big hands in Museum exhibit, New Museum opening April 8th
When you put something in a museum, its practically dead. Regardless, some people have organized something called the 'Generational: Younger than Jesus' in which 50 artists under age 33 come and get museumified. http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/411
In said 'generational' there will be a table of 'alternative' publications, in said table will be some zines, among said zines will be my zine somewhere. The opening is April 8th, you should come.
this. also, I'm reading at this thing, Thursday VOL 1: April 9th, 8 PM @ Matchless Bar (557 Manhattan ave.)
Six-Word Memoirs are an international storytelling phenomenon, inspired by Ernest Hemingway and immortalized in a bestselling book series from SMITH Magazine. A Six-Word Memoir Slam moves the reading from the stage to the audience, as editors Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith ask each of you to tell your life story in a mere half-dozen words. We’ll encourage; we’ll cajole; we’ll throw candy at your heads. You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll delight in the catharsis of brief and instantaneous self-expression in front of real-time, screen-free, live, breathing humans.
Jonathan Goldstein is the award-winning author of Lenny Bruce Is Dead. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, ReadyMade, and The New York Times. He’s a contributing editor to PRI’s This American Life, where his work is regularly featured, and he lives in Montreal and hosts his own CBC program, Wiretap.
Tao Lin is the author of the forthcoming books Shoplifting From American Apparel (2009) and Richard Yates (2010) and some other books. His website is called “Reader of Depressing Books.”
Aaron Lake Smith is the author of a serialized fanzine called Big Hands that has been described as “an ongoing treatise on disappointment.” He has on occasion been known to write or work for other publications like the Brooklyn Rail, Harper’s Magazine and Arthur Magazine.
Justin Taylor’s first book, a story collection entitled Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever, will be published next year by Harper Perennial. He is on the editorial board of PEN America and co-editor of The Agriculture Reader, a handmade arts annual published out of Brooklyn, NY, where he lives. For more information, please visit him online at http://www.justindtaylor.net/
Brian Abrams works for Heeb Magazine and has his own blog, dreidelhustler.com.