I've heard a lot of talk recently about the "literary event of the year" as if it is an award or something. Perhaps it should be, but until it actually is we can still the term around loosely. Recent events that have been dubbed the event of year have been Printer's Ball, Printer's Row, and Lindsay Hunter's release party for Daddy's (Featherproof).
Well, this Friday (Oct. 1st) there is a new contender for the title. Artifice Magazine is releasing it's second zine and celebrating the release at The Book Cellar. The incredible line-up includes Craig Davis, Roxane Gay, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Caroline Picard, Fred Sasaki, M. Bartley Seigel, and David Welch.
This event also marks the start of the zine's Madness Much Tour that will take them to Indianapolis, Baltimore, Washington, DC, New York and Boston. Artifice has created a Kickstarter page to help fund the tour.