Furnace Blowout
Weekend party to launch fourth edition of Detroit literary quarterly




thedetroiter.com is proud to be a media partner for Detroit's literary quarterly the Furnace.

Join us in celebrating the launch of their fourth edition with an evening of music, fashion, and puppets. The party runs from 7 to 11 pm on February 28th at Julian Scott, and includes performances by Queen of Detroit blues Alberta Adams, Audra Kubat, Bisou Bisou, and DJ Greg Mudge. Julian Scott will be open for shopping and is also putting on a fashion show that promises to dazzle.

The new issue of the Furnace includes even more of what readers have come to expect from the arts and culture mag. Here's a brief look at some of the features you'll find in the newest edition.

POETRY: After ten years of promoting creative writing in public schools, InsideOut is proud to bring four of its students' poetry to the pages of the Furnace. Taron Brown, Shysuaune Taylor, Crystal Clowney, and Marianne Funk all get a spot in this issue's limelight. Diamondancer and Chandra Marsden provide an intriguing look at music through poetry. Michael Boettcher captures both the unique and the everyday moments of life in the city.

FICTION: The Furnace continues to highlight fiction from local writers. Tuskegee Airmen is a heartbreaking tale of insidious government experimentation that is personified and personalized by Olaf Kroneman, MD. Tensegrity, by James R Tomlinson focuses on life's interlocking tensions. And Part Four of Zuriel Wolfgang Lott's continuing story features unexpected twists and turns to the already intense plot. Plus, look for Phil Hand's cartoon, "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"

NON-FICTION: Checkout thedetroiter.com columnist Francis Grunow's piece on the legacy and preservation of Cass Tech High School. The Furnace cover story by Adam Burkett profiles PuppettARt theater and Detroit's puppetry tradition. TM Caldwell relates Detroit and science fiction in "Retro Futurism Revisited." Plus read an interview with person responsible for creating the ultra-hip magazine racks that proudly display the Furnace.

From poetry to fiction, the Furnace showcases Detroit and its talented writers. Join thedettroiter.com staff in celebrating the city and supporting the Furnace this weekend and help "ignite Detroit's creativity."

Tickets: $20 cover includes refreshments. $15 advance tickets available @ Cafe de Troit and Julian Scott.

Julian Scott is located at 151 W. Fort Street in DETROIT!! The celebration starts at 7 and goes to 11. For more info check out the Furnace's website. Don't Miss It!!!

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