NO FAIR/FAIR is a 2 day + 1 night literary festival celebrating small independent presses that will take place alongside the 2019 AWP Conference in Portland, OR. The book fair will be held from 12-6p on Friday and Saturday at the Bakery Building and will feature 25 small presses. The reading on Friday night will feature readings from over 60 poets, and will be hosted at two venues simultaneously, the Bakery Building and our very own Outlet PDX. The venues are across the street from each other in a neighborhood full of bars and restaurants, and only one mile east from the conference center.
NF/F is not anti-AWP. Our goal is to offer an affordable alternative for small presses that would like to participate in the conference, but don’t quite have the budget to make it happen. Some of our participating presses are also tabling officially at the conference.