Louffa Press is pleased to announce a very special event scheduled for Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 at 3pm to be held at the BGSQD (Bureau of General Services Queer Division) in New York City.
The event doubles as a celebration and open forum on the current epidemic of book-banning.
Writers and participants include:
BEATRIZ ALBUQUERQUE, ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS, JEE LEONG KOH, MATTHEW LANSBURGH, PACO MARQUEZ, CLAUDIA SEREA, AND TRIPHOBIA.
The open forum will include a dialogue with the audience centered on the current trend of book-banning, particularly the banning of books by LGBTQ or POC authors; the reason is that 41% of content being banned/challenged is LGBTQ, and 40% of the challenged books have protagonists or prominent secondary characters of color. (Source: PEN America, data from June 2021 - July 2022)
We need your voice to put a stop to book-banning in our United States.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Louffa Press is excited to present a new chapbook by Ornette Clemente (they/them), with letterpressed covers in gorgeous bright green on cotton cardstock.
Learn more about this chapbook by clicking on the "Chapbooks" tab, above.
Gentleman's Guide to the Kitchen by Ornette Clemente, chapbook (2023), letterpressed covers, sewn binding, 50 numbered copies. Dimensions: 4.25"x5.5"
Please join Louffa Press this Sunday, October 16th at 3pm EST for a webinar and conversation about immigration with three very special guests: artist Beatriz Albuquerque, journalist Carlos Pereira, and theater director Simone Federman. This conversation is moderated by David Moscovich who will introduce the panelists and launch the roundtable style discussion.
More info here:
and registration direct link is here:
Thanks to all who tuned into the book launch for Nina Sobell's artist book UNSEEN on Tuesday, October 20th. It was thrilling to see you all there online!
Due to popular request, a link to an excerpt of the event video is below for those who joined the webinar.
Thank you for supporting Louffa Press.
For more info about UNSEEN, including purchase inquiries, see the Artist Books tab above, or click here.
LOUFFA PRESS is pleased to announce a book launch for Nina Sobell's UNSEEN, part of a series of artist books published by Louffa Press. UNSEEN is produced in a limited edition, each signed and numbered by the artist.
Nina Sobell's UNSEEN BOOK LAUNCH is scheduled for
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 7PM (EST)
via Zoom webinar.
Register in advance for this webinar:
Nina Sobell is a New York-based multimedia artist who pioneered the use of EEG technology, closed-circuit television, and Internet communication in art. Focusing on experimental forms of interaction and performance, she has explored how technology mediates psychic transformations and modulates the perception of space and time. Sobell was a Visiting Lecturer at the Goldsmiths College (London). She has been involved in extensive collaborative work and is the recipient of numerous awards, including grants from the NEA the New York State Council, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work is part of prominent video archives, museums, and private collections.
LOUFFA PRESS was founded in 2010. Based in Morningside/Harlem, New York City, LOUFFA PRESS is a micropress that focuses on printing limited edition chapbooks using letterpress technology.
This artist book is one in a series of artist books published by Louffa Press exploring the meeting points in the performance of rhetoric in American life as filtered through the work of American artists such as Chuck Close, Barbara Kruger, Alison Knowles, Richard Serra, Dick Higgins, George Maciunas, Jenny Holzer, John Cage.
Out of an abundance of caution and in order to respect the orders of Governor Cuomo with regards social distancing and COVID-19 hospital logistics, Louffa Press is postponing events in NYC until further notice.
Stay safe and catch up on some reading.
This year, 2020, marks the first 10 years of Louffa Press chapbooks and artist books..
Stay tuned to this page to learn about our 10th Anniversary Celebration.
Come celebrate our first ten years, and find out how to take part in the next ten!
Warm regards from
The Louffa Press team!
LOUFFA PRESS is pleased to announce a book launch for António Olaio’s new artist book of graphite drawings, Recalling what went through my mind while waiting for John Cage’s 4’ 33’’ to end, part of a series of artist books published by Louffa Press. Recalling what went through my mind while waiting for John Cage’s 4’ 33’’ to end by António Olaio is produced in a limited edition of 15, each signed and numbered by the artist. For more info on this limited edition artist book, go here.
The António Olaio BOOK LAUNCH is scheduled for
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7PM
at McNally Jackson Bookstore Williamsburg
76 N. 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY (“L” Train, Bedford).
Celebrating along with Louffa Press will be poets Jerome Ellison Murphy, Jeffrey Grunthaner and non-fiction writer Ross Benes. The festivities will be hosted by David Moscovich.
The event is FREE and open to the public.
Louffa Press is very pleased to announce that we will be publishing a new artist's book by António Olaio in 2018.
António Olaio was born in 1963 in Sá da Bandeira, Angola and lives in Coimbra, Portugal. He is Director of Colégio das Artes, Professor in the Architecture Department and researcher at the Centro de Estudos Sociais at the University of Coimbra. He finished his Ph.D with a dissertation entitled “The field of art according to Marcel Duchamp.” He was one of the founders of the rock group “Reporter Estrábico” in 1986 and, since 1995, the songs he performs with musician João Taborda are frequently presented in his videos and exhibitions.
Come celebrate the launch of Steve Cannon's new broadsides on Louffa Press!
Sunday, December 10, 6:00-8:30pm
94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
NEW from LOUFFA PRESS
Steve Cannon Broadsides: A Post-2016 Election Interview with Steve Cannon (2017)
These broadsides were printed in November 2017 by silkscreen in two sizes in a limited edition run of 10 copies of large prints (size 18"x 24") and 20 copies of the (9" x 12") smaller prints. The text was taken from an excerpt of an interview from January of 2017 with Steve Cannon by Louffa Press. In cooperation with Louffa Press, a significant portion of profits from each printing goes to badly needed disaster relief in Puerto Rico. Donations taken from profits for prints sold go to the UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program via the Hispanic Federation, a BBB-approved New York City charity. For more information or to donate directly, visit the Hispanic Federation website here: https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/
Stay tuned for ordering info on the larger prints.
For any questions about these broadsides or anything Louffa-related, email David [at] Louffapress [dot] com.
LOUFFA PRESS is pleased to present a benefit reading for the ACLU Immigrant Rights Project for this edition of the eXfoliation reading series.
Publisher’s proceeds from sales of Louffa Press chapbooks, broadsides and ephemera for the event will be donated to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union.)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7PM at bookculture
536 W. 112th
(b/t Broadway & Amsterdam)
FREE (donations to ACLU)
ROBERT GIBBONS, JEE LEONG KOH, MATTHEW LANSBURGH, BEATRIZ ALBUQUERQUE
Louffa Press specializes in innovative fiction and poetry, with a catalogue including writers such as Steve Katz, Yuriy Tarnawsky, Stacey Levine, Mike Topp, and others. Please direct all press inquiries to david [at] louffapress [dot] com.
Louffa Press is a member of CLMP, Community of Literary Magazines & Presses.