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November 12, 2004

You Missed the Party, But Don't Miss the Boat

by Ron Hogan

Maud Newton interviews Josh Melrod, one of the editors of The Land Grant College Review, which raises funds not by holding readings here in Manhattan, but by hosting parties like the one last night where the booze flowed freely and smokes were handed out gratis:

There’s a lot of reasons that we stopped having readings at our fundraisers and launch parties, the main one being that we want a lot of people to come. We learned from experience that more people show up when there’s beer and music instead.

Chipping in for the kegs (cases?) were, among others, LGCR board members Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, and Nelly Reifler, who appears in the second issue. Nelly Reifler, that is. Not Auster and Hustvedt. But they'd fit right in with the other first-rate talents who are popping up in this magazine, as you'll see when you poke around the archives online.

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