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For nearly 25 years"since Nixon was President!"Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center has been putting our money on contemporary writers of all age, ethnic, and socioeconomic and cultural groups.  We believe that the most innovative, radical, and important writing is often found in the work of authors not represented in mainstream media.  This writing needs to be heard, and our mission is to identify such work (ready!), nurture it (aim!), and bring it to new and loyal audiences.  Fire!  Small Press Traffic sponsors writing workshops, talks, panels, book parties, author receptions, poets, theater productions, poetry and fiction readings; reviews and promotes small press publications; and engages in community outreach for the enrichment of San Francisco Bay Area residents.  And not only the Bay Area.  To attend our events people come from as far as Sacramento, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma.  In fact we're a popular stop with cognoscenti-type poetry-loving tourists.  Come on down!
Small Press Traffic is located at New College of California in the heart of San Francisco,s Mission District"along the rich, flowing milieu of the Valencia Street coffee house corridor.  Embracing a lively and combustible mix of ethnicities and social classes, our Mission neighborhood is an especially literate and creative community, one that supports a dozen bookstores within an eight block radius, as well as numerous open microphone readings, galleries, theaters and art centers.
Small Press Traffic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit literary arts center.  We are supported, in part, by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; the California Arts Council; the California Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fund for Poetry; The Zellerbach Family Fund; Industrial Indemnity; New College of California; and a very special anonymous donor.  Small Press Traffic is part of Poets & Writers, Literary Presenters Program, which is supported by a major grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader,s Digest Fund.

Small Press Traffic

at New College

766 Valencia Street

San Francisco, CA  94110


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