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Gigantic co-editor James Yeh reading at opium literary deathmatch
17/12/2009, 4:44 pm
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tonight!

bowery poetry club, nyc 8pm, free:

more about this at the rumpus, vol. 1 brooklyn, and broke ass stuart



Periodically Speaking Reading Series features Gigantic at The New York Public Library
02/06/2009, 10:15 am
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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:

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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.

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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

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

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.

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Writer, Adam Wilson



elimae: a reading, featuring 6+ Gigantic coeditors and contributors

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elimae: a reading @ kgb bar in nyc

Totally last minute, but if you’re in the NYC area, come check out elimae: a reading tonight at KGB Bar, featuring 6+ Gigantic coeditors and contributors. A “marathon” of “three minute or less readings” from a roster of fine writers including, but not limited to:

Shya Scanlon, Lincoln Michel*, Rozalia Jovanovic*, Kimberly King Parsons, James Yeh*, Justin Taylor*, Nicolle Elizabeth, Tao Lin*, Nick Antosca, Todd Zuniga*, Dennis DiClaudio, John Madera, Timmy Waldron, Forrest Roth, Terese Svoboda, Barry Graham, Dawn Raffel, Sasha Graybosch, Eric Nusbaum and more.

(* denotes Gigantic coeditor or contributor)

Hosted by Shya Scanlon. Admission is free.

Tuesday, May 26th @ KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, NYC 7pm



Gigantic around the city

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Busy week for Gigantic contributors and friends (contributors in bold):

Tue 3.3.09 Tao Lin and Justin Taylor interviewed by Todd Zuniga for Opium Magazine Live. 8pm, free, Happy Ending, literary DJ party thing afterward

Wed 3.4.09 Ben Blum and Justin Taylor at Writers & Teachers. 7pm, free, Center for Imaginative Writing

Fri 3.6.09 James Yeh at the 5th annual Howl Festival hosted by Columbia University. 8pm, $10 (?), reading from On the Road by Jack Kerouac, accompanied by former Beat collaborator David Amram

Mon 3.9.09 Tao Lin, Deb Olin Unferth, and Christine Schutt at the International Center Literary Mixer. 7 pm, free, wine & “quiche”