SIXPENNY MAGAZINE is hosting A Pocket-Sized Celebration of Words and Illustrations at Union Hall on September 19th from 3:00 to 5:30 PM to launch its second issue of illustrated stories for your pocket. The celebration is an OFFICIAL BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT and will include readings, illustrations, and more. The talent includes, Brooklyn authors, Tanwi Nandini Islam, John Benditt, and Judy Chicurel and Brooklyn illustrator, Chioma Ebinama, as well as award-winning author, Bill Roorbach, and emerging authors, Eric Boyd and Hannah Nahar.
Each Sixpenny issue has six illustrated stories that take six minutes to read: three by established authors and three by emerging authors. The name pays homage to popular 19th century magazines of illustrated stories that sold for a sixpence. These pocket-sized stories were conceived as a way to use the mobile phone to bring the joy of reading to everyone. Though the magazine is optimized for mobile devices, there is also a print issue for those of us who still like to feel a story in our hands. Sixpenny exists to bring substance and real feeling to the in-between parts of everyone’s day.