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September 2018

Reading for Painted Bride Quarterly (Philadelphia, PA)

September 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm9:30 pm
Black Sheep Pub, 247 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Free

Shanna Compton with Catie Rosemurgy, Kirsten Kaschock & Pattie McCarthy

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Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

September 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am6:00 pm
Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St, Booths 607 & 608
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Shanna will be representing Bloof Books at the Small Press Union booth in the festival bookfair. Come see us at Booths 607 & 608. About the Small Press Union: More than a dozen independent publishers in the NY/NJ region will collaborate to create the Small Press Union's booth for this festival, showcasing poetry, prose & literary ephemera. Featuring the Operating System, Bloof Books, Black Sun Lit, Augury Books, No Dear, Litmus Press, Projective Industries, Harlequin Creature, Doublecross, OPR, Belladonna*, the Distance…

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October 2018

&NOW Festival 2018 (Notre Dame, IN)

October 5, 2018October 7, 2018
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN United States + Google Map

Saturday, October 10 at 9:00 p.m. Location: 102 DeBartolo Hall Counter-Desecration: Critical Making for Catastrophic Times In catastrophic times, new collectivies emerge & respond. The issue of intervention into the dominant and destructive narratives of progress that rule our age is taken up in Anna Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World, where she envisions collaboration as a means of reimagining and remaking the future. Her emphasis on biological resurgence compels us to consider how we might reorganize…

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Reading at KGB Monday Night Poetry (New York, NY)

October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
KGB Bar, 85 E 4th Street
New York, NY United States
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Shanna Compton with Ron Villanueva For twenty years and counting, the Monday night poetry series at KGB Bar has welcomed poets and drawn standing-room only audiences into the dimly lit, red-painted lounge that formerly served as the headquarters of the Ukrainian Labor Home. "In the years since it opened in 1993, KGB has become something of a New York literary institution. Writers hooked up in the publishing world read here with pleasure and without pay to an adoring public over drinks almost…

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March 2019

Reading and Q&A at Feminist Currents Symposium (Newtown, PA)

March 6 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Bucks County Community College, Building TK
Newtown, PA United States
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Three poets publishing with the NJ-based independent press Bloof Books read from their work, followed by a book signing and Q&A on the intersections of feminism, literary arts, and small-press publishing. Featuring Jennifer L. Knox (Days of Shame & Failure), Nikki Wallschaleger (Crawlspace), and Shanna Compton (Brink).  

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April 2019

Small Press Book Fair, New Orleans Poetry Festival (New Orleans, LA)

April 20 @ 9:00 amApril 21 @ 5:00 pm
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude
New Orleans, LA United States
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  Bloof Books will be showcasing our full catalog of poetry paperbacks, three new handmade chapbooks, and other printed ephemera—including new releases by Nikki Wallschlaeger, Douglas Piccinnini, Dakotah Jennifer, and JJ Rowan. Several of our poets will also be on hand for events throughout the festival, including Elisabeth Workman, Daniel Borzutzky, K. Lorraine Graham, Maureen Thorson, and Shanna Compton. We'll probably be sewing chapbooks while you browse, and we're happy to give you a demo or read you a poem.

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Radio Love of a Nocturnal Crowd: A Reading Courting Joyce Mansour (New Orleans, LA)

April 21 @ 11:15 am12:15 pm
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude
New Orleans, LA United States
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Joyce Mansour at her home in Paris 1977 / Joyce Mansour chez elle à Paris en 1977. Photo by Marion Kalter (marionkalter.com) Shanna Compton, Elisabeth Workman, Paula Cisewski, Kenning JP Garcia, MC Hyland, Maureen Thorson, K. Lorraine Graham & Daniel Borzutzky CAFE ISTANBUL, inside the New Orleans Healing Center Join poets from Bloof Books and friends at the New Orleans Poetry Festival as we tune our antennae to the dark-erotic frequencies of the Jewish French-Egyptian poet, Joyce Mansour, Queen of…

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