Open Press 2016

October 21, 22 & 23
Friday 7-12 pm at Insert Blanc Press
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031
Saturday 1-3 pm & 3:30-5:30 pm @ Ave 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Sunday 11 am-2 pm & 4-7 pm @ Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012


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 2016 will feature roundtables, readings, panels, performances, a moveable book fair, and more in various locations across the Los Angeles area.

hosts: The Poetic Research Bureau, eohippus labs, ENTROPY, Insert Blanc Press.

guest presses & projects: Wonder, KRUPSKAYA, Les Figues Press, Hex Presse, Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, DUM DUM Zine, Primrose Press,Econo Textual Objects, Copilot Press, ypolita press, MONDO BUMMER,Outside Gallery, Phoneme Media, Tripwire, Círculo de Poesía, Valparaiso Editions, Unnamed Press, Rebel Hands Press, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, The Unwrinkled Ear.


people: Stephanie Sauer, Raquel Gutiérrez, Tia Blassingame, Carrie Hunter, Amy Berkowitz, Amanda Ackerman, Harold Abramowitz, Andrea Quaid, Michelle Detorie, Brenda Iijima, Taleen Kali, Teresa Carmody, Janice Lee, Ben Fama, Syd Staiti, Trisha Low, Lauren Levin, Kim Calder, Monica McClure, Joseph Mosconi, Andrew Maxwell, Mathew Timmons, Greg Curtis, David Shook, Roberto Castillo, Mijail Lamas, Olivia Taylor Smith, Jeremy Kennedy, j. shelley harrison, Mark Rice, Guan Rong, Eric Kim, Andrew Choate, Kathleen Kim, Brian Griffith, Sun Araw, Aaron Beasley, Debbie Graber, Kelman Duran, Anthony Seidman, Sergio Eduardo Cruz.


Friday October 21 from 7-12 pm at Insert Blanc Press 
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Insert Blanc Press and Outside Gallery present

- Greg Curtis: Step & Repeat - 7pm

- Performances readings and translation - 8:00 pm w/ Phoneme Media: David Shook, Roberto Castillo, Anthony Seidman; Tripwire: David Buuck; Círculo de Poesía & Valparaiso Editions: Mijail Lamas, Sergio Eduardo Cruz

- Performances, readings and the archives - 9:00 pm w/ Unnamed Press: Debbie Graber; Rebel Hands Press: Jeremy Kennedy, j. shelley harrison, Mark Rice; Los Angeles Contemporary Archive: Kelman Duran

- Performances, vocalizations and improvisation - 10:00 pm w/ The Unwrinkled Ear: Andrew Choate, Brian James Griffith, Kathleen Kim, and Sun Araw


Saturday October 22 from 1-3 pm @ Ave 50 Studio 

eohippus labs will be joined by ypolita press, Econo Textual Objects, Copilot Press, Primrose Press, and MONDO BUMMER for a panel that wishes to ask how publishing is an act of writing.


Saturday October 22 from 3:30-5:30 pm @ Ave 50 Studio 

ENTROPY will be joined by Hex Presse, DUM DUM Zine, Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, Les Figues Press for a panel related to the theme of interspecies communication.


Sunday October 23 from 11 am-2 pm @ Poetic Research Bureau 

The Poetic Research Bureau hosts "Wonder & Krupskaya Eat Dim Sum Together.” There will be dim sum provided. Syd Staiti films; live version of IRL podcast with Ben Fama and Monica McClure; Lauren Levin reading.


Sunday October 23 from 4pm-7pm @ Poetic Research Bureau

Open Press host "A Finale Reading." Readings from: David Shook, Anthony Seidman, Guan Rong, Monica McClure, Trisha Low, Brenda Iijima, Sergio Cruz, Kim Calder, Amy Berkowitz, Aaron Beasley + more TBA