Night of our lives
The New Quarterly is known for our celebratory tone—celebrating Canadian writers, celebrating new writing and celebrating storytelling. Our newest issue makes this celebration explicit; 123's theme is "The Time of Your Life." It features stories about the great moments: birth, death, love, marriage, and all the joy and pain that come with them. It's about milestones—the events that mark our lives. This issue is a milestone for us, too: it's Kim's last as editor after 31 years. We're celebrating her dedication to the magazine and incoming editor Pamela's journey, which has just begun.
There's so much to celebrate, we're going to need your help. Please join us at The Bookshelf e-Bar in Guelph on Tuesday, July 24th starting at 7 p.m. for an issue launch party featuring readings from three of our writers:
Andrew Tibbetts will read from his short story "The Hanged Man Cafe," which features transvestites, a gay prostitute, an uptight mother and a coveted wedding ring.
Catriona Wright will be reading from her story "Ant Goes Viral", in which the lure of fame against the backdrop of a new relationship leads to bad decisions, and moving in isn't just about making the furniture fit.
And Miriam Maust, a TNQ poetry editor in the 80s and 90s, will read excerpts from her memoir in essays which tracks her journey from her beginnings as the youngest of eight children to schoolteacher parents growing up in rural Pennsylvania, through her wide-eyed discovery of the delights of music, travel and literature.
All are welcome! Come meet the faces behind TNQ, hear some great readings and pick up a copy of issue 123. It might just be the night of your life...