Through a Myopic Eye (Fourth Issue Release Celebration)
featuring William Walsh, Brian Evenson, and Matthew Derby
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Myopic Books, Providence, RI

So one day we sent an e-mail to contributor William Walsh, part of an ongoing coorespondence, and mentioned in passing that anything he could do to promote the journal on his home Island of Rhode would be greatly appreciated. And so he did. And did he ever. With the assistance of his colleagues Kristin DiVona (who designed the lovely flyer seen above), and Kristen Sollenberger (who runs the beautiful, indie Myopic Books shop in Providence), he coordinated an amazing evening of food and reading and drinks and all manner of togetherness and getting, exceeding our expectations in every way.


Walsh interrogates the crowd with his Calvin-Trillin-derived “Question: Can You Say Something Nice?”

Brian Evenson prepares to instill “Dread.”

The Myopic audience, perhaps our biggest yet, reflect a variety of opinions about having your picture taken.

Team Providence (l-r): Brian Evenson, Matthew Derby (who swears promises suggests we’ll see his next book by in 2014), and William Walsh.

A seriously-we-couldn’t-have-done-it-without-you thanks goes out to William, Kristen, Brian, Matthew, Kristin, and the welcoming people of Providence for making every minute of our ten-and-a-half hour round trip worth its while. And remember, Providence kids, when you’re feeling bookish, make sure to shop Myopic–you’re supporting a great place and great people.

Caketrain is a literary journal and press based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our interest is in bringing you, reader, the very best in contemporary creative writing, full stop. Our goals are for each issue of our journal to submerge you in a birthing tank for gelatinous language monsters, young masses of tentacular foci undulating as directed (in all, at once) by our eclectic stable of contributors; for each new book we publish to seduce and ensnare you, sometimes intangibly, always undeniably; and for you, reader, to be able to draw at least one passage from our banks that prods your mind with such precision and power that it feels as if it was written for your eyes alone. To wit and to whet, here is a snippet, a slight nip of our delicious lit mix:

Copyright 2003-2006 Caketrain Journal and Press. Rights to literature revert to their respective authors.
ISSN 1547-6839.

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