I'm looking forward to two events this weekend.
First, on Saturday, April 18, Les Figues will be participating in SHELF LIFE: A BIG DAY FOR SMALL PRESSES at USC. The event is free and open to the public. Other participants include (alphabetical order): Beautiful/Decay; Beyond Baroque; Black Metal; Family Los Angeles; The Ice Plant; Journal of Aesthetics and Protest; Les Figues Press; MAJA/ Oscar Romero; Make/Shift; Modern Multiples; Nucleus Gallery; Old English Spelling Bee; Orly Olivier; Primary Information; Semiotext(e); Silverbridge; Skylight Books; Smart Art Press; Stories LA; Typecraft Wood & Jones; Wacko/Soap Plant/ Billy Shire Fine Art.
There are also panel discussion on independent publishing, from 1-2:30, with several artists/publishers, including Brian Kennon (2nd Cannons), V. Vales (Search & Destroy and RE/Search Magazines), Rachel Kushner (Soft Targets), and Bruce Caen (No Magazine).
On Sunday, April 19, Les Figues will be hosting our first annual garden party --- ALL FIGS ON DECK. We'll be having very delicious food (vegan + non-vegan options), drinks and door prizes. Plus readings by Mathew Timmons, Amina Cain, Allison Carter and Harold Abramowitz, and music by Laura Steenberge. Here's a fantastic video of Laura performing "Summertime."