Thursday Night Progressive Fiction Reading!

Chris Fritton Announcements

Events for the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair start in just a couple days – and to kick it all off, we have an amazing progressive fiction reading by internationally renowned authors Shane Jones and Lance Olsen! This event takes place at the Western New York Book Arts Center, (468 Washington St.) Thursday, April 3rd, at 8pm.

Lance Olsen is author of twelve novels, one hypertext, five nonfiction works, five short-story collections, a poetry chapbook, and two anti-textbooks about innovative writing, as well as editor of two collections of essays about innovative contemporary fiction. His short stories, essays, poems, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Fiction International, Iowa Review, Hotel Amerika, Village Voice, Time Out New York, BOMB, Gulf Coast, McSweeney’s, and Best American Non-Required Reading. Olsen is a Guggenheim and an N.E.A. fellowship recipient, winner of the Berlin Prize and a Pushcart, and former governor-appointed Idaho Writer-in-Residence. Olsen currently teaches experimental narrative theory and practice at the University of Utah.

Olsen’s visit is sponsored by Medaille College as part of the Write Thing Reading Series.

Shane Jones is the author of Light Boxes (Publishing Genius/Penguin), The Failure Six (Fugue State), Daniel Fights a Hurricane (Penguin), and the soon-to-be-released Crystal Eaters (Two Dollar Radio).

Shane will be reading from his forthcoming novel, Crystal Eaters, for the first time ever!

His visit is sponsored by the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, in conjunction with the 2014 event.

The festivities will feature complimentary refreshments, courtesy of the BSPBF!

RSVP on Facebook for this event!

Please visit our promote page for ideas, banners, web tiles, and this year’s Press Release. Social media is critical for getting the word out, so remember to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and RSVP to the Facebook event page!

See everyone soon!

Kickstarter Goal Reached! Help Us Promote the Fair!

Chris Fritton Announcements

Thanks to the great people at Kickstarter, who featured the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair campaign on their home page yesterday, we met our goal! In fact, there are still a few days left, and we can keep going – so if you’re feeling generous, or like you want some awesome stuff, hit it up!

The Fair is less than a week away (we can’t believe it’s here already!), so it’s really, really time to promote. We can’t stress enough how much it helps when you share news about the event with family, friends, enemies, pets, and the public at large. Please visit our Promote page for ideas, banners, web tiles, and this year’s Press Release.

We can’t wait to see you all at the Fair – and if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a little teaser photo of a really cool tote bag we designed for this year!BSPBF Tote II

 

Vendor Slots are Full! Reading Slots are Open!

Chris Fritton Announcements

Vendor slots for the 2014 BSPBF are now full. Thank you to everyone for their support! This year we have an extensive list of vendors from all over the US and Canada, coming from as far as Vancouver, Miami, Baltimore, Detroit, and so many other great cities!

The schedule for the 2014 event is now complete, but there are still slots for the Open Readings that take place Saturday afternoon, concurrent with the Fair. If you’re interested in a ten-minute reading spot during our self-regulated marathon reading, whether it’s poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or something altogether uncategorizable, just contact us and let us know!

We can’t wait to see everyone; this is going to be the best year yet!