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The Printers' Ball: Out of Town Reading

Live showcase of out-of-town publications, featuring:

* Joe Meno reading for McSweeney's
* Nick Twemlow for jubilat
* Eula Biss for Iowa Review
* John Beer for The Hat
* Caitlin O'Connor Creevy for Open City

Readers were accompanied by Philip Jenks, poet and drummer for the Howling Hex, and introduced by Drag City Record's Rian Murphy.

Click here to view a video taken at the event.

This event took place as part of the 2009 Printers' Ball.  The Printers' Ball, founded by Poetry magazine, is hosted each year in collaboration with Chicago literary organizations.  This year the event was hosted by Columbia College Chicago and the Center for Book & Paper Arts in the historic Ludington Building. An annual celebration of print culture, Prinkers' Ball features thousands of free magazines, books, and broadsides; live readings and music; letterpress, offset, and paper-making demonstrations; and much more.  See photos from this year's event, and read all about what took place.


Recorded Friday, July 31, 2009 at Columbia College of Chicago - Center for Book & Paper Arts.

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