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Pop-Up Magazine brings together the best kinds of creatives—writers, artists, photographers, filmmakers, puppeteers, the list goes on—and puts them onstage to share and discuss their work. All pieces performed at the show are new and unpublished, either created for the event or as part of a larger ongoing project. This means getting a first look at work from some of the biggest names in fiction, photography, film and more—according to former senior editor Pat Walters, “work everyone else will start hearing about a year from now.” Also, nothing is recorded, so everything shared is a one-time only creative experience.
The latest edition, “The Escape Issue,” features stories of escapes of all magnitudes, including a migrant’s journey through the Panamanian jungle, reluctant viral sensations, death row dungeon masters and more. Contributors include comedian Jordan Carlos; poet Sarah Kay; writers Chris Duffy and Clio Chang; musician Left at London; and photographers Lucas Foglia and Lisette Poole.