NOON 2012 Launch Party
Thursday April 19, 2012
Center for Fiction favorite, NOON, returned with an event celebrating their latest issue. Readers included Deb Olin Unferth, Clancy Martin, Ann Dewitt, Ted Kritikos, Lauren Spohrer, and James Yeh.
"[T]he best stories in NOON are, indeed, stunning, in the sense that they leave one conscious of powerful meanings not yet fully absorbed. . . . [T]he journal has proved its staying power and achieved a respected position. . . . NOON has intellectual weight. Over the years it has investigated, and pushed the boundaries of, the means and processes of communication. . . . Williams's editorial vision ensures the intelligence and integrity of the journal as a whole."
--Alison Kelly, The Times Literary Supplement, October 30, 2009
Ann Dewitt's writings have appeared in elimae, BOMB.com, art+culture.com, Esquire.com, EverydayGenius.com, and NOON. Her story, Influence, was collected in Esquire's Napkin Fiction project and is forthcoming in the anthology, The Short Course: An International Anthology of Prose Poems. She teaches at Parsons, The New School, and Columbia University. She is a cofounding editor of Gigantic. She is at work on her first novel.
Ted Kritikos lives and works in Kansas.
Clancy Martin is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He has been a frequent contributor to NOON since its inception. Martin is a contributing editor at Harper's and a 2011-12 Guggenheim Fellow. He won a Pushcart Prize for a story in NOON.
Lauren Spohrer has fiction published or forthcoming in the Mississippi Review, Unsaid, Ben Marcus's Smallwork, the Guernica blog and Gigantic. Her chapbook, Just Kids, was published by Agnes Fox Press. She runs the online literary magazine Two Serious Ladies.
Deb Olin Unferth is the author of the story collection Minor Robberies, the novel Vacation, and the memoir Revolution, which is a finalist for the National Critics Book Circle Award.
James Yeh's work has appeared in Fence, Vice, PEN America, the anthology 30 Under 30, and elsewhere. A recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Columbia University and the Center for Fiction, he is a cofounding editor of Gigantic. He is from South Carolina and lives in Brooklyn.