Catskills Book Fair

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Catskills Book Fair

A celebration of of publishers, booksellers, and bookmakers based in the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions.

By Black Sun Lit

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 17 · 3 - 9pm EDT


Union Grove Distillery 43311 New York 28 Arkville, NY 12406


3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Book Fair

Books for sale by 1080 Press, After Hours Editions, Argos Books, Belladonna* Collaborative, Black Sun Lit, Bushel Collective, Diamond Hollow Books, McPherson & Company, Model City Books, Pinsapo Pres...

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Poetry Reading

Readings by Stacy Szymaszek, Sam Truitt & Kimberly Alidio

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Poetry Reading

Readings by Rachel Levitsky, Danniel Schoonebeek & Erin Fleming

About this event

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Black Sun Lit presents the Catskills Book Fair, a celebration of publishers, booksellers, and bookmakers based in the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions. The evening will also feature two sets of readings by local writers and authors, including Kimberly Alidio, Erin Fleming, Rachel Levitsky, Danniel Schoonebeek, Stacy Szymaszek & Sam Truitt.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Union Grove Distillery

43311 NY-28, Arkville

3-9 PM

1080 Press

After Hours Editions

Argos Books

Belladonna* Collaborative

Black Sun Lit

Bushel Collective

Diamond Hollow Books

McPherson & Company

Model City Books

Pinsapo Press

Post Traumatic Press

Purple Mountain Press

Station Hill Press

Poetry Reading at 5 PM

Stacy Szymaszek

Sam Truitt

Kimberly Alidio

Poetry Reading at 7 PM

Rachel Levitsky

Danniel Schoonebeek

Erin Fleming

KIMBERLY ALIDIO (she/they) is the author of four books of poetry; the latest is Teeter. Her writing has been awarded the Nightboat Poetry Prize and nominated for the United States Artists Fellowship and the Lambda Literary Award. Text-visual poems, commissioned by Nicole Eisenman and The Poetry Project, are forthcoming from Hauser & Wirth’s Ursula. She lives on Munsee-Mohican lands along the Mahicannituck River, otherwise known as New York’s Upper Hudson Valley.

ERIN FLEMING is a writer currently living in Brooklyn and Arkville. She is a regular contributor to Black Sun Lit.

RACHEL LEVITSKY (she/they) is the author of three books, Under the Sun (Futurepoem, 2003), NEIGHBOR (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), and the novel The Story of My Accident Is Ours (Futurepoem, 2013), and over fifteen chapbooks, most recently the bilingual English/French Against Travel: Anti Voyage (Pamenar Press, 2020). Her current manuscript, Rachel Levitsky Has No Problems, will be published soon by Roof Books. Their poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Fence, BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, LitHub, Conjunctions, American Book Review, Triple Canopy, Aufgabe, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, The Harriet Blog, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Jacket2, and elsewhere. Currently residing in Brooklyn and Woodstock, Levitsky is a founding member of the Belladonna* Collaborative and a full professor of writing at the Pratt Institute.

DANNIEL SCHOONEBEEK is the author of American Barricade (YesYes Books, 2014) and Trébuchet, a 2015 National Poetry Series selection (University of Georgia Press, 2016). A recipient of a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from Poetry Foundation, his recent work appears in Poetry, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He lives in the Hudson Valley.

STACY SZYMASZEK (she/they) is the author of seven books of published poetry, most recently The Pasolini Book (Golias Books, 2022) and Famous Hermits (Archway Editions, 2023). From 2007 to 2018, they were the director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York City. They received a Grants to Artists Award in Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2019 and currently live and work on Munsee-Mohican lands along the Mahicannituck River, otherwise known as New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, with their partner, the poet Kimberly Alidio.

SAM TRUITT was born in Washington, DC, and raised there and in Tokyo, Japan. He is the author of the ten works in the Vertical Elegies series and Tokyoatoto (Station Hill Press, 2020), among others in print and other media, and is the co-editor of In|Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley (Station Hill, 2016) and Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words: The Early Books of Bernadette Mayer (Station Hill, 2015). He is the recipient, among other recognitions, of numerous Fund for Poetry awards, a Contemporary Poetry Award from the University of Georgia, and a Howard Fellowship. The producer and a co-host of the podcast Baffling Combustions and Director of Station Hill Press, he lives in Woodstock, NY.


Refreshments for sale by Union Grove Distillery. Pizza served by Catskill Mountain Embers. Free to attend and all welcome.

About the organizer

Organized by
Black Sun Lit

Based in Brooklyn and Arkville, NY, BLACK SUN LIT is an independent publisher of poetry, prose, hybrid works, and translation.