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Washington, DC

The Intentional is a print literary and culture magazine that supports emerging writers and prizes approachability.

Book reviews, essays, and more

Book reviews, essays, and more, all by emerging or unpublished writers.

Book Swap

Alana Ramo

January 23, 2013

We hosted an intimate book swap party themed “this book changed my life.” Attendees were required to show up with a book  and to write a letter on the inside cover, addressed to whomsoever would receive the book, which detailed why the book had changed their lives. The crowd sourced reading list can be found in the back of issue 1.

Want to host your own book swap in your city? E-mail us and we'll help you set it up. We might even put your party’s reading list in the print magazine.

Photos by Yago Hunt-Laudi and Andrew Evan John