So we're a little behind on promoting our events lately, but we want to let you know that we'll be styling in the sun all weekend long at Printer's Row Lit Fest. Fest hours are 10 to 6 both days, and while we aren't sharing a table this year with Featherproof Books (our BFFs—bookfair friends forever—who have their own table this year), we are part of the Chicago Publishers tent, which is Tent J on Dearborn just south of Harrison. Also featured in the tent are dancing girl press, Insight Press, Orange Alert, Sara Ranchouse, Stop Smiling, Chicago Publishers Gallery, contratiempo, Step-sister, City Files, 826-Chi, Green Sugar Press, Albert Whitman, Ivan R. Dee, NTI Upstream, and Virtual Arts Collective.
Switchback Editor-in-Chief Brandi Homan hits the Newcity Lit 50 (rhymes with "city")!
Homan serves as editor-in-chief of local feminist poetry press Switchback Books, which has published books by Jessica Bozek, Marisa Crawford, Peggy Munson and more. Homan’s a poet herself; expect her second full-length collection, titled “Bobcat Country,” in 2010 via Shearsman Books.
Amy Poehler and her BFFs Meredith Walker and Amy Miles are running a show full of radness called Smart Girls at the Party. The show "celebrates extraordinary individuals who are changing the world by being themselves."
My favorite guests so far include Cameron The Writer: