Join us for the Long Beach Poetry Book Fair brought to you by Sadie Girl Press and Silver Star Laboratory! From 12-5 pm, on Saturday, October 20th, we are taking over the back room at MADE by Millworks. We will be showcasing local authors and small press publishers from Long Beach and beyond, including Arroyo Seco Press, Moon Tide Press, Los Nietos Press, and Everybody Publishing. There will be books and books galore! Meet the publishers and the poets. Buy signed copies from the authors. Listen to poets share some of their work.
Many details to be announced soon, including featured poets and more!
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Full-length poetry collection, Conversations with Gravel by Sarah Thursday. 110-pages, perfect bound, with cover and interior art by Jennifer Takahashi. Available soon through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach. Preorder online with the discount code PresaleCWG.
“In Conversations with Gravel, Sarah Thursday dissects love affairs gone wrong with surgical precision. These remarkable poems spare no one. Thursday and her lovers each bear the responsibility and the sorrow. How to win while losing at love? With exquisite imagery and unflinching honesty, these poems show us how.” —Alexis Rhone Fancher, poetry editor, Cultural Weekly
“Sarah Thursday’s Conversations with Gravel are also conversations with conflict (‘you want me bath-soaked, / I need you tree-hollow’), grief, eroticism, self-discovery and courage (‘Keep kicking through splintered wood and twisted metal’). Her voice is fluid, honest, not afraid of vulnerability, not afraid of showing her strength: ‘my name is not prey'”. — Mariano Zaro, Author of Tres Letras and The House at Mae Rim
“The poems in Sarah Thursday’s Conversations with Gravel do not spare our feelings or soften the hammer-blows to the heart of love gone wrong. Sit back, take a deep breath, read. Such poetry allows us to grieve and rejoice together, making the world a more hospitable, less fearsome place.” —Donna Hilbert, Author of Gravity: New and Selected Poems
The Long Beach Press Telegram published an article written by Mary Anne Perez about the poetry and literary scene in our community, including Sadie Girl Press. I was thrilled to help spotlight all the amazing things my friends are doing.
Antonio Appling, Sarah Thursday, Nancy Lynee Woo, Bill Friday, Shy Butflyy, and Ra Avis are local poets and writers from Long Beach who come together to connect, create, and collaborate. (Photo by Tracey Roman, Contributing Photographer)
Top row: Bill Friday, Nancy Lynee Woo, Antonio Appling Bottom row: Sarah Thursday, Shy Butflyy, and Ra Avis (Photo by Tracey Roman, Contributing Photographer)
Join us to celebrate the release of Incandescent Mind: Issue Two, Winter 2017! This full-color journal is packed with poetry, prose, and art centered around the subject of mental and emotional health. 64 authors and artists share their perspectives in the second installment by Sadie Girl Press.
Saturday, January 28th from 2-5 pm at MADE by Millworks 240 Pine Ave. in Long Beach RSVP on Facebook
Friday, February 3rd from 7-9 pm at Half-Off Books 6708 Greenleaf Ave in Whittier RSVP on Facebook
Saturday, March 4th from 3-5 pm at Santa Catalina Branch Library 999 E Washington Blvd in Pasadena RSVP on Facebook
Featured readers and artists will share their work from the book (TBA) and a limited open mic will be available for sharing your poems about mental and emotional health!
Books will be for sale for $15 at the events. Presale and bulk discounts available online. Use the code “PRESALE20” https://squareup.com/store/sadiegirlpress/item/incandescent-mind-issue-two-winter
Sadie Girl Press is pleased to announce the launch of our new partnership with MADE by Millworks. MADE is a lovely store located in downtown Long Beach at 240 Pine Ave, that focuses on locally made products. They have graciously agreed to provide space to sell our Sadie Girl Press books. To celebrate this new location, we are having a special Sadie Girl Press reading, as well as meet the authors and artists!
Nancy Lynée Woo
Terry Ann Wright
Ken Oddist Jones
and live art by Esmeralda Villalobos
Additional features to be announced!
Feel free to arrive early and browse the amazing products in the store by local vendors. There is free two-hour parking in the parking structure on 3rd St.
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