LITLIT: The Little Literary Fair

  • Sat 20 – Sun 21 July 2019
  • 11 am – 6 pm

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 BooksWords 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.

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