Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Monkey has landed

Visit the new website & blog here.
Facebook page is here.
Digital editions forthcoming.

MAY 6 JAPAN/AMERICA: WRITERS' DIALOGUE

Asia Society will once again join with Monkey Business to present an American-Japanese literary dialogue in conjunction with the PEN World Voices International Festival. Writers Masatsugu Ono and Tomoka Shibasaki—both featured in MBI 2—will be joined by Stuart Dybek and Kelly Link for an intriguing and original cross-cultural encounter facilitated by the eminent translators and co-editors of MBI, Ted Goossen and Motoyuki Shibata.
Followed by a book sale and signing. More information here.
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MAY 6 JAPAN NIGHT AT JOE'S PUB

Live from Tokyo, it's "Japan Night @ Joe's Pub," a unique and very special transcultural evening of readings, music, and live performances in the heart of downtown Manhattan. Revered Japanese writers Masatsugu Ono and Tomoka Shibasaki and award-winning author and translator Motoyuki Shibata arrive from Tokyo to share the stage with American authors Stuart Dybek and Kelly Link and Canadian translator, scholar, and editor Ted Goossen to launch the second issue of MBI. The evening will be hosted by Japanamerica author and Monkey Business contributing editor Roland Kelts, and a short list of special guest musicians and performers will be announced soon. Japanese-themed food and drink will be available; book-signings and a meet and greet session will follow. Brought to you by A Public Space Literary Projects and the Happy Ending Reading Series.
Click here for tickets.
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MAY 7 MONKEY BUSINESS AT COLUMBIA

Following a reading by authors Masatsugu Ono and Tomoka Shibasaki, the writers will be joined by Motoyuki Shibata and Ted Goossen, co-editors of Monkey Business International, to discuss the journal and contextualize their work in the broader literary culture of both Japan and the United States.
May 7, 6:00pm
Room 403, Kent Hall
Columbia University

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MAY 9 MONKEY BUSINESS LAUNCH PARTY

In celebration of the release of MBI 2, which once again brings the best of contemporary Japanese literature to English readers, co-editors Motoyuki Shibata and Ted Goossen will lead a reading and discussion that will feature Masatsugu Ono, Tomoka Shibasaki, Roland Kelts, Kelly Link, and Barry Yourgrau, who are all included in the new issue. The issue will be on sale at the reading, along with complimentary wine and beer. Don’t miss it!

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