Panel Beating #5 — The Contemporary Small Press: A Symposium

Oh, I wish I could go, it looks really interesting and Small Presses are absolutely fascinating, with all the groundwork and experimental work they do… but I’m busy preparing for the Fruitmarket Gallery Artist Book Fair on the 21st and 22nd of February. Looking forward to see how the conference goes 🙂

Piece of Paper Press

Michael Moorcock, ‘A Twist in the Lines’, POPP.027I’ll be joining colleagues and pals including Carol Watts, Peter Hughes, Toby Litt, Robert Hampson, Jennifer Cooke, Nicholas Royle, Amy Cutler, Rod Mengham, and Michael Nath, for The Contemporary Small Press symposium and book fair at the University of Westminster on 20 February. Come and join us too. Here’s the blurb:

The last decade has witnessed a turn to considering the legacies of modernism prevalent and operative within contemporary literature and culture. Within the scholarly discourses surrounding this shift, there has been little discussion of the status of the small press in the twenty-first century, and its vital role in the dissemination of avant-garde writing. This symposium seeks to address the role and status of the small press in the UK as a field of academic enquiry. We aim to offer a forum that will bring together a number of small presses, and facilitate productive dialogue between the diverse publishers…

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