Crystal Boson writes short, dense poems that lay bare the complicated geographies of the United States and the lives of the Black, queer, and marginalized bodies that dwell within its boundaries. They are dark matter, heavy and frightening things that will tear you open. She currently writes about and resides in the midwest.
She is a Cave Canem and Callaloo fellow, and was awarded the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award. She has work published in Blueshift Journal, Pank, Parcel, among other locations. Most recently her work: The Bitter Map was selected as the winner of the 2017 Honeysuckle Press Chapbook Contest by Saeed Jones
COMIC BOOk ✹ artist keynote
Thu Tran is an artist who makes comics, videos, and videogames. She is the author of Dust Pam, published by Peow Studios. Her comics have also been published by Kuš Komiks. She created and hosted stoner cooking shows for IFC and MTV, ('Food Party', 'Late Night Munchies') and has made short-form videos for Adult Swim, SuperDeluxe, and other outlets. Her videogames / video installations have been shown at the Museum of Moving Image, Fantastic Arcade, Babycastles, and at various art spaces, educational institutions, and events. Click here to explore Thu’s work! ⍩
MUSIC ✹ Emma Lee Toyoda & Leafraker
Leafraker is a big centipede poking out of a bag of sour gummies. There are still some gummies in the bag, but you can't get them because the centipede is in the way rapping about their problems.
$5 ~ All-Ages!
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Submissions to read your work at the 2018 Death Rattle Writer's Festival are currently CLOSED for poetry, flash fiction, and prose! Hugemongeous thank you to everyone who sent us their work this year.
Check out the posters & calendar below for full festival schedule and events!
✉ Note! Anyone traveling from out of town (or from Boise and are wanting to party down in Nampa)
to attend the fest or to share your work — DRWF has a discounted nightly rate courtesy of the Best Western in downtown Nampa for Single K or Double QQ Rooms!
✶ Complimentary breakfast in the morning and there is a pool and hot tub, and close to all the festival events downtown! ✶
Click below to book your stay for the festival !
(Link will take you directly to the Death Rattle Writers Fest block of rooms.)
- Dec 21, 2018 The Spill: Artificial Wonderland ft.Debbra Palmer Dec 21, 2018
- October 2018
- Sep 15, 2018 Festival Flash Fiction Submissions Closed Sep 15, 2018
- Sep 14, 2018 The Spill: At the Lake Sep 14, 2018
- Sep 11, 2018 Pre Spill: At the Lake: a storytelling workshop Sep 11, 2018
- Sep 8, 2018 Things Zine and Unzine: a zinesmithing workshop Sep 8, 2018
- Sep 7, 2018 Festival Poetry and Prose Submissions CLOSED Sep 7, 2018
- Aug 17, 2018 Oracles & Oathbreakers: a fantasy flash fiction workshoppe Aug 17, 2018
- July 2018
- May 2018
- Apr 13, 2018 Ghosts & Projectors. a poetry speakeasy. Apr 13, 2018
- Mar 25, 2018 Storyfort & DRWF Present Local's only Poetry & Mimosa Zone Mar 25, 2018
- Mar 22, 2018 Storyfort Presents - The Odyssey VS Death Rattle: A Ballet Mar 22, 2018
- Mar 20, 2018 Obroboro Submissions Closed Mar 20, 2018
- Feb 9, 2018 The Spill: Duel Feb 9, 2018
- Jan 20, 2018 Oroboros Submissions Open Jan 20, 2018
- Jan 14, 2018 Death Rattle Reading Series 2k18 ~ Winter with Franklin K. R. Cline and Sierra-Nicole Qualles Jan 14, 2018