Monday, August 18, 2014

Beim's Latest Book Receives Acclaim

Norman Beim received a great review of his latest book, "A Not-So-Nice Jewish Veteran Faces Life," in the blog Reviews by Amos Lassen.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Announcing International Underground Poetry Fest

We are honored to announce this event created by GNYIPA alumna member, Kat Georges and her Three Rooms Press.  Learn more about Three Rooms Press for poetry at

19-21 September 2014
GC Essegem 1090 Brussels
Leopold I Straat 329 Entrance: A. Gomardstraat

A Celebration Of Cutting-Edge Poetry | Performance | Art | Dada

Fri 19/09 8 PM
Book Launch
This Is Belgian Chocolate: Manifestations Of Poetry
Feat. Performance Poet Philip Meersman

Sat 20/09 7 PM
Book Launch
Maintenant 8: A Journal Of Contemporary Dada Writing And Art
Feat. Three Rooms Press Editors Peter Carlaftes + Kat Georges

Sun 21/09 10 AM
The Disunited Kingdom Of Belgium: A Public Poem
Feat. Author-Performer Alain Arias-Misson

Plus Academic Seminars, Workshops, Art Expo, and Awards Ceremony

Admission to all events is FREE

Underground Poetry Fest Participants (In Alphabetical Order)
• Alain Arias-Misson • Artiestencollectief Ja!4 • Rossella Bargiacchi1 • Jaap Blonk1
• Antoine Boute • Fork Burke • Peter Carlaftes • Jean De Lacoste • Prof. Dr. Hans De Wolf2
• Heike Fiedler • Luc Fierens • Éditions Maelström • Fjorton • Kat Georges
• Hauser (Lies Van Gasse & Annemarie Estor)1 • Rozalie Hirs1 • Frie J. Jacobs1
• Maja Jantar • Una Lee • Prof. Dr. Laura Lopez-Fernandez2 • Jaan „Luulur” Malin
• Philip Meersman • Tom Nisse • Renaat Ramon • Xavier Roelens • Gabor Roozen1
• Slam Tribu3 • Sven Staelens1,2 • Vincent Tholomé • Michaël Vandenbril
• Kila Van Der Starre • Lies Van Gasse3 • Dirk Vekemans • Sandrine Verstraeten
• Acg Vianen • Helen White • Peter Wullen • Wilfried Wynants1,2 • Aleksey Yudin
1 Art Expostition
2 Academic Seminar
3 Workshop
4 Taped Performance

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Great Upcoming Events

GNYIPA Members, these upcoming readings offer you the opportunity to share your work and to sell books.  Save the dates, and to find out more, come to our August 6 meeting at 6:30 at CUNY Graduate Center.
Friday, September 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m. --  "Publishing Our Private Worlds: Connecting with Your Heart to the Reader's Heart." Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event. Greater New York Independent Publishers Association members read from their recent works and talk about what keeps them working and publishing in these times. In a world of constant media noise, how do you find your true voice, and reach your reader in a deep, sustained fashion?  We are a growing community of publishers and self-published writers offering inspiration and information to people who want to create and publish books in traditional and newer formats. Venue: Absolute Coffee, 327 Atlantic (Hoyt and Smith).  
Sunday, September 28, 3 - 5:00 p.m. -- Antic Day.  "Books, The Intimate Art Form. Why They Are Still So Important to US."  Have you ever had a “secret book,” one that meant so much to you you couldn’t share it with a friend? Or a book you had to share with a friend? Members of GNYIPA, a growing community of publishers and self-published writers, talk about their books, their love of books, and why books are still important today. Venue: Absolute Coffee, 327 Atlantic (Hoyt and Smith).
Sunday, September 21, 10 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. -- Brooklyn Book Festival.  This is the third-largest book festival in the United States, with strong press coverage and a projected turnout this year of 40,000 book lovers.  If you are a GNYIPA Member in good standing, you have the option of buying a share in the GNYIPA table, an inexpensive way to sell books, make industry contacts, and build your audience. See Perry's recent email for more details.
To participate, contact Perry Brass  (  immediately.