Culver City Book Festival – June 29

Culver City Book Festival 6/29/2024

The Culver City Book Festival will return on Saturday, June 29, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The third annual event, free and open to everyone, will highlight the work of local authors, publishers, journals, and literary nonprofits. A partnership between Culver City Arts Foundation, Village Well Books & Coffee, El Martillo Press, the Wende Museum and the City of Culver City. The event takes place on site at the Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230.

“This festival is intended to be accessible to and inclusive of the many creative voices in our community,” says Village Well Books & Coffee founder and owner Jennifer Caspar. Village Well is an independent bookstore and café located in downtown Culver City, opened in 2020. “We are delighted to be the organizers for this year’s festival, which gathers and channels the energy of this very creative community.”

In addition to tables exhibiting the work of local presses, there will be panels on a variety of topics including:
Poet Laureates Luis J. Rodriguez, Lynne Thompson and Brian Sonia-Wallace; and Culver City Artist Laureate Katy Krantz

Publishers of Color including El Martillo Press, World Stage Press, Paper Press, Alegria Publishing, and Writ Large Projects

The current state of romance literature convened by The Ripped Bodice.

Creative activities for all ages including Zine Making

Between panels there will be poetry readings, including a block from contributors to the Dear Culver City collection curated by Culver City Artist Laureate Katy Krantz.

“This free gathering will offer the public a wonderful opportunity to discover new books, support local independent publishers, and connect with great community organizations,” adds Caspar.

Exhibitors will include local presses including the ones mentioned above plus Angel City Press at the Los Angeles Public Library and X Artists Books, journals Sin Cesar and Para Llevar magazines as well as nonprofits 826LA, WriteGirl, the Culver City Historical Society and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.

For more information and current list of participants and activities, visit or email [email protected].

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