East magazine, launched by The East Hampton Star last year, celebrated its summer fiction contributors with a reading by them on St. Valentine's Day at Malia Mills in East Hampton Village.
Taking part were Patricia Marx, Iris Smyles, Frederic Tuten, each novelists whose shorter fiction has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Bomb magazine.
Malia Mills is normally a women's swimwear and clothing shop, but for the winter it has been converted to a pop-up gallery by Bastienne Schmidt and Philippe Cheng, photographers who live in Bridgehampton. Coco Myers's folioeast online gallery is showing work there by Christa Maiwald, Christine Matthai, Anne Raymond, and Janice Stanton through Feb. 26.
From East 2016: Patricia Marx | Iris Smyles | Frederic Tuten
Frederic Tuten, seated, moments before he joined Iris Smyles and Patricia Marx in a rendition of the "Thriller" dance at an East magazine authors reading at Malia Mills in East Hampton on Valentine's Day.
Malia Mills in East Hampton, a women's swimwear and clothing shop, became a pop-up gallery and space for literary readings for the winter months.
Iris Smyles read two poems, "Bitter Suite" and "The Chocolate Covered Prince," from a new book of poetry and cartoons that she is completing called "Single Life."
Patricia Marx read her short story "Audio Tour," which appeared first in The New Yorker's "Shouts and Murmurs."
Frederic Tuten read "Self Portrait With Circus" from his most recent book of inter-related short stories, "Self Portraits: Fictions."
Taylor Rose Berry of Harbor Books of Sag Harbor
A pre-reading strategy session with Frederic Tuten, Patricia Marx, and Iris Smyles
David Rattray, editor of The East Hampton Star and publisher of East magazine