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Featuring Ambit and Stingray, two of our friends from Work in Progress.
This Saturday 29 May we’ll be heading down to the London Zine Symposium, just off Brick Lane, to sell a few things in the heat of collective zine hysteria. It should be good. Come over and see us anyone who comes, we’ll trade pleasant ribaldry.
We’ve also been meaning to post something about Work in Progress but have been too caught up in recovering and this little expedition to do so. Thank you to everyone who came along – the atmosphere was amazing. More soon hopefully. And if anybody took any pictures, we’d love it if you sent them our way.
We’ve now confirmed 5 guests to speak or answer questions at Work in Progress on Sunday. Here are the details.
Nina Power is a lecturer in philosophy, a well-known blogger (infinitethought.cinestatic.com) and the author of One Dimensional Woman, recently published by Zer0 Books. We’ll be talking to her about blogging as a medium, its role in shaping academic, political and personal discourse, and the different experiences of writing for blogs rather than traditional print publications.
Rosalind Harvey is a translator of Latin American fiction. Dr. Gwen Mackeith is a translator of Spanish and Latin American poetry and fiction, and is involved with the Poetry Translation Centre (www.poetrytranslationcentre.org) and Out of the Wings (www.outofthewings.org) a project that makes Spanish language theatre accessible to English-speaking theatre practitioners and researchers. We’ll be discussing with them the craft of translation and its crucial role in the dissemination of ideas across cultures.
Julia Calver is a writer, a co-founder of publishing imprint Antepress (www.antepress.co.uk) and a student on the recently created MFA in Art Writing at Goldsmiths. She will be reading a recent work.
Mark Pilkington is the founder of Strange Attractor Press (www.strangeattractor.co.uk), which started out as a journal publisher but now also publishes books and the occasional CD. We’ll be talking to Mark about how the press has developed and also about journal publishing, working with esoteric subject matter, and how he extends his work into events, films and salons.
James Bridle (www.shorttermmemoryloss.com) is an independent publisher and designer. He writes and thinks about books and technology at booktwo.org. He will talk about the effects of digital media on contemporary publishing and the possibilities therein.
Okay… so we’ve been busy working with Vertigo of the Modern on our event, Work in Progress, which is taking place on May 16th at the Lexington (96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 9JB). It’ll be a zine and book fair with a focus on writing plus talks/discussion and a book swap and it’s all free!
Selling their wares we have:
Monster Emporium Press
Vertigo of the Modern
Henningham Family Press
Savage Messiah…and more to confirm
plus discussions with Strange Attractor, Rosalind Harvey and more…
We’re in the process of confirming more and will update here closer to the time.
Our Facebook event page is here.
This Wednesday sees the launch of The Pictures, a zine created by Garry Sykes and published by Monster Emporium Press. It features Ry Russo Young (Orphans), Angelique Bosio (Llik Your Idols), Bang Wash Productions, Nicola Probert, Tom Moore, Garry Sykes, Michael Reid and Alexandra Roxo… and it is frankly excellent.
The launch itself is a night at the Pictures in Dalston featuring a mania of short films, the Herzog documentary God’s Angry Man, live acts, DJs, an Arnold Schwarzenegger based game with prizes and my beautiful face. It is, of course, free. More details here.
Monster Emporium Press will soon be soon be producing (by which we mean merely printing) the forthcoming second issue of The Pictures, an offshoot of the monthly night of the same name.
The zine will include a piece about Tom Moore, who will be releasing a book with us later in the year, as well as work by some other of our contributors.