Attention litsters, or if you prefer, prose heads; the new McSweeney's is out and features “stories of shipwrecks, kidnappings and bad vacations” by such wordsmiths as Anthony Doerr, Daniel Handler, and T. C. Boyle, not to mention “letters about wine and Hawaii from John Hodgman and Sarah Vowell, 21 dead-on self-portraits drawn by the likes of Michael Martone, Michel Gondry and Sarah Silverman.” Of course you will attend McSweeney's Issue #34 Launch Party, where you will bask in the verbiage of contributors Nick McDonell and Teddy Wayne and enjoy music by the Blasting Company.

Mon., April 26, 8 p.m., 2010

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