If you haven't already, add the new and locally-produced literary magazine, The Monarch Review to your reading list. In addition to publishing works by local and emerging writers regularly online, its Seattle-based team of editors have released two excellent print editions, available for purchase in bookstores around the city and online ($10)...and I hear there is a third on its way.
Volume 2 features a weird and wonderful interview with poet Joe Wenderoth (you may remember him from Letters to Wendy's), who has some heady, but fascinating, ideas about the importance of literature. There are also compelling original works from local writers and artists you probably haven't heard of yet (but should!).
If you go to a party the Monarch is hosting this week (9/13, 8pm-1am. Tractor Tavern in Ballard), you can meet them in person (the local writers, not Wenderoth). More details about the event below.
The evening will include musical performances by Jon Pontrello, Lonesome Shack and Corespondents and readings from Johnny Horton, Sierra Nelson and Rebecca Bridge. We will also offer trivia, a silent art auction and a plentiful raffle! Come enjoy some time hanging out with the folks of The Monarch, some tremendous artists and many of our friends as we throw a top-notch party for you and the wonderful Seattle community. All this fun for only $10, which gets you in the door and gets you a copy of Monarch #2 while supplies last!