AQ Holds Reading at Anne Frank Center NYC

On 17 January 2015, 35 people gathered at the Anne Frank Center in New York City to celebrate the American launch of the Amsterdam Quarterly 2014 Yearbook.  Three AQ writers and one artist read from and/or about their work.

Irving Greenfield read his story, “From Another Place” about the liberation of  a concentration camp. Arthur Davis read two short stories, one of which was “Roy’s Desert Motel” published in AQ 11. Yolanda V. Fundora displayed and distributed examples of her digital images, some from AQ10 & 11, and read from her book, Toward a Digital Aesthetic. Bryan R. Monte read five poems, including “This Emptiness” about the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and from his memoir of the painter, Jerome Caja from AQ9.

AQ readers Anne Frank Center NYC. From l. to r.: Irving Greenfield, Bryan R. Monte, Yolanda V. Fundora and Arthur Davis.

AQ readers Anne Frank Center NYC. From l. to r.: Irving Greenfield, Bryan R. Monte, Yolanda V. Fundora and Arthur Davis.

The Saturday afternoon reading was also an opportunity for those in attendance from New York and New Jersey to meet these AQ authors and artist and to have their Amsterdam Quarterly 2014 Yearbooks signed by them.

Founded in 2011, Amsterdam Quarterly is a literary magazine based in the Netherlands. Its goal is to publish, promote and comment on writing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the world. AQ is published thrice yearly online at www.amsterdamquarterly.nl and www.amsterdamquarterly.org and annually as a free, print-on-demand, compilation yearbook available to AQ contributors, reading attendees (one per household to be ecologically friendly) and workshop participants. All back issues are available online.

During January 2015, Amsterdam Quarterly will be reading submissions for its spring issue (AQ12). Its theme is “writers on writers and/or writing.” AQ12 will include memoirs about the poets FrancinEyE and Thom Gunn. The deadline for this issue is 31 January 2015. Please consult the submission guidelines at www.amsterdamquarterly.org/submissions.

AQ Holds 4th Yearbook Launch Reading; NYC Anne Frank Center Reading 17 January 2015

Sunday, 23 November, 2014, Amsterdam Quarterly held its fourth, annual yearbook launch party and reading for an enthusiastic and appreciative audience at The English Bookshop. To celebrate the publication of the Amsterdam Quarterly 2014 Yearbook, five AQ contributors read fiction, memoir and poetry.

The AQ 2014 Yearbook includes work by well-known authors such as exclusive interviews with BBC/NPR humourist David Sedaris(AQ9) and 2009 T.S. Eliot Poetry Award winner, Philip Gross (AQ10), a memoir by Neil Hughes of riding the historic North Yorkshire Moors Railway (AQ9) and feature article on how Stephen King writes (AQ11).

Readers for the book launch included—from Paris—six-time AQ contributor, former CBS Evening News correspondent and present The Huffington Post contributor, Joan Z. Shore—and from Amsterdam and the Netherlands—poets and memoirists Patricia Seman and Iclal Ackay, poet Sarah Kinebanian and AQ’s publisher and editor, Bryan R. Monte.

AQ 2014 Yearbook Readers. From left to right: Joan Z. Shore, Bryan R. Monte, Iclal Akcay, Patricia Seman and Sarah Kinebanian

AQ 2014 Yearbook Readers. From left to right: Joan Z. Shore, Bryan R. Monte, Iclal Akcay, Patricia Seman and Sarah Kinebanian

On 17 January 2015, visual artist Yolanda V. Fundora (AQ 10 & 11), poet and fiction writer Irving Greenfield (AQ 9), fiction writer Arthur Davis (AQ11)and AQ publisher/editor and poet Bryan R. Monte will read their work at the Anne Frank Center at 44 Park Place in New York City from 2 to 4 PM. Admission to the reading is free, but seating is limited so reservations must be made with AQ’s editor and confirmed by him. RSVP at editor@amsterdamquarterly.org.

AQ was founded in 2011. Its goal is to publish, promote and comment on writing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the world. The AQ 2014 Yearbook includes work in 10 different genres: art, articles, drama, essays, fiction, interviews, memoirs photography, poetry and reviews.

AQ will be reading submissions for its spring 2015 issue this January. The theme of that issue, AQ 12, will be writers on writing and other writers and will feature a memoir of the late University of California poet and writer, Thom Gunn by Bryan R. Monte.

 

AQ 2014 Yearbook launch at English Bookshop, A’dam, 23 November, 2 PM

Sunday, 23 November 2014, Amsterdam Quarterly (AQ) will hold a party and reading to celebrate the launch of its 2014 Yearbook at the English Bookshop, Lauriergracht 71 in Amsterdam from 2 to 4 PM. Readers will include Iclal Akcay, Sarah Kinebanian, Lucien Knoedler, Amina Roselyne LaFrance, Bryan R. Monte and Patricia Seman. The 2014 Yearbook is a compilation of AQ’s online spring (AQ9), summer (AQ10) and autumn (AQ11) issues.

Work published in the AQ 2014 Yearbook includes an interview with NPR/BBC humorist and writer, David Sedaris (AQ9), an interview with and a poem by 2009 TS Eliot Poetry Prize winner, Philip Gross, (AQ10), an article about novelist Stephen King (AQ11) by former CBS News Paris correspondent, Joan Z. Shore and digital images (including cover art) by Yolanda V. Fundora (AQ10 & 11) .

AQ was founded in 2011. Its goal is to publish, promote and comment on writing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the world.

Admission to the reading is free, but limited to the first 30 respondents. RSVP at editor@amsterdamquarterly.org. Seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before the reading begins.

AQ Writers Take Part in Three January 2014 Readings

During January 2014, Amsterdam Quarterly writers read their work in three different venues. On 10 January, publisher/editor Bryan Monte and writers Nonnie Augustine (AQ9) and Sara Shea (AQ9) read at the Open Mike of the Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

On 13 January, writer Joan Z. Shore (AQ2 & 4-6) read passages from her novel, Red Burgundy, for a French-themed evening with Bryan Monte at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida for a small, but enthusiastic audience. Four yearbooks were signed that evening.

Joan Z. Shore and Bryan R. Monte at Books & Books

Joan Z. Shore and Bryan R. Monte at Books & Books

On 15 January Amsterdam Quarterly’s West Coast reading took place as part of the Smack-Dab series at the Magnet in San Francisco’s Castro District. Writers who read included (in alphabetical order) Don Brennan (AQ8), Adam Cornford (AQ5 & 9), Marvin Hiemstra (AQ5 & 8-9), Tobey Kaplan (AQ8 & 9), Bryan Monte, Edward Mycue (AQ1, 4, 6-7), and Andrea Rubin (AQ4, 10-11). There was also a photographic slide presentation by Rink (AQ2 & 8). Sixteen yearbooks were signed that evening and the reading was covered in the 23 January issue of Bay Times.

Readers below from l. to r. are Rink, Bryan Monte, Adam Cornford, Andrea Rubin, Ed Mycue, Tobey Kaplan, Marvin Hiemstra and Don Brennan. Photo copyright 2014 by James Poole. All rights reserved. SmackDabAQreaders

Amsterdam Quarterly Holds Third Annual Yearbook Launch Party and Reading

Readers at 2013 AQ Yearbook Launch Party and Reading. L. to r. Susan Carey, Lucien Knoedler, Bryan Monte, Kate Foley and Robin Winckel-Mellish. Susan de Sola missing.

Readers at 2013 AQ Yearbook Launch Party and Reading. L. to r. Susan Carey, Lucien Knoedler, Bryan Monte, Kate Foley and Robin Winckel-Mellish. Susan de Sola missing.


Friday, 13 December 2013, Amsterdam Quarterly (AQ), launched its 2013 Yearbook at the American Book Center in Amsterdam. The event included wine, nibbles and fiction by Susan Carey, memoir by Lucien Knoedler, and poetry by Kate Foley, Bryan Monte, Susan de Sola and Robin Winckel-Mellish. The launch party and reading concluded with yearbook signings.

The AQ 2013 Yearbook features drama by Jim Dalglish, interviews with Joan Z. Shore and Edward Mycue, photography by Rink, and poetry by Kate Foley as well as 26 other contributors’ essays, fiction, memoirs, photography, poetry, reviews and translations. The yearbook also includes some pieces written and/or translated into English, Dutch or Afrikaans.

Amsterdam Quarterly was founded in April 2011 as a tri-quarterly, online, literary magazine and an annual, printed, literary anthology. AQ’s goal is to publish, promote and comment on writing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the world.

AQ’s spring 2014 issue on families of blood and choice will include an exclusive interview with David Sedaris and a memoir by Neil Hughes. Submissions for the spring issue will be read during January 2014 and should be sent to submissions@amsterdamquarterly.org. Consult the AQ website at www.amsterdamquarterly.org/contact/submissions/ for further details.

Annual AQ Yearbook Party/Reading 13 December ABC, Amsterdam 6 PM

Amsterdam Quarterly (AQ), a tri-quarterly, literary magazine, will celebrate the publication of its third yearbook at the American Book Center in Amsterdam on Friday, 13 December at 6 PM. Come to the party and meet AQ’s writers, editor and publisher. The yearbook party will include short readings by Juliet Cutler, Kate Foley, Lucien Knoedler, Bryan Monte and Susan de Sola among others.

AQ’s mission is to publish, promote and comment on writing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the world. AQ publishes online at www.amsterdamquarterly.org every spring, summer and autumn. In the winter it prints an annual, compilation anthology known in Dutch as a jaarboek. In addition, AQ has a monthly writers’ group that meets every third Sunday of the month from September to June. For more information about the group, contact Bryan Monte at editor@amsterdamquarterly.org.

The next issue of AQ will be AQ9, which will appear in April 2014. Its theme is families of blood and of choice and it will feature poetry, fiction, essays, an interview, memoirs, photos and reviews. AQ9’s reading period is the month of January 2014. Send submissions or enquires to submissions@amsterdamquarterly.org.

Copies of the Amsterdam Quarterly 2013 Yearbook will be printed during the party to demonstrate the ABC’s Espresso Book Machine (EBM). An ABC staffperson will also be on hand to answer questions about the EBM.

Amsterdam Quarterly Holds Second Annual Yearbook Launch at ABC

Writers from left to right: Juliet Cutler, Iclal Akcay, Antonije Nino Zalica, Bryan Monte, Kate Foley and Susan de Sola

Writers from left to right: Juliet Cutler, Iclal Akcay, Antonije Nino Zalica, Bryan Monte, Kate Foley and Susan de Sola

On February 15th, 25 people celebrated Amsterdam Quarterly’s second annual yearbook launch at the American Book Center. The party featured readings by Kate Foley, Bryan Monte, Iclal Akcay, Antonije Nino Zalica, Susan de Sola and Juliet Cutler. The AQ 2012 Yearbook features poetry by Amsterdam residents Iclal Akcay, Madalina Florea and Kate Foley, fiction by Goran Baba Ali and Nino Zalica, and interviews with Kate Foley, Megan M. Garr, Boudewijn Richel and Nina Siegal as well as work by other writers in the Netherlands, the UK, France, the Czech Republic, and the US.

Amsterdam Quarterly was founded in April 2011 to publish, promote and comment on English-language writing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the world. It is published tri-quarterly online at www.amsterdamquarterly.nl and annually as a print-on-demand anthology. Past issues have included poetry, fiction, memoirs, interviews and drama.

Amsterdam Quarterly’s sixth, online issue, AQ6, will be published in mid-April 2013. Its theme is ekphrasis or writing about visual art, music, architecture and dance. It will feature poetry, fiction, a symposium about the new Stedelijk Museum, an interview with Joan Z. Shore, former CBS News Paris correspondent and Huffington Post contributor, and a new category: book reviews. AQ7’s themes will be health and wellness. Send submissions for AQ7 during April 2013 to: submissions@amsterdamquarterly.nl.

AQ 2012 Yearbook Launch/Party/Reading — 15 Feb. 6 PM American Book Center, Amsterdam

AQlaunchposter_png-201x300Amsterdam Quarterly, (AQ) an online and print, English-language, literary magazine, will celebrate the publication of its 2012 print-on-demand yearbook on Friday, 15 February at 6 PM at the American Book Center in Amsterdam. Come to the party and meet Amsterdam Quarterly’s writers, editors and publisher. The launch will include short readings by Iclal Akcay, Juliet Cutler, Kate Foley, Bryan Monte, Susan de Sola and Antonije Nino Zalica among others.

AQ’s mission is to publish, promote and comment on English-language literature written in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the rest of the world. AQ publishes online in the spring, summer and autumn at www.amsterdamquarterly.nl. In the winter it prints an annual anthology known in the Dutch tradition as a jaarboek or yearbook.

AQ6, the next online publication, will appear in April 2012. Its theme is ekphrasis and it will feature poetry, essays, reviews and videos about art, architecture, dance and music as well as an interview with The Huffington Post contributor and former CBS News Paris correspondent, Joan Z. Shore. AQ7’s theme is health and wellness. The reading period for AQ7 is the month of April 2013. Send submissions or enquires to submissions@amsterdamquarterly.nl.

Copies of the Amsterdam Quarterly 2012 Yearbook will be printed during the party to demonstrate the ABC’s Espresso Book Machine (EBM). An ABC staffperson will also be on hand to answer questions about the EBM.