Sullivan Street Press Launches Third Annual Green Publishing Road Trip
New York, New York
Sullivan Street Press, a NYC-based green book publisher, is hitting the road this July for their third annual event-filled road trip to promote the importance of their publishing missionto create a more sustainable planet by building bridges to the people they meet on their route. With the titles the press now publishes, they hope to help build bridges for more conscious eating and to find experienced guidance for becoming an activist. In order to fulfill the press' original mission, to change the publishing paradigm, it has become important to change the way we think about our world.
The pair, Deborah Emin and Suzanne Pyrch, will depart on July 9 from NYC and travel for two months throughout the Mid-Atlantic States and Midwest, traveling as far west as the Black Hills in South Dakota before returning to NYC. While on the road, Emin and Pyrch will continue their Scags at 7 Video Project, a multimedia project where volunteers read 2-minute excerpts from the novel, Scags at 7. The video project, hosted on the Scags at 7 YouTube channel, currently has 37 installments from the previous trips.
"We're moving from town to town and spending time with friends old and new," said Emin. "It is wonderful to get out of the city and interact with a new demographic of people about the importance of environmental sustainability in the publishing industry and beyond that to our daily way of life. There is nothing more inspiring to me as a writer than to hear people read from my novel and to watch them through the lens."
Throughout the trip the pair will be meeting with local bookstores and networking with librarians to share with audiences the importance of sustainable publishing and living. Combined with the Scags at 7 Video Project, the pair is also scouting out locations to host a free film presentation of "A Fierce Green Fire." The pair will also be returning to Delaware Water Gap, PA to host a book reading at Zen Fusion.
Stops on the road trip include: a house party in New Paltz, NY; a marketing meeting in Woodstock, NY; filming more friends at the Adirondack Reader in Inlet, NY; a reading at Zen Fusion in Delaware Water Gap, PA; meetings with writers in Oberlin, OH; giving a reading at the new bookstore in Evanston, IL, Bookendings and Beginnings; visits with actors in Cedar Rapids, IA for the Scags at 7 Video Project; and then a long trek through South Dakota to camp and learn about a part of the country overrun with new oil leases. The return trip will include stops in Minneapolis, MN and Madison, WI to meet new people and to discover how the press can be a part of the book communities there. To follow the road trip and their planned stops, visit the Sullivan Street Press Facebook Page for continued updates.