Why is the project of dramatically upgrading the quality of our species-being so reliably doomed?
Join us on September 12 at Littlefield to celebrate the publication of Issue 36, “A Crack in Everything,” and for a reading in which—as if by séance and certainly with the aid of spirits—we will conjure the lost and cracked utopias that litter the American landscape.
Siddhartha Deb will read from his novel in progress about utopia and writing in India, David Roth will read about Donald Trump—the apotheosis of the asshole—Lucy Ives will read from her new novel, Impossible Views of the World in which the appearance of a mysterious map, depicting a nineteenth-century utopian settlement disrupts the life art curator Stella Krakus, and Amber A’lee Frost will read about returning to the utopian potential of organizing through the workplace.
The abundantly justified pessimism of the intellect scheduled for the evening will not go without a corresponding optimism of the will. Did we mention there’s going to be an open bar?
The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the reading starts at 7:00 p.m. at Littlefield (635 Sackett Street in Brooklyn). Please RSVP below.
We promise a night of spirits both dampened and free of charge.