Foxing Quarterly Lit Fest at Scoot Inn

Foxing_Quarterly_Lit_Fest-9Foxing Quarterly’s third issue is just around the corner, and this past week the crew teamed up with a slew of other indie publishing houses, literary journals, zines, and start-ups to host a literature fest at Austin’s Scoot Inn. Featured participating organizations included A Strange Object, Write Bloody, American Short Fiction, and Unstuck as well as Heroine Zine, Raw Paw, Wonder Space, Yeah! Zine, Grrrrrl Zine, and Fields Magazine. Readers for the night included Manuel Gonzales, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Mary Miller, Leanna Petronella, and Shamala Gallagher from the four featured indie publications/presses.

Foxing_Quarterly_Lit_Fest-25Foxing Quarterly embraces the impressive task of incorporating music into each one of their gatherings, and brought a solid roster of artists to the event including local bands Hello Wheels and Shivery Shakes as well as touring artist Lucas Oswald, who has contributed to indie lynchpins such as Shearwater, Minus Story, and Hospital Ships. Though on tour, Oswald played the first set, delivering delicate, beautiful pop music that drifted gently over an attentive crowd in the heat of the late afternoon.

Foxing_Quarterly_Lit_Fest-16The evening proved to be an enjoyable mixture of poetry and music, while a wide array of small publishers and artists were able to commune with one another and reach new audiences. We’ll only climb halfway onto the soapbox to tell you that independent artists require dedication and support from the communities in which they work, so kudos to those who made it out and if you didn’t, consider checking out the next Foxing Quarterly event on July 18th.

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Bryan Parker is a writer and photographer living and working in Austin, TX. He is the founder of blog Pop Press International and print journal True Sincerity and recently released his first book, a volume on Beat Happening in the 33 1/3 series.

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