Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair 2017

Preview: Thursday, February 23, 6–9 pm
Friday February 24, 1pm-7pm
Saturday February 25, 11am-7pm
Sunday February 26, 11am-6pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Green Lantern Press is off to LA this Thursday to participate in Printed Matter’s LA Book Fair 2017. Find us alongside a brilliant Chicago-based publisher, Soberscove. See the full list of additional exhibitors here.

Printed Matter presents the fifth annual LA Art Book Fair, from February 23 – 26, 2017, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Free and open to the public, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 300 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2016 saw over 35,000 visitors over the course of three and a half days. Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR is the companion fair to Printed Matter’s NY ART BOOK FAIR, held every fall in New York. In September 2016, over 39,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and enthusiasts attended Printed Matter’s NY ART BOOK FAIR. The fifth annual LA Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference will feature a keynote address by AA BRONSON, titled MY LIFE IN BOOKS. More information is available here.

CM Burroughs, Phillip B. Williams, + Jacob Victorine

On Saturday March 11th at 7pm, CM Burroughs, Phillip B. Williams, and Jacob Victorine will give readings. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.

CM Burroughs is Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia College Chicago. Her first book is The Vital System, published by Tupelo Press in 2012. Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Cave Canem Foundation, Callaloo Writers Workshop, and the University of Pittsburgh. She has received commissions from the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum to create poetry in response to art installations. Her poetry has appeared in journals including Callaloo, jubilat, Ploughshares, VOLT, Bat City ReviewBest American Experimental Writing (2016,) and Volta. Burroughs is a graduate of Sweet Briar College, and she earned her MFA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Phillip B. Williams is the author of Thief in the Interior, a finalist for an NAACP Image Award and Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He received a 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship and is the co-editor in chief of the online journal Vinyl. He is currently visiting professor in English at Bennington College.

Jacob Victorine was born and raised in New York City. He earned his MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago, where he is a Part-time Instructor in the Creative Writing Department. His poems appear in places such as Columbia Poetry Review, Vinyl Poetry, Matter, DIALOGIST, Phantom Books, and PANK, which nominated him for a Pushcart Prize in 2013. His first book, FLAMMABLE MATTER, was published by Elixir Press in 2016 and his second manuscript, Dear Anne, Dear Sarah, Dear Melita was a semifinalist for the 2016 Fordham University Press POL Prizes.


Brandon Brown + Feliz Lucia Molina

On Friday May 5th at 7pm, Brandon Brown & Feliz Lucia Molina will give readings. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.

Brandon Brown’s most recent books are The Good Life (Big Lucks) and Top 40 (Roof).  His work has appeared recently in Fanzine, Art in America, The Best American Experimental Writing, The Felt, and Open Space. He is also the author, with J. Gordon Faylor, of two volumes of Christmas poems, most recently A Christmas Reckoning. He lives in the Bay Area.

Feliz Lucia Molina was born & raised to Filipino immigrant parents who ran board-and-care facilities in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, from the early 80s to mid 2000s. Her books include The Wes Letters, Undercastle, and Crystal Marys is her latest chapbook. Her generative poetry book Roulette is forthcoming from Make Now Books in Spring 2017. She lives in Hyde Park where she occasionally makes chapbooks, is a poetry editor for LARB, and walks along the beautiful blue lake.