The Alberta Magazine Publisher's Association & Edmonton Small Press team up to present a one-day event in the Library Theatre Lobby to expose you to some of the great, underexposed literary activities happening in our backyards.
ESPA & AMPA will be representing some of our member publications (and related ephemera), and we also invite other poets/writers/artists with their own books & zines, as well as local independent publishers and distributors.
What will be there? ESPA defines 'small press' fairly broadly, so CDs, film/video, small artworks and other 'published items' are also welcome - so long as it's independent/not corporate it's 'eligible'. AMPA will be coordinating the sale of their member publications/magazines, and ESPA's half will be coordinating everything else 'small press/independent media'.
The point is to get locals to pay more attention to a wide variety of Albertan publications, publishers and/or distributors, and encourage them to buy independent and local. We'll also be circulating the petition/info about the Feds' cuts to literary magazines--in the meantime, click on the Small Mags Ad below to get more info from the campaign's facebook page.
People wanting to participate in the Fair are asked to send ESPA the following info by Wednesday, Oct. 14:
- their publication(s)/imprint name
- contact person
- phone & email (and website, if applicable)
- how much space they need (eg: half table for independents? full table for small publishers with many titles?) We only have room for about 20-25 (full) tables but they can be shared to maximize the # of participants. First come, first served!
Please Note: Local participants MUST be in attendance to sell their own items (we can not 'represent' you, sorry.)
After checking out the mags, pop into the Edmonton Room for Consuming Kids (4pm), then head over to Metro Cinema for more films: Radical Jesters with HONK! No Noise is Illegal, followed by American Radical! (See Media Democracy page for details!)
At 2pm AMPA & LitFest will also be hosting a special professional development session with New York Times Magazine editor, Paul Tough.
Paul will discuss how to develop a killer feature story, plus, it's your chance to pick the brains of this star editor. So bring your questions and get ready to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.
Friday, October 23 @ 2pm, at Stanley A. Milner Library, Sixth Floor: Room #7
Cost: Free for AMPA members and students if registered by October 15th; $10 for AMPA members and students after October 15th; $15 for non-members
To register, email email@example.com with your name, phone number and email address.