Black Lawrence Press
August 27, 2009

Come Meet Black Lawrence Press at the Brooklyn Book Festival

BBFestDear Black Lawrence Press Friends, Fans, and Family,

Please join us on Sunday, September 13th for the Brooklyn Book Festival.

“The Brooklyn Book Festival is a huge, free public event presenting an array of literary stars and emerging authors who represent the exciting world of literature today. One of America’s premier literary and literacy events, this hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. The festival is organized around themed readings and devoted to timely and lively panel discussions. The inclusion of top national and international authors and new partners has expanded the festival’s reach while continuing to celebrate and enhance Brooklyn’s contemporary and historic literary reputation.”
– From the Brooklyn Book Festival Website

We will be there from 10 AM to 6 PM, rain or shine. Some come on by and say hello. Here are a few great reasons to make the trip:

1) All of our books will be 30% off of the cover price.

2) In response to popular demand, we will be giving away printed copies of Diane Goettel’s “How to Get Published by a Small Press” lecture to the first fifty people who purchase one or more of our books.

3) We will be hosting a raffle to win a complete set of Black Lawrence Press’s titles. That includes three chapbooks (one fiction, two poetry), three novels, six short story collections, and thirteen poetry collections. Basically, it’s everything that you see on the BLP website now plus a few more titles that we be out by the time of the book fair. That’s a total of 25 books at a retail value of $367.95. The raffle ticket, however only costs you one dollar and one business card.

4) If you are planning on submitting to the Fall, 2009 Black River Chapbook Competition, you can bring your manuscript to us in person and we will waive the entry fee.

5) Of course, the best reason to come see us at the Brooklyn Book Festival is to peruse our wonderful selection of titles:

Chapbooks
Inconsiderate Madness –  Helen Marie Casey (Poetry)
A Civic Pageant – Frank Montesonti (Poetry)
Dutch Treatment – D.E. Fredd (Fiction)

Poetry
Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt – Jason Tandon
Ink for an Odd Cartography – Michele Battiste
The Narcoleptic Yard – Charity Ketz
Sagittarius Agitprop – Matthew Gavin Frank
Tips for Domestic Travel – Hayden Saunier
Pulleys and Locomotion – Rachel Galvin
The Brother Swimming Beneath Me – Brent Goodman
The Wind-Up Gods – Stefi Weisburd
An Hour is the Doorway – James Owens
The Vietnam Eccelsiastes – D.C. Berry
My Window Seat for Arlena Twigg- James Reidel
I Can Only Go as Fast as the Guy in Front of Me – Frank Matagrano

Short Story Collections
Said and Done – James Morrison
Signs of Life- Norman Waksler
The Last Game We Played – Jo Neace Krause
Unending Rooms- Daniel Chacon
Neither Here Nor There – Marcel Jolley

Novels
Temporary People – Steven Gillis
Floating Holidays – Christopher Torockio
Dead-Letter Office – Daniel Natal
The Butterfly Collector – Fred McGavran

Nonfiction
While In Darkness There is Light – Louella Bryant

We hope to see you there!

All the best,
Your Buddies at Black Lawrence Press

P.S. Can’t make it to the Brooklyn Book Fair? That makes us sad. But not to worry. We will be offering similar discounts and promotions at AWP next year.

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