On Saturday, July 30, from 5 – 11 p.m., twenty-five poets, writers, musicians, composers, artists and even a master puppeteer will read the entirety of Siglio’s 20th title—John Cage’s Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) at the first annual Read & Feed Festival at the Basilica Hudson with a simultaneous live broadcast on WGXC 90.7. As the book is typeset in various fonts and colors, the readers will alternate with each change in the text, in a dynamic synthesis of language, voice, and the visual.
Readers include Roger Berkowitz, Anselm Berrigan, Lee Ann Brown, Marilyn Crispell, Brian Dewan, Kyle Gann, Peter Gizzi, Phillip Good, Dan Hurlin, Erika Kaufman, Dave King, Richard Kraft, Laura Kuhn, Jeffrey Lependorf, Rachel Levitsky, Maria Manhattan, Bernadette Mayer, Debby Mayer, Stephin Merritt, Anna Moschovakis, Will Nixon, George Quasha, Joan Retallack, and Matvei Yankelevich.
The reading as well as the festival has been organized by CLMP (the Community of Literary Magazines and Small Presses). The festival also includes local, artisanal food makers, more than twenty small press publishers and literary magazines (including Siglio, Fence, Nightboat Books, The Song Cave and Ugly Duckling Presse) and a conversation series that traverses the literary and the alimentary: renowned authors Lydia Davis and Lynne Tillman, for example, will be leading a wine tasting!
Siglio will have new releases like Matthias Buchinger: “The Greatest German Living” by Ricky Jay and Marcel Broodthaers: My Ogre Book, Shadow Theater, Midnight on hand as well as rare backlist titles. And you get a $5 voucher toward the purchase of any book with your ticket.
Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Buy tickets and get more info here.
p.s. Siglio has left LA and moved the Hudson River Valley—more on the move here.