Join Us for the Elm City Small Press Fest

Elm City Small Press Fest is a community event celebrating independent publishing in the Maine region. The event highlights contemporary print and publishing culture while activating conversations around creative labor and commerce as viable artistic practices. The goal of the fest is to inform attendees of contemporary creative publishing while stimulating and promoting creative economies in the area.

Join for two days of events:

Friday Kickoff Event:

4:30–6:30 p.m.: Open Studios with the Lunder Institute Residential Fellows
6–7 p.m.: Open mic and zine reading with piano accompaniment
7–8 p.m.: Live bands programmed by Colby student organizations

Saturday Exhibitor Event:
11 a.m.–5 p.m.: Exhibitors Hall featuring 20+ Maine-based artists, indie publishers, and more
Saturday Workshop Schedule:
12 p.m.–1 p.m.: Paste, Paper and Simple Bookbinding with Andy Jones
1 p.m.–2 p..m: Dry Point Printing on Pasta Machine with Pickwick Independent Press
2 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Histories of Anti-Blackness on Colby’s Campus with Terri Nwanma
2:30 p.m.–3 p.m.: Mutual Aid 101 with Stella Gonzalez
3 p.m.–4 p.m.: T-shirt Printing Workshop with Hope Rovelto

All events are free and open to all.

Organized by Lunder Institute residential fellow Julia Arredondo and Colby College Visual & Interdisciplinary Arts Librarian Fannie Ouyang.