Sunday, September 26, 2010

MoonLit #4, YES!

The 4th issue is packed with more quality lit than ever, just what you need to while away a lazy afternoon. Contributors include award winning poets Allyssa Wolf and Judith Goldman, a mystery collab between Bernadette Mayer and Jennifer Karmin, new work by yours truly, the editors, Lisa Janssen and Claire McMahon, short stories by Amina Cain and Nick Collias, artwork by Neil Hagerty and Krista Franklin, and so much more. Like this: Pamela Olson, John Beer, Roger Craik, Rebecca Bush, Robert Masterson, Ralph La Charity, Josh Sebrasky, Steve Roth, Vladimir Swirynsky, Suzanne Savakas, David Pavlich, and Joel Craig.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

MoonLit #4

MoonLit #4 is in the development stage

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

MoonLit #3 Due out Fall 2008

New issue featuring new writing and art from our brightest lights and darkest nights is in the works.

Friday, March 28, 2008

SWAN Event - Saturday March 29 - Chicago

Switchback Books ( will host an event on Saturday March 29, 2008 at 8 p.m., featuring mixed media presentations and collaborations of music, poetry, photographs, performance and more.

The event, taking place at the newly opened Medicine Park ( space, aspires to stress and support the artist significance of the vibrant female artistic community in the Chicago area.

Artists participating in the event include author and poet Kathleen Rooney with poet and Absent editor Elisa Gabbert, poet and Milk Magazine co-editor Lina Ramona Vitkauskas, poet and musician Jen Watman, poet Erika Mikkalo with artist Salem Collo-Justin, poet Nina Corwin with musician Suzanne Osman, multidisciplinary artist Jennifer Karmin with poet and editor of MoonLit Lisa Janssen, a performance by Murakami Sound Machine and readings by Switchback Books editors and poets Brandi Homan, Becca Klaver and Hanna Andrews.

After the evening’s performances, DJ Melissa Grubbs will help set the tone for mingling and general merrymaking. Event organizers suggest you bring your dancing shoes and BYOB.

SWAN DAY, conceived by The Fund for Women Artists, is a new international holiday that celebrates women artists. It will be an annual event taking place on the last Saturday of Women’s History Month (March). The first SWAN Day will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2008.

A $3 donation is requested and all proceeds will be donated to The Fund for Women Artists

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Claire McMahon - Upcoming Readings, Cleveland, OH

September 20, 12:00noon at Cuyahoga Community College's Western Campus

October 6 at 7:00pm with J. E. Stanley and Mary Turzillo at MAC's

February 20th, 7:00pm at Kent State Uiversity Stark Campus in Canton

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

MoonLit #2 Out Now!

At long last our second issue is out. Check out the provocative cover art by Neil Hagerty. New writing by Glen Bach, Jennifer Karmin, John Beer, Jill Riga, Claire McMahon, Joyelle McSweeney, Lauren Levato, Joe Fletcher, Lou Suarez, Julia Story, r. a. washington, Chris Stroffolino, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Cheryl Townsend, mark s kuhar, Ray McNiece, Jack McGuane, MaryAnn McCarra Fitzpatrick, Marcus Bales, Mary O'Malley, Bob Holman, Miles Budimir, and Erika Mikkalo. Order from