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Gigantic is excited to announce that we will be participating in Periodically Speaking, a CLMP/NYPL sponsored reading series. Writer Adam Wilson will be introduced by co-editor Ann DeWitt on behalf of Gigantic. We look forward to sharing the evening with editors and writers from Habitas and Tantalum. The readings will be held at the New York Public library next Tuesday night, June 9th, 6 – 7:30 pm. The official press release is below:
The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP] and The New York Public Library present Periodically Speaking, a reading series providing a major venue for emerging writers to present their work while emphasizing the diversity of America’s literary magazines and the magazine collections of The New York Public Library. Each event presents writers from three influential literary magazines, introduced by their editors.
Tuesday, June 9th, 6 – 7:30 pm
Habitus: A Diaspora Journal
Habitus is poised to make a lasting impact with its unique global vision, world-class writing, and original translations. While rooted in the experience and language of the Jewish Diaspora, the magazine cannot be limited by the parochial boundaries of any single group. Habitus is not just about cataloguing distinctions. It’s a way of using the whole world as raw material for creating a more complete picture of ourselves.
Editor Joshua Ellison introduces writer Leonid Kostyukov’s fiction and translator Mariya Gusev.
Tantalum, a literary annual, presents the many possibilities of the fictive, exploring a diversity of forms, methods, and ideas. Tantalum is interested in work that cultivates its own expectations, as necessary, moving across the boundaries of known forms and engaging their thresholds.
Editor Yasmine Alwan introduces poet Mina Pam Dick.
Gigantic is a new biannual literary arts journal based in New York that features short prose, dialogues, art and poetry. The debut issue, launched in April 2009, included fiction from Ed Park, Justin Taylor, and Shane Jones along with other new, exciting voices; dialogues with Malcolm Gladwell, Gary Shteyngart, Deb Olin Unferth, Joe Wenderoth and Tao Lin; and artwork including line drawings, collage and photography both odd and beautiful.
Co-Editor Ann DeWitt introduces fiction writer Adam Wilson.
Join Gigantic in celebrating CLMP’s 10th Annual Lit Mag Marathon Weekend this Sunday, May 31st, at the Literary Magazine Fair hosted by Housing Works bookstore.
The Fair will take place from 12-5pm at Housing Works Used Books Café- located at 126 Crosby Street – just south of Houston Street (just East of Broadway). Subway Directions: take the B,F,V, to Broadway-Lafayette, or the N, R to Prince Street. For more information and directions, please visit their website at: www.housingworks.org.
Choose from hundreds of magazines from all over the country and hobnob with many of the editors who’ll be there in person to meet and greet. Proceeds go to Housing Works, a nonprofit organization serving homeless people living with AIDS, and to The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, a nonprofit organization serving independent literary publishers.
Break open your piggie banks, roll in your wheelbarrows and get out your coffee table extensions! All lit mags representated at the Fair will be sold for $2!