AQ Editor Interviewed by Friends Journal

On 30 March 2016, Amsterdam Quarterly’s editor, Bryan R. Monte, was interviewed via Skype by Friends Journal associate editor, Gail Coyle. Monte’s “No One Ever Asks” poem about accessibility issues at Amsterdam’s 1890s meetinghouse was published in the March 2016 issue of Friends Journal devoted to disability and inclusion in Friends (Quaker) meetings. This interview […]

AQ Celebrates Fifth Anniversary/Lustrum at OBA

On Thursday, 4 February 2016, Amsterdam Quarterly (AQ) celebrated its fifth anniversary (lustrum) at the Amsterdam Main Library’s (OBA) Theatre with a book launch and a reading. Headlining the event was Amsterdam novelist Philibert Schogt reading from his latest, bi-lingual novel End of Story/Einde verhaal. Other readers included poets Abra Bertman, Amina Imzine, Sarah Kinebanian, […]

AQ to Hold 5th Yearbook Launch/Reading 4 Feb. 2016

On Thursday, 4 February 2016 from 7 to 9 PM,  Amsterdam Quarterly will hold its fifth annual yearbook launch and reading at Amsterdam’s main library (OBA) at Oosterdokskade 143. AQ will celebrate its first Lustrum with readings by Amsterdam novelist Philibert Schogt, AQ publisher/editor Bryan R. Monte, and AQ writers’ group core members Sharon Feigal, Amina Imzine, […]

AQ14 Writers Mentioned in Poetry and Poets & Writers magazines

Two of Amsterdam Quarterly’s fourteenth issue (AQ14) writers have received mentions in two literary magazines. Poetry mentioned editor Bryan R. Monte’s interview with David Trinidad on its Harriet Staff blog at In an article entitled “David Trinidad Explains It All Very Well” are two excerpts from AQ14’s interview that discusses Trinidad’s poetic influences, his interest […]

AQ Holds Reading at Anne Frank Center NYC

On 17 January 2015, 35 people gathered at the Anne Frank Center in New York City to celebrate the American launch of the Amsterdam Quarterly 2014 Yearbook.  Three AQ writers and one artist read from and/or about their work. Irving Greenfield read his story, “From Another Place” about the liberation of  a concentration camp. Arthur […]

AQ Holds 4th Yearbook Launch Reading; NYC Anne Frank Center Reading 17 January 2015

Sunday, 23 November, 2014, Amsterdam Quarterly held its fourth, annual yearbook launch party and reading for an enthusiastic and appreciative audience at The English Bookshop. To celebrate the publication of the Amsterdam Quarterly 2014 Yearbook, five AQ contributors read fiction, memoir and poetry. The AQ 2014 Yearbook includes work by well-known authors such as exclusive interviews with BBC/NPR humourist David […]

AQ 2014 Yearbook launch at English Bookshop, A’dam, 23 November, 2 PM

Sunday, 23 November 2014, Amsterdam Quarterly (AQ) will hold a party and reading to celebrate the launch of its 2014 Yearbook at the English Bookshop, Lauriergracht 71 in Amsterdam from 2 to 4 PM. Readers will include Iclal Akcay, Sarah Kinebanian, Lucien Knoedler, Amina Roselyne LaFrance, Bryan R. Monte and Patricia Seman. The 2014 Yearbook […]

AQ Writers Take Part in Three January 2014 Readings

During January 2014, Amsterdam Quarterly writers read their work in three different venues. On 10 January, publisher/editor Bryan Monte and writers Nonnie Augustine (AQ9) and Sara Shea (AQ9) read at the Open Mike of the Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. On 13 […]