6th Annual Hudson Valley Literary Festival, May 21, 2011

The Council of Literary Magazine and Presses has its big annual festival coming up on the May 21. Here is all of the information on what looks like a great day of poetry and small presses.

6th Annual Hudson Valley Literary Festival On May 21st Hudson is ALL LIT UP!

all events free and open to the public

The 6th Annual Hudson Valley Literary Festival: All LIT Up is back after a one-year hiatus. The daylong festival, produced by The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, with The Hudson Opera House and Hudson Wine Merchants, celebrates literature and literary publishing. From 11 AM – 4 PM a Literary Magazine & Small Press Book Fair will take place at the Hudson Opera House (327 Warren Street). Hundreds of books and magazines published by regional and national independent literary publishers will be on sale for only $2 an issue and $4 a book, with many publishers there to meet & greet! Shoppers can discover hundreds of literary publications they would never see in a single store and take advantage of the bargain prices.

At 5 PM a reading & reception at Hudson Wine Merchants (3411/2 Warren Street) will feature Rebecca Wolff, Jonathan Dixon, and Monica Youn. Rebecca Wolff is the author of three books of poems (Manderley, Figment, The King) and a forthcoming novel called The Beginners. Jonathan Dixon is the author of Beaten, Seared, and Sauced, a memoir of his recent education at the Culinary Institute of America. Monica Youn’s second poetry collection Ignatz, was a 2010 finalist for the National Book Award. A wine and cheese reception will follow the readings.

This festival is brought to you by CLMP, the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (www.clmp.org), serving the community of independent literary publishers since 1967. These events are made possible in part through support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.