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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

John Freeman presents new literary journal FREEMAN'S - October 27th

Time Tested Books
is pleased to announce
John Freeman in conversation with Kel Munger
discussing new literary biannual
FREEMAN'S

Tuesday, October 27th, at 7:00pm
We live today in constant motion, traveling distances rapidly, small ones daily, arriving in new states. In this inaugural edition of FREEMAN'S, a new biannual of unpublished writing, former Granta editor and NBCC president John Freeman brings together the best new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about that electrifying moment when we arrive.

Strange encounters abound. David Mitchell meets a ghost in Hiroshima Prefecture; Lydia Davis recounts her travels in the exotic territory of the Norwegian language; and in a Dave Eggers story, an elderly gentleman cannot remember why he brought a fork to a wedding.

End points often turn out to be new beginnings. Louise Erdrich visits a Native American cemetery that celebrates the next journey, and in a Haruki Murakami story, an aging actor arrives back in his true self after performing a role, discovering he has changed, becoming a new person.

Featuring startling new fiction by Laura van den Berg, Helen Simpson, and Tahmima Anam, as well as stirring essays by Aleksandar Hemon, Barry Lopez, and Garnette Cadogan, who relearned how to walk while being black upon arriving in New York City, FREEMAN'S announces the arrival of an essential map to the best new writing in the world.


*John will appear in conversation with writer/critic/professor Kel Munger. Join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion about writers, writing, books and more!









 John Freeman is an award-winning writer and book critic. The former editor of Granta and onetime president of the National Book Critics Circle, he has written about books for more than two hundred publications worldwide, including The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, la Repubblica, and La Vanguardia. His books include How to Read a Novelist; Tales of Two Cities: the Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York; and The Tyranny of Email. His poetry has been published in The New Yorker, ZYZZYVA, and The Paris Review. He is an executive editor at the Literary Hub and teaches at the New School in New York City.

Kel Munger is a freelance writer and adjunct professor of journalism at American River College. She specializes in writing about books, theater, politics, LGBT and feminist issues, and she contributes to the Sacramento News & Review, the Sacramento Bee and the Colorado Springs Independent.


This event is FREE & all are welcome.

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