Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Some Details On Upcoming Pittsburgh Small Press Festival In October

Got this email from occasional blog contributor, Karen Lillis, who is up on all things lit related.

Keep up with all details and news here on the SPF site.

"SPF, Pittsburgh's Small Press Festival, is on for October! The Third Annual SPF Expo will happen on Saturday, Oct. 8, as a part of VIA, Pittsburgh’s premiere audio and visual festival! The expo will be held on the 2nd Floor of the Family Dollar building at Broad & Sheridan in East Liberty—a superb location near lots of students, writers, readers, and arts enthusiasts (and even more free parking). They’re sharing the space with the Pittsburgh Record Fest, which (along with our association with VIA) will surely help draw a crowd in this tight timeframe.

Because they are still confirming some details with both VIA and the Pittsburgh Record Fest, they are tentatively slating the SPF Expo for an 11am to 5pm timeframe. The SPF website will be updated and ready for online registration soon. They’ll also be flooding the local media with press releases to reflect this development in the coming days, but for now, please respond to Adam's email (below) if you intend to register as a press, magazine, zine, author, etc.—and feel free to tell your friends in the literary and publishing communities, as well!

The price for a table and chairs at SPF remains at $25. If you have any other questions, please do ask away. They understand that this is invitation is down to the wire (The Expo date is less than six weeks away!), and really appreciate your patience.

Please note also that the same weekend (Saturday and Sunday), Pittsburgh is hosting its Second Annual PIX Indy Comics Expo. This two-day tabling event drew many awesome comics artists and small presses last year, from the Midwest, East Coast, and the Pittsburgh area. PIX will be located a short bus ride from SPF."

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