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Midwestern Gothic Reading at People’s Books Co-op, Milwaukee, WI
July 11, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmfree
Midwestern Gothic (ISSN 2159-8827) is a quarterly literary journal out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, dedicated to featuring work about or inspired by the Midwest, by writers who live or have lived here.
Don’t be fooled by the name. Gothic fiction is often defined as the inclusion of deeply flawed, often “grotesque” characters in realistic (and, oftentimes unpleasant) settings/situations. At Midwestern Gothic, they take to heart the realistic aspects of Gothic fiction. Not every piece needs to be dark or twisted or full of despair, but they’re looking for real life, inspired by the region, good, bad, or ugly.Ultimately, they’re striving to catalog the best of Midwestern writers, and whether it be pieces physically set in the Midwest, or work inspired by your time living here, they want it.
Robert James Russell
Bailey Shoemaker Richards