Siglio at the AWP Bookfair & Outlaw Aesthetics in LA Panel


February 18th, 2014



Siglio at the AWP Bookfair in Seattle: North Hall, Table L 29


Come check out our two new Ray Johnson titles. We’ll have an advance copy of our reprint of The Paper Snake (Johnson’s seminal 1965 artist’s book originally published by Dick Higgins and Something Else Press) as well as a complete mock-up of Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson, 1954-1994, edited by Elizabeth Zuba and with an essay by Kevin Killian. You can pre-order at the fair and get free shipping, or pre-order online now.

We also have very special ephemera that we’ve made just to give away at book fairs: a set of four buttons with artwork from Richard Kraft’s Here Comes Kitty: A Comic Opera (which comes out late in 2014 and includes “interpolations” by Danielle Dutton)!

And, as usual, we always offer 25% all Siglio titles at AWP.

The book fair’s open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Thursday, February 27 through Saturday, March 1. On Saturday it’s also open (and free) to the public. AWP info here.



Outlaw Aesthetics and Publishing the Sprawl: How Los Angeles Indie Presses are Changing the Face of Publishing


Participants: Neelanjana Banerjee/Kaya Press,  Chiwan Choi/Writ Large Press,  Luis Rodriguez/Tia Chucha,  Lisa Pearson/Siglio,  Teresa Carmody/Les Figues

Think people in LA don’t read? Wrong! Indie presses are not only flourishing in LA, they are working to create a vibrant literary metropolis from inside the sprawl. From Kaya’s collaborative book booths to Writ Large’s plans for an LA Literary Walk to Tia Chucha’s literacy hub to the aesthetic conversations between artists and writers encouraged by both Les Figues and Siglio, these presses are changing the culture of literary LA—and in the process, innovating new models for publishing.

Saturday, March 1, 12 – 1:15 p.m. Room 302, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 3