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Literature Party 2014

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FSG Originals presents

LITERATURE PARTY 2014

a night of literature and
party benefiting
APRIL festival, Seattle

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Publishing Genius 2014 Catalog

the author

In 2014, Publishing Genius has plans to publish 6 books of poetry and prose, plus 12 books in our new “eBook Flight” program. Here is information on the print catalog (and stay tuned for more info on eBook Flights):

SCARECRONEwebFront
cover: Alex Merto

SCARECRONE
Melissa Broder
poetry
Release date: Feb 25, 2014

Book Details:
6 x 9″ paperback
100 pages
List price $14.95
ISBN 13: 978-0-9887503-7-1

In SCARECRONE, Broder deepens her self-aware and dark brand of poetry, which The Chicago Tribune called “shrewd, funny, twisted.” Publishers Weekly said her work is “as funny and hip as it is disturbing.”

 


Cover by Erik Carter
Cover by Erik Carter

You Can Make Anything Sad
Spencer Madsen
Poetry / Other
Release date: April 29, 2014

Book Details:
5 x 8″ paperback
105 pages
List price $14.95
ISBN 13: 978-0-9887503-6-4

This book is a late addition to the catalog. It’s not exactly poetry, and it’s not essays or fiction, but it’s for real. It’s fun and famous and packed with a-ha moments.

 


photo by the author
cover drawing by John Dermot Woods

How to Catch a Coyote
Christy Crutchfield
novel
Release date June 24, 2014

Book Details:
5 x 7.5″ paperback
200 pages
List price $14.95
ISBN 13: 978-0-9887503-8-8

“Christy Crutchfield writes like she’s been alive for centuries—and not just alive, but taking notes. This book is wise in a way I’d almost forgotten books can be, as well as vivid and real and solid and sad. I read it, I loved it, and I only hope that Crutchfield writes another one soon so I can read that, too.”
—Ben Loory

 


portrait by Rachel B. Glaser
portrait by Rachel B. Glaser

SPREZZATURA
Mike Young
poetry
Release date July 29, 2014

Book Details:
6 x 9″ paperback
100 pages
List price $14.95
ISBN 13: 978-0-9887503-9-5

“Mike Young makes fun seem like work, makes work seem like love, makes love seem like slogan, makes slogan seem like poem, makes poem seem like loss, makes loss seem like more.” —BOMB Magazine

 


photo by Mike Wilkes
photo by Mike Wilkes

Valparaiso, Round the Horn
Madeline ffitch
short stories
Release date September 16, 2014

Book Details:
5 x 7.5″ paperback
200 pages
List price $14.95

How are we transported? Why do we believe each other? What is our tendency towards legend? How do we immortalize one another? What is ritual to the avowed non-believer? How can we feel such heartbreak about someone who died before we were born? Will we ever understand each other? Is there grace in misunderstanding?

 


the author
the author

Eat, Knucklehead
Craig Griffin
cookbook
Release date November 4, 2014

Book Details:
7 x 10″ paperback
140 pages
List price $16.95

Eat, Knucklehead! is a series of letters from a father to his 20-something son, a guy who hasn’t learned to cook for himself yet and is spiraling on fast food and microwave dinners. The father gives him some recipes, and tips, and shares stories from his own twenties.

 



PLUS!

cover: Adam Robinson
cover: Adam Robinson

Our Primary Focus:
Interviews on Publishing and the New Business of Books

edited by Adam Robinson
interviews

Book Details:
eBook
(140ish pages)
List price $8.95

A collection of interviews about small press culture, featuring talks with Hobart’s Aaron Burch, Ugly Duckling Presse’s Matvei Yankelevich, Submittable’s Michael Fitzgerald, independent booksellers like Karen Lillis and much more.

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Literature Party

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LPFlyerFor the third year in a row, there will be a Literature Party at AWP.

Sponsored by HTMLGiant and Submittable and Publishing Genius.

Featuring
Sermon by SCOTT McCLANAHAN
Responsive reading by MELISSA BRODER
Special music by MIKE YOUNG
… and the evil deeds of Boston’s own THE GREAT BURIERS

PLUS more hijinks like: SARAH JEAN ALEXANDER’s live booze art, MARK CUGINI bets his Twitter password on Cee-lo, and all your hunting and fishing questions answered by JEFF SNOWBARGER.

What if you wanted your fingernails painted? KENDRA GRANT MALONE will probably do that for you.

Injured? See CASSANDRA TROYAN for medical attention and slow sipping.

FREE

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Literary Tailgate Party

Lit Tail EFLYER

This Thursday, at Superchief Gallery in Brooklyn, MAKE Magazine and PGP are sponsoring what is sure to be one of the footballest readings ever. Two teams of four readers, with their coaches, will square off on the gridiron to read poetry and fiction against each other.

Aside from the action-packed, potentially too-violent reading, there will be all the tailgating amenities: brats and beer and footballs to toss around. Cornhole or whatever? (After the reading, your New York Giants will take on the Carolina Panthers in a real football match.) Facebook Info Facebook Info Facebook Info.

One team (the Pedantic Panthers?) will feature:

Melissa Broder (quarterback), who is the author most recently of Meat Heart as well as a Twitter genie. Follow her @melissabroder.


 
 
 
 

Kendra Grant Malone (quarterback), whose most recent book is Morocco, written with Matthew Savoca, also does nails.


 
 
 
 
 

Steve Roggenbuck (quarterback), whose sports prowess was recently discussed on the Other People Podcast and whose writing was featured at the New York Times. Live His Lief.


 
 
 

Paige Taggart (quarterback) wrote Digital Macramé and Polaroid Parade and her handmade jewelry might complement KGM’s nails: you decide.


 
 
 
 

Sasha Fletcher will be coaching the squad, calling plays and making substitutions and throwing his headset. Sasha is the author of a book called something like When All Our Days Are Numbered Marching Bands Will Fill Up the Street and We’ll Be Watching Football in St. Cloud.


 
 
 
 
They will square off against their hated rivals (the Literary Giants?—including Arthur Jones, Molly Tolsky, Jay Boss Rubin and more), reading for a couple minutes each as dictated by their coaches. Arbitrary rules will abound. Come out to Williamsburg at 6pm on Thursday. Here’s the Facebook info again. Party.

More info?

Tom Roberge will officiate. He is the Publicity & Marketing Director at New Directions.


 
 
 
 
Sarah Dodson, who runs MAKE Magazine, and I will be the commentators.