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Periodically Speaking: Literary Magazine Editors Introduce Emerging Writers

at The New York Public Library


New York, NY—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—one poet, one fiction writer, one nonfiction writer—introduced by their editors.


Program I

Tuesday, October 9th, 6 – 7:30 pm

DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room, The New York Public Library,

Humanities and Social Sciences Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd

(Please use Fifth Avenue entrance; admittance is free)


Stone Canoe

Stone Canoe, a new journal of poetry, prose, and visual arts from Upstate New York, is published annually by Syracuse University. In doing so, the journal supports the university’s ongoing efforts to nurture creative community partnerships and seeks to promote a greater awareness of the cultural and intellectual richness that characterizes life in the region. The debut issue received an “IPPY” medal and an award of excellence from the University Continuing Education Association.


Editor Robert M. Colley introduces fiction writer Daniel Torday.


New England Review

Founded in 1978, New England Review, a publication of Middlebury College, has for more than twenty-five years kept its readers in touch with the imaginative adventures of the world’s most celebrated authors, while maintaining its commitment to new writers just emerging into prominence.


Editor Stephen Donadio introduces poet Patrick Phillips.


VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly

Going by the motto “Language and linguistics for the layperson since 1974,” VERBATIM explores eclectic language topics—from the Latin roots of the vocabulary of Harry Potter to the difficulty of choosing the right pronouns when speaking Thai—with humor.


Editor Erin McKean introduces nonfiction writer Daniel Krieger.


Please look for Program II on November 13th and Program III on December 11th. Editors introducing include: David Hamilton, The Iowa Review; Rob Arnold, Memorious; M Mark, PEN America; Rebecca Bengal, American Short Fiction, William Pierce, AGNI; and Raymond Hammond, New York Quarterly.


This series is made possible in part by support from the New York State Council for the Arts, a state agency; The New York Public Library; and Friends of [clmp], a diverse group of individuals committed to supporting independent literary publishing.