LLC24: Small Press Reading Series
The Small Press Reading Series highlights creative writing and print culture in and around Central and Western New York.
Open to New People
Active since: 2019
- Syracuse University
- University of Rochester
- Colgate University
- Hamilton College
We seek to widen the scope of our reading series, both geographically and conceptually. In 2023-2024, we will be working with two additional corridor campuses (University of Rochester and Hamilton College) and plan to partner with additional community organizations such as Boxcar Press, Parthenon Books, and LILAC Magazine, to host events that feature creative writing in the context of various publication processes.
Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, Hamilton College
Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Rochester
Special Collections Librarian, Rare Books, Special Collections, Preservation, University of Rochester
Associate Professor in the University Libraries, Colgate University
Non Corridor Members
Seth Gottlieb, Independent Scholar, New York
The addition of colleagues from the University of Rochester and Hamilton College expanded the working group's collaborative network. In addition, the interest in the letterpress workshop at Hamilton College was overwhelming and allowed faculty, students, and staff from Colgate University and Hamilton College to experiment with different forms of engaging with knowledge production. Both poets attended the workshop and printed a broadside of their poems alongside the participants. Over 100 broadsides were distributed at the poetry reading later that evening and underscored the interest in print culture and the enduring interest in the printed word.
The addition of Emily Sherwood, Director of Digital Scholarship and Studio X at University of Rochester's River Campus Libraries sparked conversations about knowledge production in the form of zines. The addition of Tina Hall, the Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, and Anne Valente, Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing led to a conversation about poetry, broadsides, and letterpress.
Several students from Hamilton College and Colgate University attended the letterpress workshop. This participation created conversations about Colgate students joining the letterpress studio student organization at Hamilton College.