Print Fest

05/12 Saturday | 11am

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the 2nd Annual Print Fest, featuring the work of New York based small presses, zines, & literary organizations. Through its robust list of vendors, the Fest represents and celebrates the plurality of voices that make the New York-area literary and print culture so vibrant.

/// VENDORS ///

Amber Atiya
Belladonna* Collaborative
The Bettys
Black Sun Lit
#Blackgrlswurld ZINE
Brain Washing From Phone Towers
Cardboard House Press
DoubleCross Press
Harlequin Creature
Homos in Herstory
J. Expressions
Louffa Press
The Operating System
Organism for Poetic Research
Ugly Duckling Presse

The Print Fest will run from 11AM to 4PM on the 5th floor of 20 Cooper Square, with the following panel and workshop taking place on the 2nd floor. The day will conclude with a reception on the 5th floor.


Panel Discussion | “Economies That Could Not Appear in Money”: modeling alternative exchange in contemporary print and poetry
11:30AM – 12:30PM
20 Cooper Square, 2nd floor

MC Hyland is a PhD candidate in English Literature at New York University, and holds MFAs in Poetry and Book Arts from the University of Alabama. From her research, she produces scholarly and poetic texts, artists’ books, and public art projects. She is the founding editor of DoubleCross Press, a poetry micropress, as well as the author of several poetry chapbooks—most recently THE END PART ONE (Magic Helicopter Press 2017), and the poetry collection Neveragainland (Lowbrow Press 2010).

Felipe Ignacio Becerra is a graduate student in Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University. He holds a BA in Hispanic Linguistics and Literature from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MA in Romance Literatures from the Université de Paris VIII. His research interest focuses on 20th century Latin American literature, with an emphasis in Southern Cone fiction of the Post-Boom period.

Meghan Forbes is the C-MAP Fellow for Central and Eastern Europe at The Museum of Modern Art, and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she completed a dissertation on the modes by which the Czech interwar avant-garde enacted networks of exchange across the continent, through correspondence, travel, and in particular, magazine publications. Meghan is also the founder and editor of harlequin creature, a not-for-profit publishing platform.

Sherese Francis is a southeast Queens-based poet, speculative fiction writer, blogger and literary curator. She has published work in journals and anthologies including The Pierian Literary Review, Bone Bouquet, African Voices, Newtown Literary, Blackberry Magazine, Kalyani Magazine, and Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Arts Inspired by Octavia Butler. Additionally, she has published two chapbooks, Lucy’s Bone Scrolls and Variations on Sett/ling Seed/ling. Her current projects include her Afrofuturism-inspired blog, Futuristically Ancient; and her southeast Queens based pop up bookshop/mobile library project, J. Expressions. For J. Expressions, she received a 2017 Queens Council on the Arts grant to do the Reading (W)Riting Remedy series, and was a finalist for the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize and Queens Soup.

Sarah Nicholls is a visual artist who makes pictures with language, books with pictures, prints with type, and animations with words. She has written a collection of self-help aphorisms, published a series of informational pamphlets and printed a field guide to extinct birds. Her most recent book is an examination of the history of greenhouses. Her limited edition artist books are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Stanford, UCLA, and the University of Pennsylvania, among others. For twelve years, she ran the studio programs at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, and now teaches at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design.



Bookmaking Workshop with Amber Atiya
2:30PM – 3:30PM
20 Cooper Square, 2nd floor

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Amber Atiya is a multidisciplinary poet whose work incorporates elements of performance, book arts, and visual arts. Her poems and nonfiction have appeared in Boston ReviewPEN AmericaPoets & Writers Blog, Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, and elsewhere. A proud native Brooklynite, she is a member of a women’s writing group that will be celebrating sixteen years in 2018. Her chapbook the fierce bums of doo-wop (Argos Books) is currently in its second printing.


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