My inbox got a recent happy surprise with the subject header:
‘The Road Is Life’ Celebrate the launch of Granta 124: Travel
In case you don’t recognize the quote, it’s from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. In part 3, chapter 5, he writes:
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
The lit mag will have its New York launch for the issue on July 24th at 7pm at Bookcourt (163 Court Street; Brooklyn). Granta editor John Freeman will supposedly be there–despite May’s news that he is leaving the lit mag. Contributor Phil Klay will also be there. Readings, drinks, and conversation to ensure!
If you’re not in the New York area, you should be! But even if you’re not, Granta also has launches in San Francisco and London.
Book Court has a plethora of other events coming up that include poetry, nonfiction, fiction, photography, and music.
In case you missed it, here’s my recap of hearing Freeman speak about Granta.