For a decade now, Brooklyn has been a fulcrum of both DIY ethos and literary exploration. To celebrate this tradition, Arts in Bushwick and Slice magazine present the third annual Bushwick Open Pages, the literary fair component of the annual Bushwick Open Studios.
The festival aims to present a non-hierarchical cross-section of independent publishing. Organizations across strata and media have been invited to participate, including literary journals, online publications, zines, individual letterpress publishers, brick-and-mortar booksellers, and more. Confirmed participants (thus far!) include: Abe’s Penny, A Public Space, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Bad Version, Cluster Mag, Explosion-Proof, Feedback Press, Gigantic, Guernica, Purgatory Pie Press, Moonshot, n+1, Washington Square Review and special out of town guest Noo Journal.
This year’s fair will feature a discussion panel as well as a reading. The panel will discuss the state of the independent organization amid a changing arts publishing landscape. The reading–Slice is thrilled to announce–will be performed by live literary journal The Liars’ League NYC who will be putting on a show entitled “Live Journal: An Anthology of Brooklyn Prose Gone Paperless.”
Duck Duck will be running happy hour discounts all day, both days of the festival.
The days and times of the aforementioned events are as follows:
Saturday, June 2nd at 3 p.m.
STATUS UPDATE: INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS AMID INDUSTRYWIDE CHANGE
Esther K. Smith (Purgatory Pie Press); Mike Young (Noo Journal); JD Scott (Moonshot Magazine)
Sunday, June 3rd at 2:30 p.m.
LIVE JOURNAL: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BROOKLYN PROSE GONE PAPERLESS
A special selection of stories from some of Brooklyn’s best literary magazines brought to life by special guests, The Liars’ League NYC
COME CELEBRATE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING IN BROOKLYN!