Sidebrow author Miranda Mellis will read from her latest book, None of This Is Real, forthcoming January 2012 from Sidebrow Books, at this year’s &Now Festival of New Writing.
Sidebrow editor Jason Snyder will also be participating in two panels on digital publishing and collaborative communities.
Electronic Literary Journals at the Limits and Beyond the Possibilities of the Digital
Thursday, October 13, 10:00am - 11:15am
Editors from electronic book review, [out of nothing], Sidebrow, and Insert Press discuss their online literary endeavors.
Electronic Literary Journals at the Limits and Beyond the Possibilities of the Digital (Kiki Benzon, Joe Milazzo, Jason Snyder, Mathew Timmons) This conversation will document how electronic literary journals have contributed to our understanding of what it means both to speak and to be online, and will propose new strategies of truly aesthetic engagement with what the Internet, language, and reading are becoming.
Collaborative Communities: Beyond the Solitary; or, Authorship by Social Insects
Friday, October 14, 10:00am - 11:15am
Members of Proteus Gowanus, OuLiPo, Sidebrow, and Galerie de Difformité discuss collaboration in the context of their respective collaborative communities.
Collaborative Communities: Beyond the Solitary; or, Authorship by Social Insects (Tom La Farge, Wendy Walker, Daniel Levin Becker, Jason Snyder, Gretchen E. Henderson) Moving writing and art beyond solitary pursuits, this panel engages an array of collaborative communities (working in print, online, in classrooms, across media and genres) who will share their origins, evolutions, constraints, and visions to encourage more open, co-created forms of creative engagement.
Guarding the Fort
Friday, October 14, 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Miranda Mellis will read from her forthcoming collection None of This Is Real.
Guarding the Fort (Chris Mazza, Pedro Ponce, Miranda Mellis) Miranda Mellis: Published by Sidebrow Books, the stories in Mellis's second book of fiction explore the improvisations and strange agencies of abject youth.