Press
1:20 – 1:50 p.m.
Reading by Julie Paegle from torch song tango choir, published by UA Press
Plus tango performance, of course
2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Panel: "The Joys and Challenges of Small-Press Publishing"
with publishers Charles Alexander of Chax Press, Lisa Bowden of Kore Press and Drew Burk of Spork Press
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Jason Bredle and Emma Ramey of New Michigan Press
In a reading that explores poetry’s last taboo—the funny
3:40 – 4:25 p.m.
Bookbinding demo with Drew Burk of Spork Press
Funny Writing workshop with Bredle and Ramey of NMP
4:35 – 5:25 pm
Panel: "Publishing in the 21st Century"
with publishers Kristen Buckles of UA Press, Ander Monson of New Michigan Press, and Rebecca Seiferle of The Drunken Boat
5:35 – 6:05 pm
Reading by TC Tolbert of Kore Press, with improv performance involving dance, text, vocals, and music by Katherine Ferrier (of The Architects) with Movement Salon