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The Spill: Games We Play

ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET...Death Rattle Writers Festival presents: The Spill. Come listen to true stories told by real people. 

RULES OF PLAY: Attendees are invited to come and listen to a wide array of true stories on the theme The Games We Play. They can also tell a five-minute true story live that relates literally or figuratively to the poem of the night: Fetch by Jonathan Schoenfelder who will be at the event to read their poem LIVE. ♥ Tell us your stories of games you play. Tell of your wins, your loses, your draws. Whether it is childhood games, board games, video games, real people sports, or relationship games. Bring your stories.

THE OBJECT OF THE GAME: Hear a poem, hear true stories, have a laugh, have a cry, learn about others. 

BONUS LEVEL UP: We have two awesome sidekicks on this quest! PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa will be serving cool drinks in the Flying M, and Spoonthumb Ice Cream will be serving cool scoops! 

FETCH By Jonathan Shoenfelder        

 
I'm hot, miserable, and sweating
she's hot, but she's not sweating
because she's a dog and dogs don't sweat

she brings me rocks and I throw them
those are the rules of this game:
throw a thing, and then fetch a thing
crusted slobbermud dries on my fingers
the rock goes and Juniper's mouth returns

this game has innumerable rules
their enumeration held in our objects
that the rock is not a dove
that my arm does not explode
that time and space and gravity go on

it's in the game that we're transformed
two incomprehensible species and a rock
into a single organic pulse
communicating instantly in this system
throw a thing, and then fetch a thing

we're inside and it's cooler here
Juniper panting laying on the floor
before she stretches, curls, and falls asleep
happily exhausted in her doggie dream
simple and, for now, incomprehensible


Come along, invite your friends, like The Spill's page and its sponsors: Death Rattle Writers Festival. Also check out our friends Flying M Coffeegarage. Admission is $3.00 at the door.