Birkensnake 6 Launch, January 25, 2014

On Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. Counterpath hosted a launch to celebrate the seven-headed Birkensnake.  A night of readings with Birkensnake 6 editors Carol Samson and J.A. Tyler, Birkensnake contributors Kolby Harvey, Sara Schantz, and various others.

Last year, Birkensnake’s founders, Brian Conn and Joanna Ruocco, invited seven pairs of writers, strangers to each other until they signed on to the project, to guest edit their own versions of Birkensnake 6. The resulting seven versions of the issue are filled with strange and fabulous writing, and they’re remarkable objects, some bound, some boxed, some made of fish breath and bird spit and the skins of dried dates.

The Birkensnake launch coincided with the opening of Danielle Rosen’s “An Encyclopedia” exhibit.