2nd Annual Culver City Book Festival

    February 26, 2022 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    The Wende Museum of the Cold War
    10808 Culver Boulevard
    Culver City

    The Culver City Book Festival is returning to Culver City and the Wende Museum of the Cold War (10808 Culver Blvd, Culver City) after a two-year break, due to the pandemic. The Book Festival received a Special Event Grant from the City of Culver City and is co-sponsored by the Culver City Arts Foundation, Vagabond Books, Beyond Baroque, Village Well Books & Coffee, in addition to the Wende Museum and will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 11 AM to 4:30 PM.  The Book Festival, which highlights work from small press publishers, creates a platform for lesser-known talents to showcase their literary works, from poetry to novels. Authors are able to engage directly with the community of both avid readers and budding authors alike!

    Festival Highlights

    • More than 20 individual small book presses attending and exhibiting
    • A number of literary workshops and readings (both in-person and virtually) throughout the day, including:
      • An interactive Zoom international poetry reading
      • A poetry writing workshop
      • A Zine/Chapbook making workshop with Beyond Baroque
      • A world premiere live reading of the new anthology Reimagine America (Vagabond)
      • Virtual festival tours will also happen throughout the day

    The day will finish up with a special group reading by FlowerSong Press at 7 PM at Village Well Books & Coffee (9900 Culver Boulevard, Culver City).  Additional programming to be announced.

    Participating Small Press Publishers

    Book Presses include:

    • Beyond Baroque
    • World Stage Press
    • Red Hen Press
    • Tia Chucha Press
    • FlowerSong Press
    • Paper Press Books
    • Golden Foothills Press
    • Finishing Line Press
    • What Books Press
    • Dryland
    • Not a Cult Press
    • Rose of Sharon Press
    • Hinchas de Poesia Press
    • Anti-Racist Action Press
    • Green Tara Press
    • Spectrum Publishing
    • Los Angeles Poet Society
    • Community Literature Initiative
    • Culver City Historical Society
    • Vagabond

    Helpful Information

    Follow @CulverArts, @villagewellcc, and @wendemuseum on social media to keep up to date on news from the Book Festival including performances, presentations, and more.

    The Second Annual Culver City Book Festival is a family-friendly event that will be held both indoors and outdoors following all COVID-19 safety protocols.  For more information, please contact Culver City Arts Foundation representative Jim Clarke at jimbclarke@gmail.com or (310) 775-1664. Parks Recreation and Community Services Supervisor Darren Uhl can be reached at darren.uhl@culvercity.org or (310) 253-6655.

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