Wednesday, April 17, 2013
river run to houston indie bookfest
just when you thought the river was dead; it jumps to Houston!
post bookfest reading (the Third Annual Interstate Poetry Showdown) between TX (Word Around Town) and LA poets and feat. Fuck Poems contributors from both states
@ Dean's 6::30 pm - 9pm
HOUSTON INDIE BOOK FESTIVAL, APRIL 20, 2013
The Sixth Annual Houston Indie Book Fest Celebrates Small Presses, Magazines,
and Independent Bookstores in Houston, Austin, and beyond
[Houston, TX] – Celebrate the sixth annual Houston Indie Book Festival along with
dozens of locally- and nationally-distributed literary journals, local booksellers,
publishers, small presses, literary organizations, and writers at Menil Park on
Saturday, April 20th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Founded through collaboration between NANO Fiction and Gulf Coast in 2008, this
year’s festival is sponsored by Gulf Coast and The Menil Community Arts Festival.
The event functions as a spotlight on the writers, artists, journals, presses,
independent bookstores, and organizations that are committed to preserving and
promoting the arts and humanities within Houston, Austin, Louisiana, and the
entire Gulf Coast region.
The festival is free and open to the public, and is scheduled to correspond with the
Menil Community Arts Festival, allowing visitors to enjoy a wide variety of panels,
workshops, outdoor art exhibits, tours of the Menil, live music, food trucks, and
more. In addition, Inprint and Gulf Coast will host a reading every hour from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m., featuring University of Houston students Sophie Klahr, Adam Peterson,
and Austin Tremblay; nationally-recognized Houston writer and graphic novelist
Mat Johnson; Austin-based poets Derrick Brown and Jason Bayani; and a special
performance by BooTown Theater.
Since its inception, the festival has grown from a small gathering of local
bookstores and journals to a full-scale regional event. In 2012, over seventy
vendors from all over the Gulf Coast area exhibited to over 2,500 people
throughout the course of the day.
More information about the Houston Indie Book Festival may be found online.
The Houston Indie Book Festival is supported by New Leaf Real Estate, the Sicardi
Gallery, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and Texas Tea.