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LITLIT: The Little Literary Fair

Sat 20 Jul 2019, 11 am – Sun 21 Jul 2019, 6 pm

Los Angeles

LITLIT, or The Little Literary Fair, is a two-day book fair celebrating independent booksellers, book publishers, and book makers from Los Angeles and beyond. The book fair, free and open to the public, will take place from 20 – 21 July, 11 am – 6 pm at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles.

Hosted by the Los Angeles Review of Books and Hauser & Wirth Publishers, LITLIT brings together the eclectic contemporary in publishing, creating a unique opportunity for independent publishers to offer a range of books, while sharing their missions with Angelenos of all stripes.

Presented in partnership with the 2019 LARB Publishing Workshop, LITLIT is an exciting addition to the landscape of summer activities for the culturally curious. Programming throughout the weekend will include interviews and panel discussions with publishers, authors, artists, and community organizers.

Participating publishers, booksellers, and vendors include: Angel City Press, Artbook, BookSwell
Counter Culture Coffee, DoppelHouse Press, GayettesHarvard Square Editions, Hauser & Wirth Publishers, Hay HouseInlandia Institute,
Insert Blanc PressInterlude PressInventory Press, Jaded Ibis Press, Kaya Press, LARB Books, LARB/
USC Publishing Workshop, The Los Angeles PressLos Angeles Public Library, Magra Books, Not a Cult, NouvellaPEN AmericaProspect Park Books, Rare Bird, Red Hen Press, Tia Chucha Press & Centro Cultural, Tsehai Publishers & Harriet Tubman Press, Two Lines
Press & Center for the Art of Translation, Unnamed Press, Vagabond Books, Words UncagedWorld Stage Press & Community Lit InitiativeWriting
Workshops Los Angeles, and X Artists’ Books.


Schedule of Events

Sat, 20 Jul

11 am – Panel: Arts & Books
Join artists, publishers, and vendors as they define what makes an art book. Participants include Dagny Corcoran of Art Catalogues, artist and X Artists’ Books co-founder Alexandra Grant, artist Paul McCarthy, and Dr. Michaela Unterdörfer of Hauser & Wirth Publishers.

1 pm – Panel: Activism In Words
An exploration of how activism and publishing work together. Participants include Jessica M. Wilson Cárdenas of Tia Chucha, Dawn Finley of the Feminist Library On Wheels, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy of Words Uncaged, Tobias Tubbs of Words Uncaged, and Elias Wondimu of Tsehai Publishers.

4 pm – Conversation: Absurdity & Writing
Writers Melissa Broder and Alissa Nutting discuss how absurdity in their writing creates humor – and drama.

Sun, 21 Jul

4 pm – Conversation: Latinx/LA Poetics
Poets Yesika Salgado and Vickie Vértiz explore Latinx poetry from – and for – Los Angeles and beyond.

No booking is necessary. This event is free to attend and open to the public.