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Crossover Episode 3: In the Mood

Our next Crossover Episode is a collaboration with our friends at In the Mood, the Toronto-based pop culture journal about the things we like to watch. Join us online on Thursday, October 13 for an evening of readings and performances by Cason Sharpe, EJ Kneifel, Emmalea Russo, Fan Wu, Ky Capstick, and Vannessa Barnier—all contributors to In the Mood's forthcoming fifth issue, the Horror Issue. Per usual~, there will a few rounds of trivia during intermission with prizes for guests... Perhaps ideal for horror movie fanatics? It's spooky season, freaks..................


  • Crossover Episode 3 (xe03): Peach Mag x In the Mood

  • Thursday, October 13, 2022; 8:00pm ET

  • Readings by Cason Sharpe, EJ Kneifel, Emmalea Russo, Fan Wu, Ky Capstick, and Vannessa Barnier

  • Intermission trivia game !!! (ft. prizes !)

  • Online via Zoom

  • Closed captioning provided

  • Free and open to the public

  • Advance registration required

Crossover Episodes is the official virtual spinoff of our longstanding Episodes Reading Series in which we invite a second journal, press, or literary collective to team up with us on a mashup-style evening of readings, games, and other performances. We launched the series earlier this year to keep some of our events virtual now that others are transitioning back to IRL.

The 2022 season of Crossover Episodes is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered locally by Arts Services Inc. Crossover Episodes is also made possible due to a partnership with Just Buffalo Literary Center.

About In the Mood

In The Mood Magazine is a pop culture journal about the things we like to watch. Editors Gabrielle Marceau, Sennah Yee, and Kay Evans-Stocks want to know: "What are your viewing habits, highs, and hang-ups? Why do you look away and then look again? Why are you so obsessed with the exact shade of pink of Suki’s car in 2 Fast 2 Furious? Or the look on Marnie’s face after she’s fired the shotgun?" In the Mood launched a few years ago with its incredible film recommendation generator, and expanded last year with the release of its first issue of a companion literary journal that reimagines film criticism as poems, stories, short essays, comics, and more. In the Mood's fifth issue, the Horror Issue, will be released in early October.

About the readers

Cason Sharpe is a writer based in Toronto. His first book of short stories, Our Lady of Perpetual Realness, was published by Metatron Press in 2017, and his subsequent writing can be found in various places in print and online.

EJ Kneifel, friend of a friend, revs editor at The Puritan, co-creator of P8s, ORANGING, CATCH. EJ's chapbook is VIO-LETS is coming. glup and glub. flup!! @ejkneifel

Emmalea Russo's poems and writings on film and visual art have appeared in many venues, including Artforum, BOMB, and Granta. She is the author of G (Futurepoem, 2018), Wave Archive (Book*hug, 2019), and Confetti (Hyperidean, 2022).

Fan Wu is an [adjective] artist in a [adverb] moving world. His practice blends the outer reaches of collective participation with [theorist]'s [theory] of [concept]. You can read his writing online at MICE Magazine, In the Mood Magazine, and [your favourite digital publication].

Ky Capstick is a queer writer and web developer. They live in Toronto with their basset shepherd mix Moira.

Vannessa Barnier is a Toronto-based poet, collaborator, instigator, and community organizer. Vannessa facilitates writing workshops, hosts the open mic series, Legible Intelligibles, and is the author of SAMPLE PLATTER (Gap Riot Press, 2021).



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