• Central Library (map)
  • 1301 Olive Street
  • St. Louis, MO, 63103
  • United States

The 5th Annual St. Louis Small Press Expo will feature over eighty vendors from across the nation. Additionally, the show includes a fiercely good slate of programming, all occuring in Central Library’s Training Room (directly across from the Expo).

11:00 AM
Writing workshop for all ages with Anna Ojacastro Guzon of YourWordsSTL

Explore your imagination and hone your writing skills at the same time. Kids, teens and adults are all welcome! Anna Ojacastro Guzon is a poet—and Co-Founder and Program Director of YourWordsSTL, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching St. Louis youth how to amplify one's voice through writing.

1:00 PM
A poetry reading and discussion with Yes Yes Books

From Chapbook to Full-length: a Reading and Discussion with Poets and Publisher from YesYes Books. Readers include: jamie mortara, Justin Phillip Reed and KMA Sullivan. YesYes Books is a Portland-based, dynamic independent press that publishes poetry and prose collections from bold fresh voices.

2:00 PM
Self-Publishing & Beyond: A presentation with Ed Luce

Wuvable Oaf creator Ed Luce talks self-publishing and DIY branding ideas for comic/zine makers. In an age of digital comics and social media promotion, how do creators make genuine connections with real world audiences, publishers and agents? Ed discusses his own experiences with multimedia merchandise, convention strategies, self-publishing equipment/materials and sustainable business plans in this informative presentation.

3:00 PM
A conversation with Ben Passmore and Ray Nadine

DAYGLOAYHOLE creator Ben Passmore (New Orleans) talks with artist Ray Nadine (St. Louis) about comics, process, and what it’s like to draw for Adventure Time. Ben’s Book “Your Black Friend and Other Strangers” was Eisner Award nominated, Ignatz Award-winning and named one of NPR's 100 favorite comics of all time in 2017.