26 Mar

March 26-28
Flushing, NY

Chapbook Festival


Benjamin Rosenthal Library
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367

Keynote by Matvei Yankelevich on "The Chapbook Then & Now," reading by N.Y. State Poet Laureate Alicia Ostriker, more readings, panels, chapbook​-making workshops, and a Saturday chapbook fair and concert.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events


• 4:00-5:30 Makerspace chapbook demonstration
• 6:00 Welcome from Chief Librarian Kristin Hart and Professor Kimiko Hahn
• 6:15-7:00 “Chapbooks Then and Now,” keynote by Matvei Yankelevich


• 3:00-4:30 Makerspace workshop for teachers
• 4:30-5:30 Panel on course adoption: Lost & Found (CUNY Ctr. for the Hum.)
• 5:30-6:00 Birdhouse chapbook winner Kate Bryant
• 6:00 Reading by N.Y. State Poet Laureate Alicia Ostriker


All day (11:00 am on) Chapbook Fair

• 11:00-12:30 Makerspace workshop for CUNY MFA alum and students
• 12:30-2:00 Panel on sorting out a chapbook manuscript: Center for Book Arts
• 2:00-3:30 CUNY MFA Program cabaret-style reading
• 3:30-5:00 Makerspace workshop: sign-up is open to the public
• 4:00-5:00 Panel on how to start a chapbook press 
• 5:00-6:00 Cornelius Eady Trio

Hosted by City University of N.Y. MFA Programs, Queens College/Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, and the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs.

Participating organizations include Belladonna Press, The Center for Book Arts, Community of Literary Magazines & Presses, DoubleCross Press,
Finishing Line Press, Ghostbird Press, Lost & Found, CUNY Center for the Humanities, No, Dear publications, Poets House, Poetry Society of America, Slapering Hol Press, and Ugly Duckling Presse.

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