Spring Writes: Book & Zine Fair

Buffalo Street Books will host the second annual Ithaca Book and Zine Fair on May 7, 2023! This event celebrates the freedom of expression and publishing outside the mainstream. Independent publishers, zine-makers, bookbinders, local authors, and more will show and sell their wares within Buffalo Street Books and Dewitt Mall. The event will be free to attend and open to the public from 11am-5pm; all ages welcome.

Found Poetry Generative Workshop (11am – 2:30pm): Sit down with Brooke Lange and join this found poetry workshop at the Zine Fest, where participants will enjoy a few meditative moments creating something new from existing materials like newspapers, magazines, and books. A perfect introduction to poetry, or practice for experienced writers to contemplate what defines a poem. All participants will learn to discover poetry and art in the everyday things around them. Methods discussed will include subtractive, collaging, and word play. We will celebrate the freedom of the poetic form and take home beautiful art. There are no required materials, reservations, or prior knowledge. Just bring an open mind and be ready to create something new. Supplies and assistance will be provided. 

QWERTY made-for-you poems (2:30pm – 5pm): Visit Carolyn Clark at the Zine Festival. She will have her 1926 family antique Smith-Corona typewriter and will compose typewriter poems for people on the spot- aka "QWERTY made-for-you poems".  A SKYRITER (1947 typewriter) will be available for children and others to try a hands-on experience. 

This event is organized by Illuminated Press and part of Spring Writes Literary Festival in Ithaca, organized by the Community Arts Partnership. Find more events here: https://artspartner.org/content/view/spring-writes 

Event date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2023 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Event address: 
215 N. Cayuga Street
Dewitt Mall
Ithaca, NY 14850