Friday Lit News Roundup

This week we’ve got a bevy of interesting articles. Let’s start with two things we love from our Pinterest account: pooches and print. What font is your dog?image

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The New Yorker recently posted a great photo series of American Public Libraries Great and Small.

Astoria to Zion author and Ecotone contributing editor Benjamin Percy is participating in the seventh annual Clemson Literary Festival, and his story “Dial Tone,” which appears in American Fantastic Tales, is one of Douglas Graham Purdy’s favorites.

Thanks again to Harvard Review for their thoughtful review of Astoria to Zion.

Speaking of Astoria to Zion, we’re celebrating with a release event in New York City on Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Center for Fiction. Find all the details, including more about readers David Means, Maggie Shipstead, and Douglas Watson, on our Facebook event page.

And we’ll be in Boston on Tuesday, April 8 at 8 p.m., with featured readers Steve Almond, Matthew Neill Null, and Bill Roorbach. Come out to Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain for a night of storytelling, laughs, eats, drinks, and tales that explore the anthology’s themes of risk and abandon.

That’s all for this week, but be sure to check our Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter regularly for updates.