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:
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. @
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.
Image and Text as Exploration
curated and introduced by Emma Bolland (Gordian Projects)
7pm (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 his sequence ‘At the End of the Road, a River’, and discussing his work-in-progress verse novel that imagines the shooting of a policeman near the Wicker;
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.