Monday, June 11, 2007

Lit Mags in NYC

Just back from New York and the Magathon--great reading on Saturday at the New York Public Library, where a bunch of editors of journals old and new read terrific selections from their publications. Highlights included Tom Roberge of A Public Space reading from an essay by Delia Falconer; Caroline Lord from Short Story reading a story by David Wright (not our David Wright, though), and Hannah Tinti reading from Austin Bunn's story "The Ledge" which appeared in One Story.

On Sunday, Housing Works Used Book Café hosted a big crowd of lit lovers looking for bargains among the racks and stacks of literary journals all on sale for only $2 a copy. All proceeds went to benefit Housing Works. It was great to meet new people (shout out to Pei-Ling at One Story, Caroline at Short Story, and Whitney S. and Kristin at Pindeldyboz) and it was super-iffic to see old friends like Jed from jubilat and of course especially my boy Jason, shown here modelling the latest in designer litmags.

To see more pics of the weekend's festivities, go to flickr. I took them with my blackberry, so apologies in advance for the quality.

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