Tree Light Authors at AWP

It was a hard choice to make, but we decided to skip the festivities at AWP this year. Instead, we'll be pouring that money back into the press to publish more chapbooks, increase the size of our print runs, and increase the prize money awarded for the Tree Light Books Prize, while simultaneously lowering the reading fee.

Our backs and table legs are still hurting from last year's haul, anyway.

Our backs and table legs are still hurting from last year's haul, anyway.

And, as The Lettered Streets Press points out, there's no shortage of new releases and enticing online offers, making it easy for those of us skipping AWP to support small presses this week without crowd surfing at the bookfair.

Tree Light authors Tasha Cotter and J. Scott Brownlee will be attending AWP this year, and if you can squeeze it into your undoubtably jam-packed schedule, here's where you can find them:

Tasha Cotter



10:00-11:00AM: Book signing @ Superstition Review, table 1107
11:00AM - 12:00PM: Book signing @ Bluegrass Writers Studio, table 1616
1:00-1:30PM: Book signing @ Black Fox Literary, table 1600
3:00-5:00PM: Book signing @ Gold Wake Press, table 1731


2:30-4:00PM: Blue Lyra Press & Naugatuck River Review Off-Site Reading @ Triple 8 China Bar & Grill, 800 W Olympic Blvd.


J. Scott Brownlee



8:00PM: LA Confidential AWP Off-Site Reading with Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar, Richard Garcia, David Tomas Martinez, Cynthia Atkins, Francesca Bell, Michelle Bitting, & Alexis Rhone Fancher @ Beyond Baroque


7:00PM: YesYes Books / Button Poetry Off-Site Reading with Aziza Barnes, Danez Smith, Cam Awkward-Rich, Ocean Vuong, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Tanya Olson, Jamie Mortara, and Jonterri Gadson @ ArtShare LA

Can't make one of Scott's readings? Stop by the Orison Books table to chat with him throughout the conference.