Hungry for Stories Discussion #4 - ft. Marc Fischer of Temporary Services
Read/Write Library welcomes Marc Fischer of Temporary Services to discuss the art collective's booklet 'Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons' from their publishing arm, Half Letter Press.
Hungry for Stories is designed to raise discussion around the culture and expression we value as a city through diverse, contemporary Chicago books. With the selection of wildly different forms, genres and voices from across the city, we hope to grow a community committed to reading outside of their comfort zones.
This discussion is free for Hungry for Stories subscribers and their guests, $10 for the public. Please RSVP via Eventbrite. Subscribers will receive a promo code via email.
About 'Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons'
"This is an idiosyncratic guide to self-publishing. We think that self-publishers should craft their own hybrid publishing and distribution solutions. This booklet, we hope, is an aide for those curious about the process and who may want to start doing their own publishing.
Temporary Services has been actively thinking about, making, talking about, selling, and giving away publications for over 16 years. We have written or said things in interviews and lectures about our publishing, but we have never sat down to craft a long-form essay about our efforts and where they fit in the larger world of artist books, artist publishing and book making. This booklet is an attempt to articulate our ideas about publishing, particularly in light of the current post-digital environment. It was published to be given away during the life of our temporary print shop called Publishing Clearing House."
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We're located on the corner of California and Walton (just south of Augusta Blvd and north of Chicago Ave). Our entrance is on Walton up a ramp; look for the round white Read/Write Library sign. The #52 California and #66 Chicago buses are no more than a block away and parking is plentiful. Read/Write Library is wheelchair accessible.
What can I bring into the event?
This event is BYOB.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at [email protected]
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! Please register by noon on the day of the event, we will have a printed list at the event.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, but please do so by noon on the day of the event!