Welcome to the third day of the Fourth Annual Death Rattle Writers Festival!
The day will start with DEATH RATTLE BOOK FAIR at the Wall-Street Alley & PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa! This is where all the wonderful poets and authors who have participated in this year's festival will have a space to sell their BOOKS and talk to each and every one of you. Local and regional writers will partake along with local book stores in the Treasure Valley. Oh snap and we also have regional and local CHAPBOOKS and anthologies to view or purchase along with ZINES and COMICS oooh my gawd! [All ages; 21+ get a $1 Mimosa w/ purchase of a book or zine!] Click HERE to RSVP and receive updates!
Up next, poet and author Mike Young will be teaching a free workshop at the Nampa Public Library! Mike says, "In this workshop, we will explore what it means to “read” a poem out loud. In this workshop, we will explore how to memorize our poems somewhere in our body. We will practice a little. We will talk about urgency and shyness. Activism and audience. Faking it to get your secrets true. We will talk about basements and microphones." Click HERE to RSVP to Mike's workshop!
After a late-afternoon break, we'll head to Flying M Coffeegarage to hear first-hand stories from members of the Treasure Valley's growing refugee community, as they expound on the themes of culture, family and community in "Motherland: A Story Collage of Refugee Experiences." With Idaho Office for Refugees, coordinated by Amanda Ranth.
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Next, join us at Lloyd Square for a reading by our keynote poet, the incredible Serena Chopra. Featured writer Robert Lashley will also read his work, along with many other amazing local and regional poets in this major showcase.
AT NIGHT, AT LONG LAST, we celebrate the art and medium of HIP-HOP with two incredible Eastcoast artists: Donte Player [stage name Cauzndefx.], a native DMV artist with an eclectic taste for visual art, music and the occasional poetry; and FreshProduce., a Cleveland-based collective comprised of DJ Red-I (production) and Playne Jayne (vox). Hosted at Lloyd Square. CLICK HERE TO RSVP to the show!
Schedule Oct 7th:
12:00am – 2:30pm - DEATH RATTLE BOOK FAIR: Books/Zines/Comics from local & regional writers & booksellers! All ages; 21+ get a $1 mimosa w/ book/zine purchase!
at Wall-Street Alley & PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Free Workshop: Mike Young - YOU CAN PICK A WHOLE WAY YOUR BODY SCOOPS THE POEM OUT: A Workshop about how to perform poetry, especially if you are a little shy. Will be held at the Nampa Public Library
5:30pm – 7:00pm: Motherland: A Story Collage of Refugee Experiences, with Idaho Office for Refugees, & coordinated by Amanda Ranth
at Flying M Coffeegarage
8:00pm – 9:30pm: Keynote & Main Poetry Showcase
Featuring keynote Serena Chopra, spotlight Robert Lashley and many more!
at Lloyd Square, Nampa, ID
9:45 pm – 11:30pm: Hip-Hop Night! All ages!
Featuring FreshProduce. & Cauzndefx.
at Lloyd Square, Nampa, ID
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