Saturday, February 13, 2010

Rain Taxi - Publisher - Reviewer


PO Box 3840
Minneapolis, MN 55403

RAIN TAXI is a nonprofit organization run by editor and executive director, Eric Lorberer. One of the only large-circulation nonprofit book reviews in the country, RAIN TAXI also sponsors the annual Twin Cities Book Festival.

They often feature MN authors and publishers in RAIN TAXI, and publish reviews of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and chapbooks, with special attention given to books not receiving attention from mainstream media.

A winner of the Alternative Press Award for Best Arts & Literature Coverage, RAIN TAXI is a quarterly publication that publishes reviews of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction with an emphasis on works that push the boundaries of language, narrative, and genre. Essays, interviews, and in-depth reviews reflect RAIN TAXI's commitment to innovative publishing.

Their print journal is distributed in over 250 locations nationwide-mostly independent bookstores-and is also available by subscription. An accompanying online edition, with completely different material, is posted on their website each quarter as well. Together, the two publications offer readers a broad look at the noteworthy writing and art being published today. RAIN TAXI also publishes a chapbook series, and hosts a wide range of literary events in the Twin Cities.

RAIN TAXI has been nominated five times for the Utne Independent Press Award for Arts & Literature Coverage. They won the distinctive award from Utne in 2000.

Saturday, October 16, 2010
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Minneapolis Community & Technical College
conveniently located in Downtown Minneapolis

This day-long autumn gala gathers the Twin Cities book community to celebrate and promote our region's literary culture. The Rain Taxi-sponsored Twin Cities Book Festival creates a unique opportunity for the great variety of area publishers, editors, book artists, writers, scholars, and critics to present their work and words.

In addition to an exhibit which showcases a wide range of local, regional, and national publications, regular features of the Twin Cities Book Festival include Book Arts Demonstrations run by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, a Used Book Sale, Local Author Signings, and a Literary Magazine Fair, all adding to the constant bustle of activity and discovery.

Although still growing, the Twin Cities Book Festival has put Minnesota on the map of national literary events. As Poets & Writers commented, "With events like the annual Twin Cities Book Festival… the Twin Cities are gaining the kind of reputation for scene-setting that the literary hubs of New York, Chicago, and San Francisco have long enjoyed."




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