On Friday, 20 January 2017, Amsterdam Quarterly (AQ) celebrated the publication of its 2016 Yearbook with a reading and party at the American Book Center (ABC) in Amsterdam. In attendance were readers and audience members from as far away as the United Kingdom and as nearby as Amsterdam. Readers included poets Arthur Allen, Simon Brod, Kate Foley and Sarah Kinebanian, poet and photographer Amina Imzine, and poets and memoirists Bryan R. Monte and Pat Seman.
The party and reading took place in the ABC’s second-floor White Room around its newly-furnished white table whilst drinks and nibbles were enjoyed by all. After the reading, Maria, from the ABC, demonstrated the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), a print-on-demand device, on which the AQ 2016 Yearbook and AQ’s five previous yearbooks have been printed.
AQ was founded in 2011 to publish, promote and comment on art and writing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the world. AQ is published in the spring, summer and autumn online at www.amsterdamquarterly.nl and amsterdamquarterly.nl and in the winter as a print-on-demand compilation anthology. AQ publishes work in ten genres including articles, art, drama, essays, fiction, interviews, memoirs, photography, poetry and reviews. AQ18, due out in spring 2017 and whose theme is medicine, will feature an exclusive interview with award-winning short-story writer and novelist, Jacob Appel.