Small Press Festival Sept. 29

Medicine Wheel Productions in collaboration with Somerville’s Ibbetson Street Press is proud to present A Celebration of the Small Presses at the home of Medicine Wheel Productions in South Boston on Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to public.


This event is conjunction with Medicine Wheel’s Spoke Gallery’s exhibition, Terrain. The Spoke exhibition is based on the word Terrain and all of its meanings- although maps and mapping will be key the thread of investigation. Many small presses are named after the sites where they were founded. The event is also in conjunction with the annual international event, 100 Thousand Poets for Change which is also occurring on September 29.

The small presses and little magazines have long been the life blood for the literary community. Many poets from Walt Whitman to Allen Ginsberg got their start in the print and now online literary subculture. The Small Press has been there to give a voice to the emerging, the iconoclast,, the experimental, the mad man, the holy fool, all of whom would not have a chance with mainstream publishers.

Participating local presses will included the Cervena Barva Press http://cervenabarvapress.com/

Wilderness House Literary Press http://www.wildernesshousepress.net/

South Boston Literary Review

Off the Grid Press http://offthegridpress.net/

Ibbetson Street Press http://ibbetsonpress.com/.

There will be a reading from authors from the said presses as well as a student readers Samille Taylor and Kara Bonelli from Endicott College that is now affiliated with Ibbetson. Books will be available for purchase, and a small reception will follow.

“Ibbetson Street Press is a unifying force in the Boston poetry scene, and the most viable way for poetry lovers to keep in touch with what’s happening. There’s nothing sectarian or cliquey about Ibbetson, and I think the variety of its poets…reflect the breadth of its community.” (Peter Desmond- Cambridge, Mass. poet and winner of two Cambridge Poetry Awards)

Medicine Wheel Productions (MWP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform communities from the inside out by inviting all members to participate in the healing and transcendent power of public art. MWP’s Spoke Gallery is an innovative new program that seeks to act as a hub for artists of all disciplines who want to join the conversation.

Medicine Wheel Productions and its exhibition programs are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events.

Medicine Wheel Productions
110 K Street – 2nd floor, South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 268-6700, http://www.mwproductions.org/ , Email: dougholder@post.harvard.edu  617-710-0163. MBTA: Redline Broadway Stop- no 9 Bus to K St.

 

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