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March 27th Party Will Mark the Launch of The Pinch Spring Issue University News
For release: March 19, 2009

For press information, contact Candice Baxter, 901-678-4591

The Pinch, the award-winning literary journal of the University of Memphis, is celebrating the release of the spring 2009 issue, which will soon hit bookstores across the country.  The Pinch Release Party will be held Friday, March 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the historic Woodruff-Fontaine House, 608 Adams Avenue. Contributors Corey Mesler and Natalie Parker-Lawrence will read excerpts from their published work. The event is free and open to the public.

The Pinch, formerly called River City, is one of the oldest literary journals in the country.  It publishes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art and photography, with submissions received from established and emerging writers all over the world.  The publication sponsors a national contest in fiction and poetry each year.

Sponsored by the University of Memphis and The Hohenberg Foundation, The Pinch is published semi-annually.  It is named for the Pinch District, a downtown Memphis area rich with culture and history.

More information on the release party, subscriptions, readings, submissions, and contests is available from Candice Baxter at The Pinch office at 901-678-4591 or online at

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