This week is the annual AWP Conference, and for the first time in the seven years we've been publishing the conference takes place on our home turf, in Boston. To celebrate, we've got two phenomenal off-site parties planned around town and have reserved two tables at the 3-day bookfair (Tables AA7 & AA8). Please come toast with us, and experience the fantastic books, dancing, and live music we've lined up.
On Thursday, March 7, from 6p-8p we're co-hosting our first party: No Thousands: an Indie Press event (Part 1), with 1913, Action Books, Black Ocean, Octopus Books and Poor Claudia. Nine ground-breaking poets from around the world will be reading short samples from their latest books.
On Friday, March 8, from 8p-1a we're co-hosting our second party: No Thousands: an Indie Press event (Part 2), with Black Ocean, McSweeney's and Wave Books. Seven cutting-edge American poets will be reading short samples from their latest books. Following the readings will be a live music performance by Michael Zapruder, playing songs from PINK THUNDER. The night will close with a dance party curated by Soulelujah DJs Claude Monet and Worth Wagers--spinning Soul, Funk and R&B vinyl 45s deep into the night!
Both venues have a full bar, and our Friday night venue serves up a great dinner menu with a number of locally sourced ingredients.
We hope to see many of you there!