Preorders for this event are sold out, but you can still attend! Admission, which includes a copy of the journal, will be available for purchase at the event. 
An Evening with FREEMAN's (Off-site)
Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
Buying the book gets you a spot on the Guest List for FREEMAN'S FAMILY launch. At check in, pick up your book under your name or with your web order number.
* If you cannot attend, please pick up your copy of Freeman's: Family from McNally Jackson Books after the event.
* If you cannot attend and live abroad we are happy to ship a copy of Freeman's to your country for a fee ($9 for Canada, $16 for the rest of the world).
Come for a night in celebration of Freeman's new issue, centered around the theme of “Family,” from the former editor of Granta and lecturer at the School of WritingJohn Freeman. Featuring readings, conversations and performances by Valeria Luiselli, Sharon Olds, Tracy K. Smith, Garnette Cadogan, Ruddy Roye, Alexander Chee, and Aminatta Forna, presenting stories about family life, by turns amusing, heartbreaking, and probing.
Co-sponsored by The New School Creative Writing MFA Program and McNally Jackson Booksellers.
The inaugural issue of renowned literary critic John Freeman’s anthology FREEMAN’S gathered around the theme of “Arrival” led the San Francisco Chronicle to name it as “a new literary journal that is sure to become a classic in years to come.” The second issue, FREEMAN’S: Family once again collects a wide-ranging group of never-before-published stories, essays, and poetry, this time centered broadly around the topic of “Family,” from both emerging voices and the world’s best known writers.
In an essay titled “Crossroads,” Aminatta Forna musing on the legacy of slavery as she settles her mixed-race British and African family in the city of Washington, D.C., where she is constantly accused of cutting in line whenever she stands next to her white husband. Families are hardly stable entities, so many writers discover. Award-winning novelist Claire Vaye Watkins delivers a stunning portrait of a woman in the throes of postpartum depression. Recent Booker finalist Sunjeev Sahota and winner Marlon James remember the way work stretched the limits of their childhood networks. Even in the darkest moments, humor abounds. In Claire Messud’s home there are two four-legged tyrants—one of them a deaf-blind dachshund who has to be carried everywhere; Sandra Cisneros writes a bitingly humorous piece on the extended family of her past lovers; and Aleksandar Hemon tells the story of his uncle’s desperate attempt to remain a communist despite decades in the Soviet gulag.

With outstanding, never-before-published pieces of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from literary heavyweights and up-and-coming writers—including Angela FlournoyAlexander CheeValeria Luiselli, Cesar AiraPatrick Modiano, and Tracy K. Smith and more—this second issue of FREEMAN’S: Family circles the globe and collects the most amusing, heartbreaking, and probing stories about family life emerging today.