fields presents: Issue 6

Issue 6 release party
Issue 6 release party

Kevin McNamee-Tweed, Red Sun Reflecting (2016)

fields is happy to present the release of Issue 6. Our new issue features profiles of Chicago noise legends ONO and Seattle poet and columnist Sarah Galvin, a portfolio of new paintings by Austin artist Kevin McNamee-Tweed, and interviews with artist Andrea Joyce Heimer, author Karan Mahajan, video and installation artist Taxiplasm, and poets francine j. harris and CAConrad. It also features new fiction, poetry, and visual art from many artists from around the world, including Amy Gentry, whose debut novel, Good as Gone, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in July. We are excited to announce that Amy will be reading at our release party, alongside authors Kendra Fortmeyer and Natalia Sylvester.

Featured artists:

Stephen Barichko Renee Branum Audrey Brown CAConrad Brian Clifton Janelle DolRayne Nicholas Finch Sarah Galvin Amy Gentry francine j. harris Kat Hartley Andrea Joyce Heimer Eric Ingram LK James Karan Mahajan Shaina Mahler Sarah McCall Kevin McNamee-Tweed Brittany Means Sophie Mollart Kate Monica Jolie Ngo Precious Okoymon Kristin Posehn Taxiplasm Ekaterina Vanovskaya Rachel Veroff Julia Wright

The event will take place the evening of September 10 at pump project, located at 702 Shady Lane. Readings will begin promptly at 7:30. Refreshments will be provided by Hops & Grain Brewing.  Femme National(e), an exhibit curated by Amarie Gipson, will be on display; Femme National(e) features the work of six artists, including Audrey Brown, whose piece Baby Blue is included in our new issue.

For more information, please visit our facebook page. We hope to see you there!

About the Authors

Amy Gentry's debut novel Good as Gone was released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in July and will be published abroad in the U.K., Germany, Italy, France, China, Japan, and 11 other countries in the coming year. Her writing and criticism have appeared in Salon, Fusion, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, LA Review of Books, the Austin Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune, where she regularly reviews fiction. She was also anthologized in the Best Food Writing of 2014. Amy holds a doctorate degree in English from the University of Chicago. She is currently at work on a 33 1/3 book on Tori Amos (forthcoming in 2017 from Bloomsbury Press) and her second novel. She lives in Austin.

Kendra Fortmeyer is a Pushcart Prize-winning fiction writer whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, One Story, The Toast, Black Warrior Review and elsewhere. She received her MFA in fiction from the New Writers Project at UT Austin, and recently attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ workshop in San Diego. She likes to play in the genre divide. Her debut magical realist YA novel, Hole in the Middle, is forthcoming from Little, Brown in 2017.

Natalia Sylvester was born in Lima, Peru, and came to the U.S. at age four. She studied creative writing at the University of Miami and is a faculty member of the low-res MFA program at Regis University. Her articles have appeared in Latina Magazine, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, and Her debut novel, Chasing the Sun, was named the Best Debut Book of 2014 by Latinidad, and was chosen as a Book of the Month by the National Latino Book Club. Her second novel, Everyone Carries Their Own Water, is forthcoming from Little A in 2018.

fields is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and is a sponsored project of Big Medium.

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