Connect With Small and University Presses on Winter Institute’s Final Day

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On the final day of Winter Institute 2018 in Memphis, booksellers will have several opportunities to connect with Winter Institute’s small and university press sponsors.

Wi13 logoFirst up is the Small and University Presses Breakfast, which has taken the form of a luncheon at prior Winter Institutes. The event will be held on Thursday, January 25, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in Ballroom A&B at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, and will feature representatives from 15 small and university presses discussing upcoming titles. The breakfast’s 15 presenting sponsors are:

Small Press Sponsors

  • AdventureKeen
  • Cameron + Company
  • Creston Books
  • Haymarket Books
  • Holiday House
  • New Vessel Press
  • Quercus
  • Red Lightning Books 
  • Soft Skull Press
  • Taschen
  • University of Minnesota Press

University Press Sponsors

  • Harvard University Press
  • The MIT Press
  • Princeton University Press
  • University of Texas Press

Immediately following their breakfast presentations, the reps from participating small and university press sponsors will be available for further discussion with booksellers during the Small and University Presses Office Hours, to be held from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Convention Center’s Ballroom B.

From 9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., booksellers will also have the opportunity to Meet the Presses in the Ballroom Foyer near Room 201, where they can visit with a selection of small and mid-size publisher sponsors for informal conversations. These publishers, many of which are first-time ABA event sponsors, will have sample copies of their books as well as additional copies for giveaway. A second session of Meet the Presses will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the same location. See the list of Meet the Presses participants here.

Finally, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Lobby of the Sheraton Memphis Downton Hotel, booksellers are invited to attend a Small Press Lunchtime Author Reception. There, attendees will enjoy traditional Memphis barbecue fare and meet authors from both Winter Institute’s small and university press sponsors as well as from participating Meet the Presses publishers.

The reception will feature the following authors:

  • David Bowles, Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico (Cinco Puntos Press)
  • Lauren Bradshaw, Magnolia’s Magnificent Map (Cameron Kids/PGW)
  • YZ Chin, Though I Get Home (Feminist Press)
  • Nancy Churnin, Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing (Creston Books)
  • M. Amos Clifford, Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature (Conari Press)
  • Ashley English, Southern From Scratch (Shambhala/Roost Books)
  • Jennifer Haupt, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills (Central Avenue Publishing/IPG)
  • Will Hillenbrand, First Star: A Bear and Mole Story (Holiday House)
  • K.J. Howe, Skyjack (Quercus)
  • Maria Hummel, Still Lives (Counterpoint Press)
  • Rosalie Knecht, Who Is Vera Kelly? (Tin House Books)
  • Kelli Maria Korducki, Hard To Do: The Surprising Feminist History of Breaking Up (Coach House Press)
  • Robin Lloyd, Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana (Globe Pequot/Lyons Press)
  • Regina Louise, Someone Has Led This Child to Believe (Agate Bolden)
  • Shahriar Mandanipour, Moon Brow (Restless Books)
  • Alberto Manguel, Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions (Yale University Press)
  • Debbie Clarke Moderow, Fast into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail (Red Hen Press/Boreal Books)
  • Donald Morrill, Beaut (Blair)
  • Hieu Minh Nguyen, Not Here (Coffee House Press)
  • John Nichols, The Capital Times: A Proudly Radical Newspaper’s Century Long Fight for Justice and for Peace (Wisconsin Historical Society Press)
  • Masatsugu Ono, Lion Cross Point (Two Lines Press/PGW)
  • Chibundu Onuzo, Welcome to Lagos (Catapult)
  • Linda Ruffenach, How to Be a Bourbon Badass (Red Lightning Books/IPS)
  • Yael Shy, What Now?: Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond (Parallax Press)
  • Sarah Stonich, The Laurentian Divide (University of Minnesota Press)
  • Lynne Tillman, Men and Apparitions (Soft Skull Press)
  • Fred Van Lente, The Con Artist (Quirk Books)
  • Tina Whittle, Necessary Ends (Poisoned Pen Press (IPS))
  • Michael Zadoorian, Beautiful Music (Akashic Books)

Winter Institute 13 is made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor Ingram Content Group and from publishers large and smallSee the full Winter Institute program here.