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Love new fiction? Once again, the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses hosts its annual Lit Mag Marathon Weekend, two days of readings and rubbing elbows with editors from all styles of journals. Today, in celebration of the New York Public Library’s 100th anniversary, it kicks off with editors from A Public Space, BOMB, and Conjunctions, to name a few, presenting their favorite selections from their very first issues. Then, on Sunday from 11 to 4 is the Giant Lit Mag Fair at Housing Works (126 Crosby Street), where you can take home a variety of magazines for just two bucks each and meet the editors. And, wanna do something else really good for literature? On Monday, don’t miss unlimited beer and dancing for just $20 at Riverhead Books’ first annual fundraiser for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts at Brooklyn Brewery (go to vidaweb.org for details). At 4, New York Public Library’s DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, clmp.org, free
Sat., June 16, 4 p.m.; Sun., June 17, 11 a.m., 2012