Les Figues is dedicated to working with schools and professors to ensure that innovative works of fiction, poetry, and translation find their way into classrooms. Our titles correspond with a wide range of courses, such as Creative Writing, Women’s Studies, LGBTQIA Studies, Literature in Translation, Postmodernist Literature, Avant Garde Studies, Conceptual Writing, and more. Here are some resources to help teachers incorporate Les Figues books into their syllabi.
We happily provide desk copies to professors using our books in their courses. Please send an email with your name, address, the title of the book you’re teaching, university affiliation, course title, and expected enrollment to info [at] lesfigues [dot] com.
Our titles are distributed by Small Press Distribution.
We can also provide special discounts to students enrolled in courses teaching Les Figues books if they order directly from our website. Please contact us for more information.
Classroom Visits/Skype Visits
If you would like to reach out to one of our authors to schedule an in-person or Skype classroom visit to speak with your students about their work, contact us at info [at] lesfigues [dot] com for contact information.
Additionally, many I’ll Drown My Book contributors are also willing to visit your classroom to speak to your students about their work, either in person or via Skype. To request a list of available contributors, please contact info [at] lesfigues [dot] com.
Course Adoptions & Sample Syllabi
Below are some Les Figues books that have been taught in various courses. For additional recommendations of what Les Figues titles to use in your courses, please send us an email: info [at] lesfigues [dot] com.
- Notebooks and Other Irregular Accountings | Wayne Koestenbaum | 2500 Random Things About Me Too
- Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry | Francesco Levato | I’ll Drown My Book
- Inventing the Self | Jason Tougaw | 2500 Random Things About Me Too
- Art of Fiction: Uncanny American House | Teresa Carmody | Not Blessed
- Experimental Writing: Weird Speculations | Anna Joy Springer | Evolutionary Revolution