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Independent Press Showcase at GAMBA Forest


  • GAMBA Forest 231 Norman Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

Over the past few years GAMBA Magazine has worked with, learned from, been inspired by and admired a plethora of local/ international Independent Presses and the artists who started them. This month we want to recognize the work that goes into sustaining an independent press in a world motivated by screens and short attention spans. Come join us from evening to night for a celebration of the people behind the presses. We will have a curated discussion panel, readings, musical accompaniment, cocktails, artwork and merchandise for sale. 

Check out some of the presses nvolved:

No, Dear: No, Dear aims to bring together the voices of New York City poets who might not otherwise be in dialogue: both emerging and established poets from diverse backgrounds who are living and writing in New York City’s five boroughs. We aspire to disrupt a field that has historically privileged white patriarchal perspectives by building a publication and communal/critical dialogue that strives to be largely representative of women-identified poets, and poets of color and of all gender orientations.

Nomadic Press: Literary non-profit co-based in Oakland, California and Brooklyn, NY.

Quail Bell Press & Productions: A woman-run press and production company devoted to the imaginary, nostalgic, and otherworldly across cultures.

Mad Gleam Press: a Bi-Lingual Independent Press comprised of two French artists and two American poets, based out of New York and Paris. We push to show the constant dialogue between visual and literary arts.

Feminist Press: The Feminist Press is an educational nonprofit organization founded to advance women's rights and amplify feminist perspectives. FP publishes classic and new writing from around the world, creates cutting-edge programs, and elevates silenced and marginalized voices in order to support personal transformation and social justice for all people.

JMF Publications: An independent chapbook publisher based in Staten Island. The question we ask to those inquiring about our services is What's Your Concept? We look for unique voices from those who have yet to publish a chapbook and need mentoring. In the future, JMF Publications hopes to put together anthologies of poetry and work with the community at large to help artists make their voices heard.

Earlier Event: March 30
Texts 2 Tascha