Peach Mag Season 1 Yearbook Launch Party
Friday 18th Aug, 2017

Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
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Peach Mag is excited to announce the launch of their freshman yearbook with a poetry reading from a cast of Season 1 all-stars:

Alana Kelley
Caroline Rayner
Hannah Nathanson
Joe Hall
Kevin Thurston
Noah Falck
Pat Kewley
Robin Jordan
Sage Enderton

In celebration of our first birthday, we are are publishing our first print production: the Peach Mag Season 1 Yearbook, an anthology of poetry, short stories, essays, and visual art. The yearbook is a beautifully and locally designed book that features new and old work from a selection of Peach Mag contributors from the 2016-17 season, including fourteen Buffalo-based writers and artists.

Until now, all of our content has been published entirely online, which is very important to us because it makes Peach Mag easily accessible, free, and potentially limitless. That being said, our hope in producing an annual yearbook is that it acts as a sort of artifact or souvenir for our readers and contributors. Given that two-thirds of the Peach Mag editorial staff constitutes Talking Leaves...Books employees, the yearbook is also our way of contributing to book arts culture while taking a stand against the collapse of print.

The theme of our freshman yearbook is growth. Just as we’re looking back at how much we’ve grown throughout our first year of operation, we asked thirty-three Season 1 contributors to do the same. In the pages of the yearbook, you’ll find the piece or pieces that were originally published at the Peach Mag website alongside a second unpublished piece. The only guideline, we told them, was that the second piece must be either very new or very old in comparison with the first. In this way, the Peach Mag Season 1 Yearbook is a Then and Now of style, content, and form. We were inspired by the feeling of opening a yearbook in June, flipping to the photograph that was taken in September, and thinking, “This doesn’t look anything like me anymore.”

The event is free and open to the public, and copies of the yearbook will be on sale at the event for $15.

Doors open at 7pm with readings to follow at 7:30.

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