Amsterdam Quarterly publishes 13th yearbook; party/reading 9 Feb. ABC A’dam

Amsterdam Quarterly publishes 13th yearbook; party/reading 9 Feb. ABC A’dam

On Friday, 9 February 2024, Amsterdam Quarterly (AQ) will hold a launch party and reading to celebrate the publication of its thirteenth, annual, print-on-demand yearbook. The event will take place from 4 to 6.00 p.m. at the American Book Center, Spui 12 in Amsterdam. Entrance is free. Drinks and nibbles provided.

The Amsterdam Quarterly 2023 Yearbook features art, essays, fiction, memoirs, news, a photoessay, photography, poetry, and book and art reviews about three themes: No Planet B (AQ36), On the Move (AQ37), and MACRO micro (AQ38). Its 143 pages include photography by Jim Ross and Bob Ward, artwork by Jj D’Onofrio and Samarra Prahlad, as well as poetry by local writers Simon Brod, Nimruz De Castro, Monique van Maare, Bryan R. Monte, Pat Seman, Marcus Slingsby, and Angela Williams. During the party, Brod, Darya Danesh, Van Maare, Monte, Seman, and Slingsby shall read from their work.

Amsterdam Quarterly 2023 Yearbook
cover photo © 2010 by Jim Ross

Amsterdam Quarterly was founded in 2011. Its mission is to publish, promote, and comment on art and writing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the rest of the world. AQ has previously published work in twelve genres: art, articles, drama, essays, fiction, interviews, memoirs, news, photoessays, photography, poetry, and reviews of local and international writers and artists. Notable local writers, published in past issues, include novelist Philibert Schogt and poet Kate Foley. Internationally-known writers include NPR and BBC writer and humorist, David Sedaris, American Academy of Poets Chancellor Naomi Shihab Nye, NPR poet and writer Andrei Codrescu, and 2009 T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize winner, Philip Gross.

AQ’s themes for 2024 will be: Generation (AQ39), Vibration (AQ40), and Migration (AQ41), with reading periods in January, April and July 2024 respectively.

AQ is published online in the spring, summer and autumn at and at and as a print-on-demand compilation yearbook in the winter. In addition, AQ has a writers’ group that meets virtually on the third Sunday of the month from September to June.