Online Launch, This Friday at 7PM

12th Street Launch And Reading

Friday, November 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. At the Union Square Barnes and Noble: 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

Politics and Letters come together for an evening of readings by Rosie Schaap, Adam Fitzgerald, Justin Vivian Bond, and student contributors to, the undergraduate online literary journal, published by the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy, of the undergraduate writing program at the New School.

Adam Fitzgerald is a founding editor of the poetry journal Maggy, and received his MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in Poetry. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, Boston Review, Conjunctions, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. He teaches at Rutgers University and The New School. His debut collection of poetry, The Late Parade, will be published by W. W. Norton’s Liveright imprint in the spring of 2013.

Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a writer, singer, painter, and performance artist. Mx Bond is the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning memoir TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels, published by The Feminist Press and Susie Says… a collaboration with Gina Garan (Powerhouse Books, 2012). Mx Bond is a recipient of The Ethyl Eichelberger Award, The Peter Reed Foundation Grant, and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award for Performance Art/Theater, an Obie and a Bessie. Please visit to download and enjoy v’s music and blog, Justin Vivian Bond is Living!

Rosie Schaap has been a bartender, a fortuneteller, a librarian at a paranormal society, an English teacher, an editor, a preacher, a community organizer, and a manager of homeless shelters. A contributor to This American Life and, she writes the monthly “Drink” column for The New York Times Magazine. Her memoir, Drinking With Men, was published last January by Riverhead Books.