Publishers Fair at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

Independent Publishers Book Fair

Bank Street Arts
32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield, S1 2DS

Saturday 26 November 2016

Book Fair: 11am – 5pm  (admission free)
Image and Text as Exploration: 7pm  (pay as you feel)

A one-day book fair at Sheffield’s Bank Street Arts, bringing some of our most innovative artists and independent presses together under one roof. The fair will include handmade artists’ books, poetry, fiction, art writing, literary criticism, zines, and much more. A not-to-be-missed opportunity to see and buy some beautiful editions and meet the publishers and artists involved. Short descriptions of the participating publishers appear below; click here for longer descriptions and images.

Scroll down for details of Image and Text as Exploration, an evening performance (7pm start, 6.30pm doors) curated by Emma Bolland (Gordian Projects).

Publishers taking part in the book fair include:

And Other Stories (London, Sheffield, Wycombe)
And Other Stories publishes the best in contemporary writing, including many translations. @andothertweets

Bradical (Bradford)
Bradford based fanzine writing about Islamophobia / diaspora / Bradford. @bradicalbfd

Comma Press (Manchester)
Independent publisher of short fiction from the UK and beyond. @commapress

enjoy your homes (Sheffield)
enjoy your homes press is an independent publishing press and platform. @eyh_press

Gordian Projects (Sheffield / Glasgow / York)
Gordian Projects focuses on small editions that use art and language as a space for exploration. @GordianProjects

Joanne Lee / Pam Flett Press (Sheffield)
Artist, researcher, writer and publisher with a curiosity about everyday life and the ordinary places in which she lives and works. @generalistjo

Longbarrow Press (Sheffield)
Poetry publisher with an ethos of craft, care and collaboration. Books, recordings, films, walks, performances. @LongbarrowPress

Jean McEwan (West Yorkshire)
Jean McEwan makes zines both solo and in collaboration with others, curates contribution-based zines, teaches zine-making workshops, and organises self-publishing events and projects. @Jeanmcewan

Peepal Tree Press (Leeds)
Peepal Tree Press is home of the best in Caribbean and Black British fiction, poetry, literary criticism, memoirs and historical studies. @peepaltreepress

The Poetry Business (Sheffield)
The Poetry Business is a UK poetry publisher and writer development agency. @poetrybusiness

Tilted Axis Press (London / Sheffield)
Founded in 2015, Tilted Axis is a not-for-profit press publishing cutting-edge contemporary fiction translated from Asian languages. @TiltedAxisPress

West House Books (Sheffield)
Founded in 1995, West House Books has published fifty books and pamphlets, including major collections by Geraldine Monk, Karen Mac Cormack, Kelvin Corcoran and Bill Griffiths.

Evening performance:
Image and Text as Exploration
curated and introduced by Emma Bolland (Gordian Projects)
(doors 6.30pm)

This event will feature talks and readings from five artists, academics, publishers and writers:

Leeds-based artist and writer Helen Clarke will be talking about and reading from her photo / text book that emerged from her drift walks in Berlin;
Artist-photographer Tom Rodgers is from York and will discuss his film-based photobooks of abstract landscapes;
Artist, publisher and academic Joanne Lee will talk about her Pam Flett Press and her urban exploration of Sheffield;
Poet and academic Chris Jones will be reading from his work-in-progress verse novel set against the background of the the 2007 Sheffield floods;
Sheffield-based writer and publisher Brian Lewis will be talking in his capacity as a writer who uses night walking and endurance walking, and reading from his pamphlet East Wind.

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