LITLIT: The Little Literary Fair

  • Sat 30 – Sun 31 July 2022
  • 11 am – 6 pm

LITLIT, or The Little Literary Fair, returns to Hauser & Wirth this July 30 & 31, 2022!

The Los Angeles Review of Books and Hauser & Wirth Publishers are excited to bring LITLIT back to Los Angeles this summer! LITLIT gives local small presses and literary arts organizations a unique, two-day opportunity to share their perspectives, books, and goods with Angelenos of all stripes at Hauser & Wirth’s beautiful open-air courtyard in downtown LA’s Arts District.

Over 5,000 people attended LITLIT in 2019. Now in its second year, LITLIT 2022 will feature even more panel discussions with publishers, authors, artists, and community organizers than the first round, as well as music, food, and bookish activities for all ages. The fair will run from 11 am – 6 pm both days.

Participating publishers, booksellers, and vendors include: 826LA | Alegría Publishing | Angel City Press | Art of Tea | Artbook | Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center | Brown Paper Press | Cena Vegan | colour bloc creativ | Con Todo Press | Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla) | Deluge | DoppelHouse Press | Dryland Literary Journal | Dwellers (ft. Canyon Coffee)) | Ellie Baked It | Heavy Manners Library | Heyday | Inlandia Institute | Insert Press | Inventory Press | Kaya Press | Los Angeles Poet Society | Los Angeles Public Library | New Documents / Fillip | Not a Cult | Paper Chase Press | PARA LLEVAR Magazine | PEN America | PILAglobal | Rare Bird | Red Hen Press | Semiotext(e) | The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens | The International Printing Museum | The Los Angeles Press | The Village Well Books & Coffee | theLAnd | Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural and Bookstore | Two Lines Press (Center for the Art of Translation) | UCLA Extension Writers’ Program | Unnamed Press | What Books Press | Words Uncaged | World Stage Press / Community Literature Initiative | X Artists’ Books

Panel Discussions 30 July, 11.30 am – Poetry Rising: Resistance, Resilience, Healing The leaders behind some of L.A.'s cherished literary organizations discuss community making and mending through verse. Participants include Neelanjana Banerjee of Kaya Press, Quentin Ring of Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy of Words Uncaged, and Hiram Sims of the Community Literary Initiative, moderated by Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson.

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30 July, 2 pm – The Art of Translation Four eminent translators discuss the hard-fought, increasing visibility of their art and offer insight into their methods and projects. Participants include translators Andrew Way Leong (Lament in the Night, The Ones Who Leave), Bruna Dantas Lobato (Moldy Strawberries, The Words that Remain), and Robin Myers (Copy, The Dream of Every Cell), moderated by Magdalena Edwards (The Chandelier, Letters from Mom).

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31 July, 11.30 am – Page to Screen, and in Between Media luminaries discuss recent TV and film adaptations of indie-press titles, relationships between studios and literary sources, how book scouts and showrunners choose material, and how these developments affect authors. Participants include Sarah LaBrie (Made for Love, Minx), Claire Lundberg of CTL Scouting, Thomas Perry (The Old Man, The Left-Handed Twin), and Dr. Annie Julia Wyman (The Chair, Tokyo Vice), moderated by Los Angeles Times Page-to-Screen critic Bonnie Johnson.

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31 July, 1 pm – New Genres of Music Criticism Where does music criticism take place and what does it address? Music critics and academics reflect on their changing audience and platforms due to a proliferation of outlets for music criticism. Participants include Tyson Cornell of Rare Bird, Kevin Dettmar of Pomona College, Karen Tongson of USC, and Oliver Wang of CSU Long Beach, moderated by Karla Nielsen of The Huntington.

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31 July, 4 pm – For the Love of Print Editors of The LARB Quarterly, Chloe Watlington and Michelle Chihara, join Jeff Weiss of theLAnd and local designer and near-futurist writer, Schessa Garbutt, to discuss the love and labor of print magazines, designing for print, and ongoing debates around the relevance of literary criticism and production today.

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Activities 30 – 31 July, 11 am – 6 pm - Screen printing Bring a tote or T-shirt from home and visit the International Printing Museum's table to screen print your own LITLIT swag!

30 July, 1 pm – Book Arts with the International Printing Museum Try your hand at traditional bookbinding and letterpress printing! Join the International Printing Museum's book arts faculty for an interactive demonstration.

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31 July, 3 pm – Afternoon Tea with Art of Tea Learn how to properly taste and prepare your favorite blends with Los Angeles-based, award-winning tea company, Art of Tea, during this afternoon workshop.

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

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For questions about the event or press inquiries, contact LARB’s public programs manager, Kelly Peyton, at

​The health of our vendors and attendees is very important to us, and we will continue to carefully observe LA county’s guidelines for COVID-19 safety.

About the Los Angeles Review of Books The Los Angeles Review of Books is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and disseminating rigorous, incisive, and engaging writing on every aspect of literature, culture, and the arts. In addition to publishing lively, intelligent long-form writing online and in print, LARB’s civic arts programs increase access to the world of literary and cultural production. The LARB Publishing Workshop aims to revolutionize the publishing industry from the ground up by training and mentoring early-career talent from diverse backgrounds. Held annually at the close of the Publishing Workshop, LITLIT aims to strengthen public and institutional support for independent presses and innovative publishing projects.