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Ghosts, Princes, & Poetry Get Booked

There are lots of great literary events to enjoy and some have been rounded-up in today’s Booked feature.

Frank Bidart reads at the 56th Annual Poetry Day on Thursday, October 14th starting at 6pm. Admission is free of charge. (Chicago, IL)

Author C.M. Mayo reading from her novel, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, at the College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown campus auditorium. Friday, October 15th starting at at 7:30pm. (La Plata, MD)

The Happy Ending Reading Series is hosting a special event entitled “Ghosts and Curses” at Mass MoCA on Saturday, October 30th from 8pm-10pm. The authors who will appear include Paul Harding, Jim Shepard, and Kristin Hersh who performs double-duty as both a reader and musical entertainment for the evening. The music video for her song, In Shock is embedded above. (North Adams, MA)

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POD Literary Journal

electriclit.jpgThe brand new literary journal, Electric Literature, combines old and new media distribution models in a new kind of product. The magazine will be published as a digital text, with a print-on-demand option for readers looking for paper copies of the journal.

In addition, the journal can be purchased as an e-book, Kindle, or iPhone format. The opening issue features a blockbuster list with work by Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and Michael Cunningham.

Here’s more from the site: “Ultimately, the content of a book is information, and the methods of distributing information have changed. Electronic publishing is the greenest option: it kills no trees, requires very little energy, never goes out of print, and can reach anyone on the planet. To create the paper version of Electric Literature, we use print-on-demand, ensuring that every copy has a home.” (Via Patrick deWitt)