Sunday, June 28, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Thank you to all who joined us at the very first Craft of Small Publishing in Vermont! Informative panels, presentations, workshops, and conversations filled the halls of River Arts. Check out our photo gallery of the day!
River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT
River Arts and Sundog Poetry Center are pleased to announce Vermont’s newest literary event, The Craft of Small Publishing in Vermont: a celebration of Vermont book publishers. This free one-day event will be held on Sunday, June 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the River Arts Center in Morrisville. To kick off the summer reading season, The Craft of Small Publishing in Vermont is offering activities for all ages including: a Vermont publisher panel, presentations by Vermont book artists, a curator-led introduction to treasures from the University of Vermont’s special collections, a hands-on bookmaking workshop, story times for children and a day-log book fair teeming with titles by Vermont publishers including (so far) Barnes MacQueen/Champlain Books, Chickadee Chaps & Broads, Fomite Press, Green Writers Press, Honeybee Press, Plowboy Press, Prospect Press, Sundog Poetry Center, and Verdant Books as well as some of Vermont’s independently published authors.
Vermont poet and writer Julia Shipley hatched the idea for a unique event that would call attention to the rich tapestry of book publishers, authors, book artists and illustrators in Vermont. She pitched the concept to River Arts and Sundog Poetry Center, both of whom have missions that support the arts and poetry in Lamoille County and beyond, and the event took off from there. The Craft of Small Publishing in Vermont promises to be an extraordinary opportunity for the community to experience the wealth of literary sources in our small state, and the organizers hope to build it into an annual event.
River Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community through the arts. For more information about The Craft of Small Publishing in Vermont event and other workshops, camps and events at River Arts call 802-888-1261, or visit their website at www.RiverArtsVT.org. You may also contact Sundog Poetry Center at 802-598-0340 or visit additional links on this website to learn more about this and other poetry events. Sundog Poetry Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote poetry as necessary to the enrichment of our cultural lives, support poets in their work and create audiences for their poetry, and to share poetry throughout the Vermont community.
The Craft of Small Publishing in Vermont Schedule:
10:00 – Open (Publishers and authors are found in upstairs main hall until 4:00)
10:00 – Story hour
11:00 – Press Here Panel of Publishers
1:00 – Collaboration Panel
2:00 – Chapbook making workshop with Julia
3:00 – UVM Special Collections with Connell Gallagher