Monday, February 15, 2010

Capital Lit, Albany's First Lit Mag & Small Press Fair

Attention Albany Lit Lovers! Start 2010 off right with all the literary magazines and books you can carry off from CAPITAL LIT, CLMP’s first-ever Albany Lit Mag & Small Press Fair.

The fair will take place on Saturday, February 20, from 12pm-6pm, in Saint Joseph Auditorium, 985 Madison Avenue, on The College of Saint Rose campus.

Hundreds of regional and national independent literary publishers will converge to sell their journals for only $2 an issue and books for $4 each. Many publishers will attend in person to meet Albany’s eager readers, so don’t miss this opportunity to discover literature you are unlikely to find in a single store, and meet the publishers and editors who do the real work of keeping American Literature vibrant and vital.

An offering of Frequency North, the aggressively eclectic visiting writers reading series at Saint Rose, and the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, CAPITAL LIT will bring to Albany hundreds of regional and national independent literary publishers who will sell their journals for only $2 an issue and books for $4 each. The all-day festival includes a panel discussion on publishing, readings by three of the region’s notable authors and, that evening at Valentine's music hall, the Albany debut of Karaoke + Poetry = Fun!

Admission is free and open to the public. This program is made possible in part through support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses

Here is the schedule of events:

12-6 Book Fair, Saint Joseph Auditorium
1pm Potlach with Colie Collen
2pm Indie Publishing Panel Discussion
5pm Reading and discussion with Shane Jones, Tobias Seamon and Barbara Louise Ungar

7pm Karaoke + Poetry = Fun
17 New Scotland Avenue
Featuring Eric Auld, Cara Benson, R.M. Englehardt, Geof Huth, Murrow, Tara Needham, Mary Panza, Tobias Seamon, Alifair Skebe, Dan Wilcox

Come and sign up to read and sing!

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