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Sat 11.2.13 NYC Launch Party for Gigantic Talk, the Silent Barn, Brooklyn. Featuring readings from contributors Marie-Helene Bertino, Sparrow, and Anna Wiener; a performance by Bluntfang, whom VICE has called one of the "rap game vanguard"; and DJ sets from DJ Chipotle (Thu Tran of IFC's Food Party and Syed Salahuddin of Babycastles) and from editors Lincoln Michel and James Yeh. Doors at 7pm. Tickets are $10 (includes a free copy of the issue). Issue contributors, subscribers, and Gigantic Worlds Kickstarter donors get in free!
Tue 10.22.13, SF Launch Party for Gigantic Talk, the Booksmith, San Francisco. Readings from contributors Ottessa Moshfegh, Reese Okyong Kwon, Anna Wiener, and Kitty Liang.
Fri-Sun 9.19-22.13, Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Queens, New York. Gigantic will be tabling in the Zine Tent.
Mon 9.16.13, Literary Worlds, Bell House, Brooklyn, New York. Navel-, shoe-, and stargazers unite! Electric Literature, Gigantic, and Tumblr
present the biggest party of the Brooklyn Book Festival, featuring the
most dancing, reasonably priced drinks, and literary fun this side of
the Milky Way. DJing by Planet Rump.
Sat 9.14.13, Other Voices, Other Rooms, Crime Scene Bar, New York City. Gigantic and VICE present a night of readings dedicated to overhearing and the overheard: morning-commute conversations, juicy sidewalk gossip, distressingly loud sex, sex that is just loud enough, and otherwise intimate encounters. Featuring readings by contributors Gary Indiana, Hamilton Morris, and Hilary Leichter. Part of LitCrawl NYC.
Sun 9.22.13, Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, New York. Gigantic will share a table in the book fair with Electric Literature and Fence Books.
Sat 11.2.13, Gigantic Issue Five Launch Party, Silent Barn, Brooklyn, New York. Details TBA.
fri 5.3.2013, Gigantic editors and staff read short prose pieces written by international writers past, present, and future at the PEN American Center-sponsored Open Pages Book Fair in Washington Mews, New York University, New York City. Readers for the event were Michael Barron, Ben Blum, Sasha Fletcher, Chloé Cooper Jones, Lincoln Michel, Nadxieli Nieto, and James Yeh.
sun 7.21.12, Gigantic curated a poetry reading at the Second Annual NYC Poetry Festival on Governor's Island at the White Horse Stage in Colonel's Row, featuring Dorothea Lasky, Ben Fama, and Kendra Grant Malone.
sat 9.11.10 Sweet Home New York: A Reading with Gigantic and Open City at Home Sweet Home in NYC. Readings by Stephen O'Connor, Anya Yurchyshyn, and Leopaldine Core.
wed 7.14.10 Bastille Day Soiree presented by NOON and Gigantic at Gild Hall in NYC. Readings by Diane Williams, Joshua Cohen, and Rebecca Curtis.
sat 2.27.10 Gigantic Issue #2 Release Party at PPOW Gallery in NYC. Readings by Sasha Fletcher and Justin Taylor, with guest readings by Joshua Cohen, Kendra Grant Malone, Mike Topp and Nina Schloesser.
mon 12.14.09 The 2009 Wall Street Holiday party presented by Gigantic, The Rumpus and The Faster Times at Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY.
wed 8.26.09 You Don't Know Me! End of Summer Benefit Party presented by Gigantic, Opium, and BOMB Magazine at Bowery Electric in New York, NY.
thu 7.30.09 Gigantic participated at Opium Magazine's Literary Death Match at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, NY. Gigantic contributor Yuka Igarashi competed.
sat 7.25.09 Gigantic was at MART at The Arsenal, Brooklyn, NY.
tue 6.09.09 Gigantic was a part of CLMP Periodically Speaking: Literary Magazine Editors Introduce Emerging Writers at the New York Public Library. Gigantic Co-editor Ann DeWitt introduced Gigantic contributor Adam Wilson.
sun 5.31.09 Gigantic was a part of CLMP Lit Mag Fair at Housing Works Bookstore, New York, NY.
sat 5.16.09 Gigantic held the Gigantic Microreading which was featured at 2009 LitCrawl NYC Festival at Home Sweet Home in New York, NY. Readers and artistic presenters included Tao Lin, James J. Williams III, Yuka Igarashi, Ben Blum, Andrew Bulger and Matt Di Paoli. Suzanne Pettypiece wrote an article about the event in Poets & Writers and there is also a video which includes Tao Lin's reading and a brief interview with Gigantic Co-editor James Yeh.
sat 4.25.09 Gigantic held its Debut Launch Party and Benefit at Starr Space in Brooklyn, NY. Readers included Justin Taylor, Adam Wilson, Anya Yurchyshyn, Kristen O'Toole, Lauren Spohrer, and Kenny Aquiles, along with a cartoon presentation from Todd Zuniga, music from Adron and The Five Cents, and DJ sets from King Vitamin, Cormac McBootay, and DJ HemingYeh.
fri 4.17.09 Gigantic was featured as part of Should I Look at It? 222/Genius Salon: Group Show at Envoy Gallery in New York, NY.
On this day copies of Gigantic first became available for sale in stores.
tue 4.7.09 The Editors of Gigantic interviewed for Opium Live at Happy Ending in New York, NY.