All events for 2014 are in Kansas City, MO!!


—–Friday May 30th

•••• Hammerpress - 110 Southwest Blvd ••••

7pm – Opening Reception

w/ Megan Kaminski, Jordan Stempleman and Rhianna Dickerson


—–Saturday, May 31st

•••• the Green Lady Lounge – 1809 Grand St. ••••

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Small Press Book Fair

(Readings during the fair —)

12pm-12:30pm - Regional Hearts and Upstart Stars: Justin Hamm, Nicole Higgins, Mike Wilson

1pm-1:30pm – Spartan Press

2pm-2:30pm - Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books featuring Marta Ferguson, Bryan D. Dietrich, and others.

3pm-3:30pm – Moon City Review featuring  editors Michael Czyzniejewski and Sara Burge and  contributors Pat Daneman, Darren Demaree, and John Robertson.

(After the bookfair — a Lit crawl through the 39th St. West Neighborhood)

•••• Sandbox – 1415 W 39th St••••

6pm – 7pm - Louder than a Bomb Kansas City – featuring young spoken word artists from the Kansas City Area.

••••Mudpie - 1615 W 39th St••••

8pm – 9pm -Uncommon Threads: A Reading with April Pameticky, Okla Elliot, and Chandra E.A. Dickson

 ••••Prospero’s Books – 1800 West 39th Street••••

8pm – 9pm – Ms. Interpretations: A Small-Press Sampler – 4 women from 4 different small presses–Black Lawrence (Brenda Sieczkowski), Sibling Rivalry (Valerie Wertlaufer), WordTech (Barbara Duffey), and The National Poetry Review Press (Stacy Kidd).

9pm – 10pm – Horseless and Pity Milk Present – Edwin R. Perry, Mike Sikkema, Cynthia Spencer, Chelsea Tadeyeske, and Jen Tynes.


—–Sunday, June 1st

••••Kansas Town – 1403 W 39th St••••

11:00 am — ??? – Brunchin’ Farewell


performer bios/longer descriptions here


All events are free and all ages unless otherwise stated.
Please support the presses, performers and local businesses!!!

Please send an email to midwestsmallpressfestival(at) with questions or to propose an event!!

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