Celebrate the launch of the second volume of Disaster Mag, “Working Title.”
This issue explores employment and mostly lack thereof in a global pandemic. With so many of us laid off, furloughed, unable to find work, underemployed, moving back in with parents, taking jobs we’re not interested in, backsliding on career goals, attempting to decouple productivity from worth, and waiting for hours on unemployment hotlines, “Working Title” scavenges for creativity in this crushing and ridiculous moment in time.
From essays on the Linkedin algorithm to found rejection letter poetry, this issue explores how we think about work during disaster.
Join the Disaster Mag editors for the second digital launch of our quarantine passion project and a reading from some of our contributors. After the reading, there will be a Q&A about the project and publishing during a pandemic.
EVENT MODERATORS /RECIPES FOR DISASTER EDITORS
Leah Prinzivalli, is an alum of the Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program, as well as a former editor at the New School’s Public Seminar. Her writing has been published in The Atlantic, the Washington Post, Outside, and more.
Alexa Mauzy-Lewis is a Master’s candidate in the Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program. She writes, edits, and designs. She was the Art Director of Back Matter Magazine 2020, and currently works as the CPCJ student advisor and a teaching assistant for the Parsons Illustration BFA.
Isobel Chiang is an alum of the New School’s Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program. She now lives in Brooklyn and works as a graphic designer.
Taia Handlin is also an alum of the New School’s Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program, Editor -in-Chief of Backmatter Magazine 2020, and former fact checker at Public Seminar.They can currently be found biking for Black Lives Matter when she’s not pitching around town.
“Working Title” is supported by the MA Project Grant from the New School for Social Research. Disaster Mag was founded in 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The first issue “Recipes for Disaster” on cooking and quarantine can be read @disastermag.xyz. Vol. 2 launches digitally mid February 2021 with print copies available to order in March.
Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link via email.