“I’m a writer, and that’s all I’ve really cared about for most of my life, is writing, and what happens to it.”
Matthew Stadler (b4b – s2.e7)
Peter is bleary because it’s another Cassettestival week (series #2). This is a periodical publication that sees bedroom recordings issued as hand-designed cassettes. A highlight of this event will be the release of a compilation of local female musicians.
Jon B joins us for a game of Stump The Literary Canon. Listen to find out the rules of this wild new party game.
Feature: Matthew Stadler
Boy is this guy inspiring. With poverty and passion as his drivers, and Patricia No as a co-editor/co-publisher, Matthew Stadler found a way to make gorgeous, minimal, handbound, print-on-demand books in a loaned storefront in Portland, Oregon. Publication Studio further expresses Matthew’s ideas about the public that can and will form around the publication of a text. We talk with Matthew about selling books one at a time, selling books at dinner parties, special events planning, writing from the margins, and the speaker’s circuit for a guy who is on the vanguard of print-on-demand production. He also presents us with a recent Publication Studio Bordeaux release, Revolution: A Reader.
Also, for those in need, we coin a term: “Booksick” is when you call in sick to work because you are compelled to finish the book you’re reading.
Books: something you might want to read. Music: Peter Bradley’s personal shortlist of what should make the Polaris Prize shortlist but probably won’t.
Things we talked about: