For release: November 3, 2008
For press information, contact Sara Hoover, 901/678-3541
The Pinch, the nationally acclaimed literary journal of the University of Memphis, is celebrating
the release of its fall 2008 issue, soon to hit bookstores nationwide. The Pinchrelease party will be held Friday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Memphis Heritage,
Howard Hall, 2282 Madison Avenue.
The public is invited to this free event to join authors, artists, and photographers
for an evening of readings and refreshments catered by McEwen’s on Monroe. Contributors
Nason Smith and Allison Joseph will read excerpts from their published pieces. Artwork
by Laura Richens and Lorien Jordan will be on display.
Memphis Heritage will feature an exhibit on the Pinch District, the journal’s namesake
and a downtown area rich with culture and history.
The Pinch, formerly River City, is one of the oldest literary journals in the country; it publishes fiction, poetry,
creative nonfiction, art, and photography. Sponsored by the University of Memphis
and The Hohenberg Foundation, The Pinch is published twice a year and sponsors a national contest in fiction and poetry each
year, judged by well-known authors.
For more information on the release party, subscriptions, readings, submissions, and
contests, contact Candice Baxter at The Pinch office at 901-678-4591 or visit the journal’s Web site, www.thepinchjournal.com