Amsterdam Quarterly Holds 8th Annual Yearbook Launch Party & Reading
On 25 January 2019, approximately 30 people attended Amsterdam Quarterly’s eighth annual launch party and reading to celebrate the publication of its eighth yearbook at the American Book Center in Amsterdam. Launch party readers included Simon Brod, Darya Danesh, Amina Imzine, Bryan R. Monte, bart plantenga, Pat Seman and Jasmine Nihmey Vasdi. The evening also included a demonstration by Maria Minaya of the ABC’s print-on-demand Betty the Bookmachine. In attendance were also Amsterdam poet Kate Foley and novelist Philibert Schogt.
The Amsterdam Quarterly 2018 Yearbook contains art, articles, essays, fiction, memoirs, photography, poetry and book and art reviews from the magazine’s two websites, www.amsterdamquarterly.org and amsterdamquarterly.nl from issues 21 to 23. These were organized around the themes of Money (AQ21), Texture (AQ22), and Genealogy (AQ23). AQ24, whose theme is Media, will appear online at the end of March 2019. The reading periods for AQ25 (Amsterdam) and AQ 26 (Borderlands) are the months of April and July 2019 respectively.
Amsterdam Quarterly was founded in April 2011 to publish, promote and comment on writing and art in Amsterdam. Internationally-known writers with interviews and/or work in past issues include humorist and NPR/BBC personality David Sedaris, poet and 2009 T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize winner Philip Gross, 2012 Dundee International Book Prize winner Jacob M. Appel, and former American Academy of Poets chancellor and poet Naomi Shihab Nye.
Amsterdam Quarterly has a writers group that is open to those who have been published in past issues of AQ. This group meets in Amsterdam on the third Sunday of the month (July and August excepted).