[out of nothing] will be participating in this year’s Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge at the 2012 LA Times Festival of Books (April 21-22, 2012).

Stop by the booth on Sunday, April 22 from 2:30 – 3:15 PM to hang with [out of nothing], get a sneak peek at Issue #0, and partake in a collaborative activity.

See the Facebook Event page for more details!

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More info:

KAYA PRESS is proud to introduce the first ever SMOKIN’ HOT INDIE LIT LOUNGE at the 2012 LA Times Festival of Books (April 21-22, 2012)

Visit us at Booth No. 391

To celebrate Kaya Press’s move to USC, we would like to highlight independent literary publishing and culture in all its splendor and glory.

Our idea: to turn the tables on tabling, and turn the booth into a lounge, an oasis of respite from the heat and the chaos of the day. We envision a transformed space in the middle of the book festival that will feature experiments in publishing, readings, poetic epiphanies, and spontaneous displays of interactive genius. And most especially, the opportunity to hang out with authors, editors, publishers, and designers in a casual setting.

Throughout the two days, visitors will be encouraged to MAKE (edit, collate, bind, and help design the covers for) their own anthology of writings published by independent presses. The idea here is for folks to understand that BOOKS ARE MADE BY PEOPLE. People like themselves! In other words, to make visible and give to the effort behind those little printed bricks of paper that they will hopefully also be walking away with!

Come join us and become a part of the vibrant, independent, multifaceted literary culture that makes Los Angeles uniquely positioned to showcase new directions in publishing for the 21st century.

Activities include:
-Literary paper airplanes (featuring Siglio Press)
-Word games (scrabble, bananagrams, boggle)
-Impromptu, informal author readings
-Escritorio público

Participating presses:
Kaya Press
Dancing Girl Press
eohippus labs
Les Figues
Boxcar Poetry Review
siglio
Tia Chucha Press
Tongue and Groove
The Asian American Literary Review
Writ Large Press
Futurepoem
Sur+ Press
[out of nothing]
MAKESHIFT
Toad Press