Public Service Announcement: The real column's coming later tonight or early tomorrow morning, but I did want to mention this: tomorrow, Saturday the 17th, here in Seattle the Richard Hugo House is hosting (pro) text, a small-press show. But here's Amber Curtis of Cranky magazineÂ to tell you about it:
Hey, thanks for listing (pro)text here. I wanted to let you know that the presses will run the gamut from the for-profit press Wave Books which publishes about 20 titles a year to small hand-made journals like Filter to the little zines that Rachel makes at Eaten Alive. Many of the publishers who will be there produce perfect-bound journals and/or books but they are mostly funded as labors of love by the individual publishers. We do hope you'll bring your students by! There will be performances throughout the day. This is a grass-roots event sponsored by Cranky as an attempt to get small presses noticed in an arena where we are not asked to shell out $75-$500 for a table. And it's FREE! Thanks.
Editor, Cranky Literary Journal.
So there you have it. If you see Julie and I there, say hello; we plan to be there around one PM, with students in tow. More info can be found here.