Readings, talks and launches took place both afternoons in the Green Room. On Saturday afternoon there were also readings in Conway Hall Library.
The Green Room
Friday 27 October
Introduced by poet Simon Tyrrell
2.00pm — Negative Press London
Roelof Bakker on Some Queer Animals, and Jane Wildgoose on Lovely Objects and Natural History Specimens.
2.30pm—Les Fugitives and road books
Penelope Curtis reads from After Nora and Judy Kravis from Counting Backwards from One Hundred.
Launch of Weaving Patterns for Poetry.
3.30pm— bookRoom and Silvergrass Press
Emmanuelle Waekerle introduces bookRoom and PhD student Emma Lambert talks about the making of Where Are You Local? Volumes 1 and 2.
4.00pm—Dutch Independent Artists Book Publishers
A talk by Bas Fontein on the Dutch collective and his own imprint BASBOEK.
4.30pm — intergraphia and MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE
Book launches for BABY NINETEEN by Karenjit Sandhu and ΣVoid Song∩ ≠ Futurepast Sequence Of,… by Sascha A Akhtar; and for THE ATTENDANTS. SIXTEEN STORIES by Louis Mason.
Saturday 28 October
2.00pm to 5.00pm
Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre
Readings from current students and graduates from the MA in Poetic Practice and the practice-based PhD programme at Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre. Organised by Caroline Harris and Briony Hughes.
Saturday 28 October
Introduced by Brian Lewis, writer, editor and publisher (Longbarrow Press)
Book launches: My Culture is Flowers by Miggy Angel and Poems You Can’t Colour in by Martin Wakefield. Plus Vik Shirley reads from Disrupted Blue & Other Poems on Polaroid.
Readings: Phil Hancock from House on the A34, Caroline Clarke from Own Sweet Time, and Julian George from Bebe.
Book launch for Silence: Lectures and Writings by Derek Beaulieu the Canadian writer, poet and publisher, introduced by Timglaset editor, Joakim Norling.
Malcolm Green, artist and editor, Tanya Peixoto, bibliotrix owner of Bookartbookshop and Benign Inquisitor of the London Institute of ‘Pataphysics (LIP) and artist Adam Dant: readings and a celebration of Alastair Brotchie, Atlas Press and ‘Pataphysics.
3.00pm—AB Press, Nomad Letterpress and Steven J Fowler
Angie Butler, Pat Randall and Steven J Fowler read from and discuss their recent collaboration The Hyphen is a Dagger, which launches at the Fair.
Astra Papachristodoulou reads from Selected Variations for Bees and Prerana Kumar from her debut Ixora.
Poet, artist and editor Simon Cutts of Coracle Press reads from his book The Small Press Model. Brian Lewis leads the discussion.
4.30pm—Tenament Press/Prototype Publishing
Launch of the anthology Seven Rooms: Assorted Materials from a “Paper Hotel” with Dominic J. Jaeckle, Tenement Press and Jess Chandler, Prototype Publishing.