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The UnSilent Film Festival

The deadline is just about up for the Un-Silent Film Festival. If you have a short silent film and would like to be a part of a very unique and interesting film festival I recommend you head over here, check out the requirements and get your film in very quickly.


New Issue!!

Things have been a little crazy in the InDigest offices and we're feeling a little scattered. With the Anniversary Reading in St. Paul, and the kick off of InDigest 1207 But it's nice when you find a few pieces and start getting your shit back together. So, in an effort to get all caught up I thought I would post this, since we have completely forgotten.

We have a new issue!

Here is what is happening in the InDigest One Year Anniversary Issue:

Here is the scoop on the issue:

New poetry from Stephen Burt, Ada Limon, Brad Liening, Meggie Elder, Jess Grover, and Erica Wright

"The Town Secrets," an excerpt from a novel-in-progress, Kings of the Wild Frontier by Meakin Armstrong.

"Interior Illusions," an excerpt from a novella in progress of the same title by Lech Harris.

"Hunting Bambi," a new short story from J. Albin Larson.

In Blunt Force Trauma, a new column about underrepresented books and authors, columnist Joe Finck tackles the legacy of Jim Thompson, the classic pulp novelist.

In Bedside Stacks, Ashleigh A. Lambert takes on The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg by Geoff Herbach and Vacation by Deb Olin Unferth.

InDigest editor Dustin Luke Nelson interviews composer Ted Hearne, and John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats.

Paintings from Kara Hendershot.

Thanks, once again and always, for reading. We can't overstate how pleased we are to have the opportunity to publish new, interesting, and compelling work for just over a year now. And a special thanks to all who have lent a hand to make this past year possible. First, Dustin and I would like to thank Jesse Sawyer and Chris Koza, two of the founding editors of InDigest. This magazine would not exist without their presence in the beginning. And thanks to all who have given their time in some way or another over the year: Jeremy Smith, Reina Podell, Jay Peterson, Alex Lemon, Charles Greene, Ashleigh Lambert, Jess Grover, Ryan Thompson, Chris Thompson, Dan Wieken, and Neil Reiter - there are a probably a lot of people we are missing here, and we're sorry if we missed you. Suffice to say that David and Dustin are not InDigest by themselves, it takes a whole lot of people to keep this running. Thank you all. And thank you for reading.

David and Dustin
Editors, InDigest Magazine


R.I.P. Harold Pinter (10/10/30-12/24/2008)

The Nobel Prize winning playwright passed away on Christmas eve. Here is a video special of his Nobel Prize for Literature speech. It's lengthy, but I just made my way through it and it was worth it.

Anniversary Party Videos

Again, these are all courtesy of Minnesota Microphone.

Lech Harris reading "Dozetown":

Peter Bognanni reads from his forthcoming novel The House of Tomorrow:

Meggie Elder reading Taxis:

Paul Engels performing a solo set at the party:


Videos From One-Year Anniversary Party

Cole Sarar has a great new blog called Minnesota Microphone that is sure to be a lit blog to watch. There is a nice post up over there about the anniversary party, there are photos and videos of all the readers and Paul Engels performing. You can see the post here.

There is a small photo gallery of the night here as well.


Friday's Reading

Thanks to everyone who turned out on Friday in St. Paul for our One-Year Anniversary Party. It was great. I, personally, had a great time, and the readers and band were all fantastic. We're going to be posting pictures very soon of the whole event, so check back to relive all the fun you had (or missed). If you have any photos please send them over to us or let us know where we can find them online (you can e-mail us at indigestmag [at] gmail [period] com).

For now you can see a great photo of Coffee News and a cool one of Lech Harris reading over at The Minnesota Microphone.


Reading Tonight!!!!

The One-Year Anniversary Reading is tonight!!!

Coffee News Cafe in St. Paul
Peter Bognanni
Lech Harris
Meggie Elder

and music by Crack in the Damn

It's free. And it's going to be great. Come join us for a beer, some music, some words, some celebration.

Also, we were featured in Rake Magazine's Secret's of the City today, as an event to go to. So, if that doesn't convince you I don't know what to do. Unless you don't live in Minneapolis or St. Paul. Then you don't have to come, I guess.

Secrets of the City: Twin Cities News, Blogs, Events, Restaurants


One-Year Anniversary Reading Update: Peter Bognanni Added to the All-Star Line-Up

Hey everyone,

We're very excited that our good friend Peter Bognanni has agreed to read at our anniversary reading on Friday, December 19. Peter will be joining Lech Harris and Meggie Elder, as well as Crack in the Damn, which is the musical incarnation of those fine young gentlemen Paul Engels, Ryan Thompson, and Dan Lehn.

Should be a good time had by all.

Here's a little more info on Peter:

Peter Bognanni is a native Iowan, and a former student of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His first novel, The House of Tomorrow is forthcoming from Amy Einhorn Books (Putnam/Penguin). His short fiction and humor pieces have appeared in Gulf Coast, The Bellingham Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Monkeybicycle, and Stop Smiling Magazine. His work was listed in the "100 Distinguished Stories of 2006" in The Best American Short Stories 2007, edited by Stephen King, and he is 2008 Pushcart Prize nominee. In addition to writing fiction and nonfiction, he is also a screenwriter. He was a quarter finalist for the Nicoll Fellowship in Screenwriting in 2007.



Our New Flier & The Antlers

Check out our nice flier for the first reading in the InDigest 1207 series. This was designed by Peter Silberman, who has a great band named The Antlers. They are playing a few shows in the next week on the east coast, if you happen to be on the right-hand side of the country you should check them out. They are playing on the 16th at the Cake Shop in New York with some Minneapolitans named Dark Dark Dark who are also really great.

That's all.

InDigest out.


1 Night 1 Flight

Remember tomorrow is the last day you have to get in any submissions to the 1night1flight criticism contest with the extended deadline through InDigest. Their deadline has passed, you have till tomorrow to tell them that InDigest sent you and still have a chance and getting your criticism published and win the $100 publication prize. That sounds worth it to me.

Stay tuned for more InDigest very soon.


RSS Feed

After a few requests and suggestions we have finally added an RSS feed to the blog. It's much easier than the standard newsletter we send out (which you can get by sending an e-mail to indigest.newsletter [at] gmail [period] com). There it is over there, just to your right. You can do the regular RSS reader, or enjoy e-mail emissions every so often. With all the alliteration actualizing aqui, how could you suspend serendipitous subscription? What?



Musical Guests Confirmed for One-Year Anniversary Reading

InDigest 1207 has confirmed Crack in the Damn (featuring Paul Engels, Ryan Thompson, and Dan Lehn) to perform at the One-Year Anniversary Reading in St. Paul.

Check out InDigest 1207 for more information.

Ada Limon

In case you read the last post early on, and are really on top of your InDigest news I thought I would off an update. The below post has been revised with some new information.

Ada Limon has been added to the January 7th reading. Awesome. Come hang out with us at LPR.


Let Us Introduce You to InDigest 1207

Introducing the
InDigest 1207 Reading Series
presented by InDigest Magazine and (Le) Poisson Rouge

December 19th, 2008
InDigest One Year Anniversary Reading with:
Lech Harris
Meggie Elder
Music by: Crack in the Damn (Paul Engels, Ryan Thompson, and Dan Lehn)
@ Coffee New Cafe
St. Paul, MN

January 7th, 2009
InDigest 1207 Reading Series featuring:
Ada Limon
Sam Osterhout
Jess Grover
@ (Le) Poisson Rouge
New York, NY

InDigest Magazine is proud to announce a new reading series, bringing
together new and established voices for a night of reading, drinks and
entertainment. In the first installment, Poets Ada Limon and Jess Grover will be
joined by short story writer and humorist Sam Osterhout (of the Lit 6
Project). In addition to reading their own
work, authors will read the work of other authors who have informed
their work, made them want to write, inspired a moment of brilliance,
or showed them how they don't want to write.

Please join us at (Le) Poisson Rouge for these amazing writers.
Drink, listen, and be merry.

All attendees will be able to listen to the writers and enjoy the fine
gallery space, currently featuring artists Chuck Close & Devorah
Sperber, and join in the happy hour specials all night.

Prior to the first installment of InDigest 1207 we will be having a
very special One-Year Anniversary reading in St. Paul at Coffee News
Cafe. Featured readers will include Lech Harris and Meggie Elder, with
music by Crack in the Damn (Paul Engels, Ryan Thompson, and Dan Lehn). Please join us in St. Paul for a
celebration of one year of InDigest.


Happy Anniversary

InDigest turned one year old today. Nice. It was Dec. 3rd, 2007 that our first issue, featuring Alex Lemon, Jess Grover, J. Albin Larson, Lech Harris, Dan Wieken, Rachel De Joode and others, was released. Happy Birthday us.

Thanks for continuing to read us, we appreciate your support.