“Family” Fun with Loose Change

When you’re WonderRoot, you’re family. And we couldn’t be more proud of our older sibling, Loose Change Literary Magazine, having their first birthday! (Well, they’re calling in an anniversary, but potayto potahto.) The big bash, appropriately titled Paper Anniversary, is to be held Friday, August 12th at Karvana coffeeshop in Oakhurst. There will be readings from five of the magazine’s published writers, wordy games, and, like the cutest kid sister ever, the Creative Reuse team will be tagging along, offering paper-based activities for your whimsical, well-written insights. Caption contest, anyone? Festivities start at 8:30pm, and end with DJ-induced revelry in the wee hours.

Loose Change is the suede-elbow-patched arm of the WonderRoot fam, creating “a platform for well-crafted storytelling and innovative explorations of language and form.” But really, they’re not that choosy: they accept anything from prose and poetry to visual art and photography for their quarterly online publication. In addition, they hold monthly rooftop readings and occasionally host open mic nights at WonderRoot, anything to get the word out. Literally. Check them out at loosechangemagazine.org, or come see them (and us) in action at Karvana Friday, August 12th. We’ll be borrowing their sweater without asking and stretching it out.

At Loose Change's rooftop reading in July. The ladder was quite perilous.

And if you’re interested, the next Loose Change submission deadline is September 2, 2011. All forms of poetry, prose, non-fiction, and more are welcome. For more information on submitting to Loose Change, visit loosechangemagazine.org.

Hope to see you there!

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