BOUND BY CHANCE: this Saturday from 3-5PM at Ace Hotel New York. Featuring a zine with stories by: Bill Cheng, Myke Cole, Rachel Fershleiser, Roxane Gay, Chelsea Hodson, Edan Lepucki, Thomas Page McBee, Sarah McCarry, Dolan Morgan, Travis J Nichols, Rajesh Parameswaran, Daniel Schoonebeek, and Emma Straub.
More information about the rolling of the multi-sided die here.
I knew I was outclassed in this li’l anthology but I didn’t realize quite how outclassed! These people are amazing! I have eked out 458 words of actual fiction! I’ll be there Saturday at 3 — y’all should come too!
Rachel wrote a page of this zine! So did I, and I really like it. So New Yorkers, go to the Ace Hotel tomorrow afternoon to get your own unique zine (pages determined by the roll of a die).
The literature: David Mitchell’s THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET (in honor of Proof Reading’s 1000th follower!)
The libation: This is a Proof Reading original, a little something we’ve conjured up for you, dear readers, to mirror the intersection of Dutch and Japanese culture in Mitchell’s exquisite novel. Mix four parts shōchū, two parts fresh lemon juice, and two parts cinnamon syrup. Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and lemon peel. Sip while you contemplate the Dutch East India Company’s monopoly over the cinnamon trade during the 18th century. (I mean, you don’t have to. It was just an idea.)
Meanwhile, your sommelier will raise a glass to you tonight to thank all one thousand of you for being here. Yes, you. Especially you.
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