The Book Fort
Friday, July 13th – Friday, July 13th,
4:00 PM–8:00 PM
Saturday, July 14th – Saturday, July 14th, 12:00 PM–8:00 PM
Sunday, July 15th – Sunday, July 15th, 12:00 PM–8:00 PM
Pitchfork Music Festival
Festival pass required
The Book Fort is built on the strength of innovative indie presses and focused on today's exciting new writing, or the literary equivalent of what’s happening at the Pitchfork Music Festival's three music stages. Browse tables and bookshelves and speak directly to publishers and editors. Presses featured at this year's Book Fort include: Featherproof Books, McSweeney's, Drag City Books, Write Bloody, MAKE Magazine, Publishing Genius, Poetry, Green Lantern Press/The Paper Cave, and the 33.3 music book series from Continuum. The Book Fort is located near the Flatstock poster fair. Visit us for a free newspaper hat printed with literature—while supplies last!
Saturday, July 14, 4:00PM: Indie Press Showcase: Marvin Tate (MAKE Magazine), Robbie Q. Telfer (Write Bloody), Adam Robinson (Publishing Genius), and Sierra De Mulder (Write Bloody)
Saturday, July 14, 7:00PM: Indie Press Showcase: Adam Levin (McSweeney's), Lindsay Hunter (featherproof), Anne Elizabeth Moore (Green Lantern Press), and Patrick Somerville (featherproof)
Sunday, July 15, 4:00PM: Music Writer Showcase: J Niimi, Jessica Hopper, Kaitlin Fontana, Kate Silver, and Marc Masters
Sunday, July 15, 6:00PM, Music Writer Showcase: Nitsuh Abebe, Dave Hofer, Blanca Méndez, Matt LeMay, and Cynthia Plaster Caster
This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show will explore his lesser-known landscapes.