Open Press

October 9, 10 & 11, 2015 
Friday 7-10 pm, Saturday 12-3 pm & 4-7 pm, 
Sunday 12-3 pm & 4-7 pm
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Open Press is a medium to extend the work of the writer, editor, and curator, to instigate new channels of reciprocity among those interested and engaged in what might constitute the literary at any given time. Over the course of three days, Open Press 2015 will feature roundtables, readings, panels, performances, a moveable book fair, and more in various locations across the Los Angeles area.


The idea of Open Press is to host a series of events (roundtables, readings, panels, performances, a moveable book fair, and more) on-site at our homes, headquarters, and elsewhere. The co-curators (ENTROPY, eohippus labs, Insert Blanc Press, Les Figues Press and the Poetic Research Bureau) have invited one or more literary projects they admire to participate in these panels, readings, etc.


We wish to transform the places we work into temporary public sites where literary practices can be discussed and engaged.  In other words, Open Press will be a kind of literary moveable feast, in which we travel to various sites over the course of three days in Los Angeles, CA.


hosts: Les Figues Press, The Poetic Research Bureau, eohippus labs, ENTROPY, & Insert Blanc Press


guest presses & projects: Timeless, Infinite Light, ENTER>text, South El Monte Arts Posse, Two Lines Press, Hex Presse, Basic Editions, Casa Libre, comma, poetry, Tract/Trace: Bodies/Pages, Kaya Press, Sidebrow, Copilot Press, Corollary Press, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles,Pastelegram, Unnamed Press, Phoneme Media, Material.

people: LaBerge, Kristen E. Nelson, Teresa Carmody, Andrea Quaid, Angel Dominguez, Tom Trudgeon, Gil Gentile, Pablo Lopez, J. Gordon Faylor, Emji Spero, Joel Gregory,Ted Rees, Emerson Whitney, JH Phrydas, Ivy Johnson, Joseph Mosconi, Andrew Maxwell, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, John Cleary, Kristine Leja, Jason Snyder, Stephanie Sauer, Sunyoung Lee, Neelanjana Banerjee, Amanda Ackerman, Harold Abramowitz, Henry Hoke, Marco Franco Di Domenico, Janice Lee, Carribean Fragoza, Scott Esposito, Michelle Detorie, Lindsay Preston Zappas, Ariel Evans, Megan Whitmarsh, Jade Gordon, Mathew Timmons, David Shook, Chris Heiser, Gallagher Lawson, Kim Schoen, Ginny Cook.

Friday October 9 from 7-10 pm 
The Poetic Research Bureau hosts a reading/performance with Timeless, Infinite Light.

Saturday October 10 from 12-3 pm 
ENTROPY will be joined by ENTER>text, South El Monte Arts Posse, Two Lines Press, Hex Presse, for a panel related to the theme of planetary bodies.

Saturday October 10 from 4-7 pm 
Insert Blanc Press (2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave) presents performances and readings with Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (ed. Lindsay Preston Zappas) readings by Catherine Wagley and Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal; Insert Blanc Press (ed. Mathew Timmons) special guest reading from Jessica Smith and a screening by Kristin Cammermeyer (plus Cammermeyer's exhibition at Outside Gallery adjacent to the space); Pastelegram (ed. Ariel Evans) screening by Megan Whitmarsh & Jade Gordon; Unnamed Press (eds. Olivia Taylor Smith and Chris Heiser) readings by Gallagher Lawson; Phoneme Editions (ed. David Shook) screening with Mario Bellatin; Material (eds. Kim Schoen & Ginny Cook) reading by Robert Russell


Sunday October 11 from 12-3 pm 
eohippus labs will be joined by Kaya Press, Sidebrow, Copilot Press, Corollary Press for a panel thatwishes to question the role of rhetoric within any kind of literary practice.


Sunday October 11 from 4-7 pm 
Les Figues Press will be joined by Basic Editions, Casa Libre, comma, poetry, Tract/Trace: Bodies/Pages for a collaborative textual engagement. During the reading and performances, we will invite the audience to “make” along with the author. Followed by conversation.