Peculiar launch party and open mic – Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 @ 7pm

peculiar volume two issue one launch night FINALRock Canyon Poets and Pioneer Book are pleased to host the second issue of a queer literary journal, peculiar, will have its official launch night at Pioneer Book on February 9th at 7:00 PM. Select contributors to the journal will read their poetry and prose, including this issue’s Featured Writer: Spencer Ballard. An open mic will follow and copies of the journal will be available to the public for purchase. Make sure to arrive early for a good seat!

A new issue of peculiar will now be published every winter and summer, different from the initial plan of spring/fall. The first issue was completed in May 2015 with funding from a small Kickstarter campaign. Volume 2, Issue 1 is 107 pages long and features a collection of poetry, short stories, art, and photography from 26 queer Utah writers and artists.

To purchase copies of peculiar or submit work for publication, visit http://www.peculiarjournal.com/ .

For any other inquiries, contact peculiar at peculiarjournal@gmail.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Where: Pioneer Book – 450 West Center Street, Provo

When: February 9, 2016 

7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Peculiar launch party and reading 

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Open mic

Magazine Launch Party and Open Mic – Tuesday, July 14, 2015

peculiarA new queer literary journal, peculiar, will have its official launch party at Pioneer Book on July 14, 2015 at 7pm. Select contributors to the journal will read their poetry, and copies of the journal will be available to the public for purchase.

Join the Rock Canyon Poets for an evening of poetry. Not just any poetry—we want poetry that aches to be published, poetry that pushes the boundaries of the page, poetry that doesn’t need a performance, poetry that simply needs to be read. Bring your words in all of poetry’s traditional forms (from the sonnet to free verse) or just bring your ears for listening.

Where: Pioneer Book – 450 West Center Street, Provo

When: July 14, 2015 (2nd Tuesday of every month)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Browse the shelves at Pioneer Book and mingle

7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Peculiar Launch Party and Reading

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Open Mic

How to Sign Up

Add your name in a comment below, or email rockcanyonpoets@gmail.com.

Each poet may read for up to 5 minutes. Maximum of 9 poets per reading. If there is time remaining, poets in the audience will have an opportunity to read.