Black Lawrence Press
March 5, 2010

Join Us This Weekend!

Dear Friends in the New York Metro Area,

Please join us this weekend at the 22nd Annual Indie and Small Press Book Fair.


March 6th & 7th from 10:00 – 5:00

General Society Library
20 West 44th Street
(btw. 5th & 6th Aves.)

10:00 am – 5:00 pm both days
Admission is free!

Be sure to stop by the Black Lawrence Press table.

We look forward to seeing you there.

-Your Friends at BLP

P.S. Room 404 will feature great programming including:

Saturday, March 6th

11:30 – 12:00
Maria Filice of Food & Fate Publishing will presents “Breaking Bread in L’Aquila,” reviewed in the Library Journal as a “wonderful book…will appeal to foodies and cooks looking for effortless Italian cooking.”

12:00-1:00 PM
“It’s Easier Than You Think: Raising A Passionate Reader” with Nancy Newman
In this informal workshop, Nancy Newman will share simple but effective parenting “secrets” that help all children – pre-readers, precocious readers and dyslexics – become skilled avid readers

1:00-2:00 PM
“Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye”
New York literary agent Katharine Sands takes participants step-by-step through the success checklist for getting-published

2:00 – 4:00 PM
STRANGERS GATE BOOKS presents Uyghur Poet Aisha Kashgari
Three Rooms Press presents Peter Carlaftes, with “A Year on Facebook,” and poets George Wallace (“Poppin’ Johnny”) and Jane Ormerod (“Recreational Vehicles on Fire”)
Brown Paper Publishing presents Goodloe Byron
Colin Broderick (praised by Colum McCann as “one of those younger writers who make sense of where we are right now”) reads from his memoir “Orangutan”

4:00 PM
“Presses in Transition”
Lawrence Soehnel of People’s Pages/Coral Press will facilitate a discussion of the realities of technological change for independent publishing. Audience participation is encouraged.

Sunday, March 7th

12:00 – 12:30
Fractious Press presents Buzz Poole
Greenpoint Press will present Mark Goldblatt, reading from his novel “Sloth”

12:30 – 1:00
GNYIPA presents:
Norm Beim
Kay Williams
Francine L. Trevens, TnT Classic Books speaks on art/aches of doing an anthology

1:00 – 2:00
Golden Heritage Press presents scholar/author/actor Laurie James speaking out on “Quips, Gibes, Excoriations, Stones and Mud that Fuel the Superiority of Margaret Fuller,” and will announce the events for the upcoming Margaret Fuller 2010 Bicentennial Celebration.
Intima Press presents on the typesetting of the Declaration of Independence, which was originally printed by Mary Katharine Goddard

2:00-3:00 PM
“Be the Media” with David Mathison
David Mathison, author of “Be the Media” will discuss how authors and media creators can use social media to promote their work

3:00-4:00 PM
William Powers ( will talk about his environmental and aid work that led to the books “Whispering in the Giant’s Ear,” an account of his life and activism in Bolivia, and the forthcoming “Twelve by Twelve: A One Room Cabin Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream,” about an American physician’s efforts at creating a sustainable life

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the New York State Council for the Arts. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York Council for the Humanities.