June 8 – June 15, 2006 Edition

Literary Magazines
Offer Lecture Series
For Emerging Writers

New York/NY—The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses [clmp] and The New York Public Library present Periodically Speaking, a reading series providing a major new venue for emerging writers to present their work while emphasizing the diversity of literary magazines in New York City and the magazine collections of The New York Public Library. Each event presents writers from three influential literary magazines­one poet, one fiction writer, one nonfiction writer­introduced by their publishers/editors.

Program III

Tuesday, June 13th, 6 – 7:30 pm

DeWitt Wallace Periodicals Room, The New York Public Library

Humanities and Social Sciences Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd St.

(Please use Fifth Avenue entrance; admittance is free)

The Paris Review

In the inaugural issue, William Styron wrote, “I think The Paris Review should welcome these people into its pages: the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe-grinders. So long as they’re good.”

Editor Philip Gourevitch introducing fiction writer Benjamin Percy.

Bellevue Literary Review

Published by the Department of Medicine at New York University, the Bellevue Literary Review provides a forum for illuminating humanity and human experience.

Editor Frances Richey introducing poet Judy Katz.


The only literary review all about food, Alimentum publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Food in its finest form. Sating a loftier appetite.

Editor Paulette Licitra introducing nonfiction writer Margaret MacInnis.

Writers can also join the group for the 7th annual Lit Mag Magathon Weekend, Saturday June 10. The Magathon is a reading by literary magazine editors at The New York Public Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. This series is made possible in part by support from the New York State Council for the Arts, a state agency; and Friends of [clmp], a diverse group of individuals committed to supporting independent literary publishing.