And naturally, Pittsburgh's oldest online literary magazine celebrates with a reading.
Plus, it's following up with a big party on Saturday.
The publication's reading series, The New Yinzer Presents ... , goes off as usual this month: 8 p.m. at ModernFormations Gallery, BYOB encouraged, bring a potluck item to escape the $5 admission.
The reading features local talents Tessa Barber, Eric Boyd and Rose Huber.
Barber is a librarian who blogs about teen books. Boyd is an editor (Newer York, Pork & Mead magazines), Chatham graduate and second-place winner in the PEN American Center's 2012 Prison Writing contest, and his first story collection, Whiskey Sour (Chatham/Nervous Puppy), is out this month. And Huber is a Pitt science and technology writer whose work has been featured in Pear Noir, Weave and The Light Ekphrastic.
TNY's readings are casual affairs but feature local (and sometimes visiting) writers you won't necessarily see elsewhere. They're a good deal.
Saturday's party is less about the words and more about the music. It's at the New Yinzer's other East End home, Brillobox, and features sets by Ursa Major, Ash Dinosaur, Essential Machine and Moldies & Monsters, plus DJs Jordan K, Electric Slim and Miscellaneous G. The doors for this one are at 9 p.m., and the cover is also $5.