Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 1
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 1

✹ Welcome to Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 — D A Y 1 ✹

Can't wait to get this weekend started with all of us joining together as one big, poetry slime that feels like a hug giving you a hug...

Join us the Flying M Coffee Nampa, ID for our Opening Poetry Showcase, featuring local & regional poets!

Then enjoy Treasure Valley Storytelling staple The Spill!
TRUE STORIES TOLD LIVE on a sPooKy oCtoBer tHeme!
For anyone unfamiliar, 5 minutes or less for open-mic, true stories shared from the community, by the community.

Then scooch on over to PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa for FLASH FICTION on THE INTERNET. 600 words or less -

Submit to read your flash fiction at THE INTERNET until Sept 15!
https://deathrattlewritersfestival.submittable.com/submit

See you there, seedpod... ❁

5:30pm - 6:35pm — Opening Poetry Showcase ~ free!
7:00pm - 9:00pm — The Spill ~ $3
Flash Fiction PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa

Free! Donate at the Spill! All-Ages!
(prefunk is has all ages seating in Wall Street Alley.
21+ service for those 21+)

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RSVP to let your friends know you're going! Invite a friend!
Can't wait to celebrate the literary arts with you all!

Submit to read your work at the festival until Sept 15th!
https://www.deathrattlewritersfest.org/submit
https://deathrattlewritersfestival.submittable.com/submit
#drwf2019

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Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 2
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 2

✹ Welcome to Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 — D A Y 2 ✹

What an amazing day to spend soaking up the amazing work of our keynotes alongside readers like you!

Join us at Flying M Coffee Nampa for our totally sick & rad Book Fair, featuring over two dozen vendors, including the amazingly talented keynotes! Check out their work below and stay tuned for more vendor announcements!

@DDOOGG is an artist collective and independent press focused on publishing alternative, experimental, and abstract comics. Originally co-founded in 2015 by a small group of undergraduate students at Emily Carr University, DDOOGG is now run by Cristian Hernandez and Juli Majer, and affiliated with a growing number of Vancouver-based alt-comic artists.

Book Fair ✹ Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 will also be featuring a bit of music for your ears, drink coupons for folks who purchase a nice treat from a vendor provided by PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa for those 21+ and poets as well oh my goodness !!!

✹✹✹ Next, expect even more at Flying M Coffee Nampa for our LGBTQIA Poetry Showcase, featuring award-winning cartoonist and writer Carta Monir.
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Carta Monir is an award-winning cartoonist and micropress publisher living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She's six foot one.

Read her work online + see more as a contributor on patreon!
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✹✹✹Following is our Main Poetry Showcase with our incredible 2019 keynote poet, Ryka Aoki, alongside local & regional poets.

Ryka Aoki is the author of Seasonal Velocities, He Mele a Hilo and Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul. She has appeared inVogue, Elle, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Huffington Post, and was honored by the California State Senate for “extraordinary commitment to the visibility and well-being of Transgender people.” She worked with the American Association of Hiroshima Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors, and two of her compositions were adopted as the organization’s official “songs of peace.”

Ryka is the Director of The After School Workspace at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Head Instructor of Supernova Queer Martial Arts, and Founder of Studio Passoire. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University and is professor of English at Santa Monica College.


Wait, if you ever cared for us, then please don't leave yet. Oh, we're glad you decided to stay, because this "day two of the festival" concludes with ★DANCE PARTY★ Mingle your bones alongside everyone who has shared their incredible work with us and cut up the rug to tunes selected by crowd favourites dj don vapor and dj pepsyultra. Think punch, drinks, balloons and and all your friends and local crushables at Lloyd Square.

See you there, sunspot... ✺

Flying M Coffee Garage —
10:00am - 3:00pm — Book Fair ✹ Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ft. ddoogg, Ryka Aoki, and Carta Monir

Flying M Coffee Nampa
4:00pm - 5:30pm — LGBTQIA+ Poetry Showcase
6:00pm - 8:00pm — Keynote & Main Poetry Showcase, ft. Ryka Aoki and Carta Monir

Lloyd Square, Nampa, ID
8:30pm - 11:30pm — Dance Party
ft. dj d o n v a p o r and dj pepsyultra

Free! All-Ages!
Beverages for those 21+

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RSVP to let your friends know you're going! Invite a friend!
Can't wait to celebrate the literary arts with you all!

Submit to read your work at the festival until Sept 15th!
https://www.deathrattlewritersfest.org/submit
#drwf2019

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 Hell◈Raver
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Hell◈Raver

A witch's cry echos into the night that is the Hell◈Raver dance party ~ a place to meet greet and celebrate all the artists sharing their work at Death Rattle 2019 and dance the nightosphere away at Lloyd Square, Nampa, ID.

x2 the double trouble with both of your favourite DJs ~ 𝘋𝘑 𝘗𝘖𝘊𝘈𝘙𝘐_𝘚𝘞𝘌𝘈𝘛 and faʟse ᴅj ᴘeᴘsʏ uʟᴛra
marching hand in hand into 𝔬𝔟𝔩𝔦𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔫

there's going to be ★ KAREOKE ★ time as well 😈

An exceptional way to end the day after a day of
Book Fair ✹ Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019,
the LGBTQIA+ Poetry Showcase, ft. Carta Monir,
the Keynote & Main Poetry Showcase, ft. Ryka Aoki
All at the Flying M Coffee Nampa !

we wouldn't be mad if you *were* in a costume

★ free & all-ages
and those beverages for 21+
from PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa

Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 1

Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 2
Book Fair ✹ Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019
Death Rattle Writers Fest Presents Hell◈Raver

Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 3
Erotica ✹ Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019

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Book Fair ✹ Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Book Fair ✹ Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019

Join us at Flying M Coffee Nampa for our totally sick & rad Book Fair, featuring over two dozen local, national, and international vendors including the amazingly talented keynotes from DRWF2019 who make comic books, zines, poetry collections, chapbooks, prints, and more! Check out the keynotes work below and RSVP for more vendor announcements!

☺ Book Fair Party will also be featuring a bit of music for your ears, drink coupons for folks who purchase a nice treat from a vendor provided by PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa for those 21+
and poets as well oh my goodness !!!

RSVP to let your friends know you're going! Invite a friend!
Can't wait to celebrate the literary arts with you all!

☼ SEE BELOW FOR VENDOR APPLICATIONS! ☼

✹✹✹ Make a day of it and stick around for Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 2 for readings by these talented folks and join in on Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day to attend their free and all-ages workshops!

@DDOOGG is an artist collective and independent press focused on publishing alternative, experimental, and abstract comics. Originally co-founded in 2015 by a small group of undergraduate students at Emily Carr University, DDOOGG is now run by Cristian Hernandez and Juli Majer, and affiliated with a growing number of Vancouver-based alt-comic artists.
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Carta Monir is an award-winning cartoonist and micropress publisher living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She's six foot one.

Read her work online + see more as a contributor on patreon!

Ryka Aoki is the author of Seasonal Velocities, He Mele a Hilo and Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul. She has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Huffington Post, and was honored by the California State Senate for “extraordinary commitment to the visibility and well-being of Transgender people.” She worked with the American Association of Hiroshima Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors, and two of her compositions were adopted as the organization’s official “songs of peace.”

Ryka is the Director of The After School Workspace at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Head Instructor of Supernova Queer Martial Arts, and Founder of Studio Passoire. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University and is professor of English at Santa Monica College.


Free! All-Ages!
Beverages for those 21+
And always awesome coffee & bakery snacks from Flying M ♥

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Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 3

Submit to vend at the book fair here:
https://www.deathrattlewritersfest.org/bookfair-apply

Submit to read your work at the festival until Sept 15th!
https://www.deathrattlewritersfest.org/submit

#drwf2019

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Workshop: Carta Monir
Oct
6
2:30 PM14:30

Workshop: Carta Monir

Trauma based writing workshop: "It's Ok To Hurt Other People"
Instructor: Carta Monir
Free

Award-winning cartoonist Carta Monir presents a workshop designed to teach you to make comics about the things that scare you most, and the ethics of making work about people who are close to you.

Carta will give a short presentation about her own work and then move into workshop. Designed for all levels of comics-making, no experience required.
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Catch Carta's reading Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 2, her tabling at the Book Fair ✹ Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019, for this free workshop and the Erotica showcase Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 3!

Read her work online + see more as a contributor on patreon!
www.cartamonir.com

RSVP to let people know you're going and bring along a friend!

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Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 3
Oct
6
2:30 PM14:30

Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 3

✹ Welcome to Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 — D A Y 3 ✹

Bring your pencils and minds for molding for two workshops from our artist keynotes, Carta Monir and DDOOGG.
Free! From amazing artists!

✹✹✹ Next, please join us at Lloyd Square, Nampa, ID for our Closing Poetry Showcase, featuring our amazing 2018 spotlight poet, Feng Sun Chen, and local & regional poets.


Carta Monir is an award-winning cartoonist and micropress publisher living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She's six foot one.

DDOOGG is an artist collective and independent press focused on publishing alternative, experimental, and abstract comics. Originally co-founded in 2015 by a small group of undergraduate students at Emily Carr University, DDOOGG is now run by Cristian Hernandez and Juli Majer, and affiliated with a growing number of Vancouver-based alt-comic artists.

DDOOGG has published the work of numerous local and international artists, both online and in print, and exhibited at book fairs in cities across Canada, United States, Europe and Asia, including: Vancouver Art/Book Fair (2016-18) Vancouver Comics Art Festival (2018-19), Toronto Comic Arts Festival (2016-18), Zine Daze (2018), Los Angeles Art Book Fair (2016), Comics Art Brooklyn (2017), Short Run Festival (2017-18) Print Ready VII - Minibar Stockholm (2016), The Future of Comics - Fumetto Festival (2019) and Picnic Art Festival, Shanghai (2018).
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Nextly, but also lastly, EROTICA READING.
21+ explicit reading from curated stories about how to trust your heart's butt! Venue TBA.

See you there, gem ♦

Downtown Nampa —
2:30pm - 3:30pm — Workshop: Carta Monir
3:45pm - 4:45pm — Workshop: DD00GG
5:30pm - 7:00pm — Poetry Showcase
7:30pm - 9:00pm — EROTICA

Free & All-Ages - excepting EROTICA: 21+

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RSVP to let your friends know you're going! Invite a friend!
Can't wait to celebrate the literary arts with you all!

Submit to read your work at the festival until Sept 15th!
https://www.deathrattlewritersfest.org/submit
#drwf2019

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Workshop: Juli Majer + Cristian Hernandez (DDOOGG)
Oct
6
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Juli Majer + Cristian Hernandez (DDOOGG)

Comics and Abstraction
Intructors: Cristian Hernandez-Blick + Juli Majer
Of DDOOGG publications
Free

Abstract comics are experiencing something of a resurgence within the alternative comics community. Complimenting this work is the myriad ways in which the role of abstraction in comics has been theorized: in opposition to figuration; antithetical to narrative clarity; a medium for deconstructing representation; a form of resistance to interpretive conventions; a bridge connecting comic art with other contemporary mediums, and so on. It is our belief that the terrain of abstract comics has yet to be fully traversed–both conceptually and in practice–and remains teeming with still dormant potential for experimentation and creativity.

★In this workshop, we endeavour to facilitate a contribution to this resurgence. Following a short artist talk concerning our own relationship to abstraction in comics, participants are encouraged to explore these ideas through a hands-on comic-making session. We welcome the use of multiple mediums and artistic resources, however all work should be produced on paper no larger than legal-size (8.5x14), and any final pieces should be scannable. All comics produced during this workshop will be assembled, condensed, edited, and reproduced as a limited edition zine following the festival!

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Be sure to catch DD00GG at the festival Book Fair ✹ Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019!

DDOOGG is an artist collective and independent press focused on publishing alternative, experimental, and abstract comics. Originally co-founded in 2015 by a small group of undergraduate students at Emily Carr University, DDOOGG is now run by Cristian Hernandez and Juli Majer, and affiliated with a growing number of Vancouver-based alt-comic artists.

DDOOGG has published the work of numerous local and international artists, both online and in print, and exhibited at book fairs in cities across Canada, United States, Europe and Asia, including: Vancouver Art/Book Fair (2016-18) Vancouver Comics Art Festival (2018-19), Toronto Comic Arts Festival (2016-18), Zine Daze (2018), Los Angeles Art Book Fair (2016), Comics Art Brooklyn (2017), Short Run Festival (2017-18) Print Ready VII - Minibar Stockholm (2016), The Future of Comics - Fumetto Festival (2019) and Picnic Art Festival, Shanghai (2018).

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Don't miss Workshop: Carta Monir before this at 2:30!

RSVP to the whole day of events:
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Erotica ✹ Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Erotica ✹ Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019

I beg your pardon? What is... "erotica?" Oh, I'm so glad you asked! Do but listen, and I shall explain! For the purposes of our s***** literary exhibition, "erotica" is literature of a s***** peculiarity which, with your consent, may elicit feelings of s***** a****** within your b***. Oh I knooow, quite thrilling, yes? Hmmmm? What are the expurgated wooooords, you ask? A fine question, one that a s***** d****** might propose... if you ask me... a s***** d******! Ha ha, but all waggery aside, the s***** literature you will hear at our s***** literary exhibition will not be bowdlerized, and you may, at your liberty, permit yourself to absorb every s***** word in all its n**** glory. So prepare your b***, if you desire, to be s******* a******, with your consent, by literature of the most s***** variety available to humanity!

Explicit reading in Wall St. Alley, beside PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa, featuring Carta Monir!


Carta Monir is an award-winning cartoonist and micropress publisher living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She's six foot one.

Read her work online + see more as a contributor on patreon!

RSVP to invite friends and let people know you are going!


Hyperlink hyperzone:
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Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019 ✹ Day 2
Book Fair ✹ Death Rattle Writers Festival 2019
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FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS CLOSE
Sep
15
11:00 PM23:00

FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS CLOSE

Call to perform your work live at the 2019 Death Rattle Writers Festival is now CLOSED!

Bookfair applications close Sept 15th as well.
Email deathrattlewriter@gmail.com with any questions or concerns!

Please allow up to two weeks after submissions close for us to reply to regarding your submission.

Thank you for sending us your work and we look forward to getting to know you!

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Karaoke Benefit ✿ Death Rattle Writers Fest
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Karaoke Benefit ✿ Death Rattle Writers Fest

What a summer of singing along to your favourite jammers in the car am I right! Well, here's a chance to channel that energy for a good cause! A karaoke benefit for Death Rattle Writers Fest!

Join us at PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa for a night of joyous karaoke to celebrate all of your favourite songs to sing!
Added bonus, your support at the bar directly supports paying artists for their time and talent that they will be sharing their work with us at Death Rattle Writers Fest 2019!

✿ Help us kick off DRWF2019 with a banger or two.
Can't wait to queue up ur sultry summer sounds in Wall Street Alley, Nampa ID.

RSVP to invite your karaoke crew!
Tip your Karaoke DJ!
21+ inside - Wall Street Alley is all-ages.

RSVP to Death Rattle 2019!
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The Spill: On the Road
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Spill: On the Road

One time I hitched a ride to the Flying Rod Conservatory to photograph & observe rod behavior for my research into human-rod ascension. By chance I'd found a motorist who was also heading to the Conservatory. 'Perfect,' I thought, 'perhaps I can persuade them into being my research assistant for the day!' However, the moment I unloaded my equipment from their car, they peeled out & left me high, dry, & dusty. A shiver jostled my flesh as I realized I'd ridden with the 'phantom On the Road!'

Anyway, this time at The Spill we'll hear about rollicking road trips run amok, malevolent motorists gone hogwild, and potholes so fissured & figurative that we almost quit driving car for good! Ehh, uhh, figuratively!

Come to The Spill and hear true stories told live! This time our theme will be On the Road, inspired by the poetry of Susannah Oxley! All the stories will be true, straight from the mouths of audience members, all relating in whichever way to the theme, On the Road.

$3 at the door. All Ages! Grab your gearshift and drift on down to Flying M Coffee Nampa! Grease your engines with some "automotive lubricants" provided by PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa! No, not real automotive lubricants, you croakin' crankshaft! Beers, ha ha!!

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✹ Comic Workshop Class 4
Sep
1
6:30 PM18:30

✹ Comic Workshop Class 4

✹ Come join us for this adult all-levels Four-week comic creating workshop! We will be creating comics/zines focusing on: Narrative & Dialogue, Character Creation, Paneling, Zine & Printmaking and Peer Review.

Each class will have an open hour prior to the class start time to free draw, socialize, and share/read comics brought by instructors or other peers.

This workshop will meet Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on August 4th, 11th, 18th, and Sept 1st.

Sometimes our emotions and experiences are so transformative that the best way to articulate ourselves is through a tactile relationship between words and visuals. Comic books communicate an intense atmosphere that delves thoughtfully into the themes anywhere from hyper realism, poetics, stoner humor, fantasy/sci-fi fiction, horror and abstract surrealism.

These workshops are intended to encourage a creative space for both visual and narrative based artists that will replicate and draw from the vitality and social energy of zine fairs and comics festivals. We want to highlight and build a community around how comics are made starting with the underlying creative labour that gets a comic started in the creator and to how it gets onto the page.

This workshop series is age: 18+
Limited capacity of 12 students for this series.

4 Classes - Aug 4 , 11, 18, and Sept 1.
Workshop flat fee $27 per student (this one time fee goes directly back to paying the 3 instructors and towards bringing in 2 writer/comic book artist for Death Rattle Writers Festival to teach free workshops during the 2019 festival).

Register/Reserve here!!!
RSVP for updates.

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If you have any technical difficulties with registering or submittable is not accessible to you, let us know at deathrattlewriter@gmail.com.

Don’t wait to start working on what you are going to sling at the Death Rattle Book Fair!
Join us!

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✹ Comic Workshop Class 3
Aug
18
6:30 PM18:30

✹ Comic Workshop Class 3

✹ Come join us for this adult all-levels Four-week comic creating workshop! We will be creating comics/zines focusing on: Narrative & Dialogue, Character Creation, Paneling, Zine & Printmaking and Peer Review.

Each class will have an open hour prior to the class start time to free draw, socialize, and share/read comics brought by instructors or other peers.

This workshop will meet Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on August 4th, 11th, 18th, and Sept 1st.

Sometimes our emotions and experiences are so transformative that the best way to articulate ourselves is through a tactile relationship between words and visuals. Comic books communicate an intense atmosphere that delves thoughtfully into the themes anywhere from hyper realism, poetics, stoner humor, fantasy/sci-fi fiction, horror and abstract surrealism.

These workshops are intended to encourage a creative space for both visual and narrative based artists that will replicate and draw from the vitality and social energy of zine fairs and comics festivals. We want to highlight and build a community around how comics are made starting with the underlying creative labour that gets a comic started in the creator and to how it gets onto the page.

This workshop series is age: 18+
Limited capacity of 12 students for this series.

4 Classes - Aug 4 , 11, 18, and Sept 1.
Workshop flat fee $27 per student (this one time fee goes directly back to paying the 3 instructors and towards bringing in 2 writer/comic book artist for Death Rattle Writers Festival to teach free workshops during the 2019 festival).

Register/Reserve here!!!
RSVP for updates.

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If you have any technical difficulties with registering or submittable is not accessible to you, let us know at deathrattlewriter@gmail.com.

Don’t wait to start working on what you are going to sling at the Death Rattle Book Fair!
Join us!

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The Internet: Flash Fiction Workshop
Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

The Internet: Flash Fiction Workshop

Welcome to our FREE writing workshops that Death Rattle Writers Festival hosts annually. In addition to a thrilling workshop, we will be focusing on the FLASH FICTION theme for intended readings on October 4th on day one of the festival.

✎ Death Rattle Workshop Series: The Internet
For beginning to intermediate writers, this workshop draws on the diverse motifs of the world inside the Internet. With such a broadband topic writers can experiment with virtual reality in many aspects, from hyper realistic experiences to Ghost in the Shell/Matrix dystopian worlds to ridiculous fan fiction of your favorite video games or VR experiences. In this workshop we will focus on who you are in the the hive of the wired mind. With a small lecture, prompts, and group discussions.

At Push And Pour
5:30 pm - Free
Coffee, snacks, and beer + wine for those 21+

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✹ Comic Workshop Class 2
Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

✹ Comic Workshop Class 2

✹ Come join us for this adult all-levels Four-week comic creating workshop! We will be creating comics/zines focusing on: Narrative & Dialogue, Character Creation, Paneling, Zine & Printmaking and Peer Review.

Each class will have an open hour prior to the class start time to free draw, socialize, and share/read comics brought by instructors or other peers.

This workshop will meet Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on August 4th, 11th, 18th, and Sept 1st.

Sometimes our emotions and experiences are so transformative that the best way to articulate ourselves is through a tactile relationship between words and visuals. Comic books communicate an intense atmosphere that delves thoughtfully into the themes anywhere from hyper realism, poetics, stoner humor, fantasy/sci-fi fiction, horror and abstract surrealism.

These workshops are intended to encourage a creative space for both visual and narrative based artists that will replicate and draw from the vitality and social energy of zine fairs and comics festivals. We want to highlight and build a community around how comics are made starting with the underlying creative labour that gets a comic started in the creator and to how it gets onto the page.

This workshop series is age: 18+
Limited capacity of 12 students for this series.

4 Classes - Aug 4 , 11, 18, and Sept 1.
Workshop flat fee $27 per student (this one time fee goes directly back to paying the 3 instructors and towards bringing in 2 writer/comic book artist for Death Rattle Writers Festival to teach free workshops during the 2019 festival).

Register/Reserve here!!!
RSVP for updates.

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If you have any technical difficulties with registering or submittable is not accessible to you, let us know at deathrattlewriter@gmail.com.

Don’t wait to start working on what you are going to sling at the Death Rattle Book Fair!
Join us!

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✹ Comic Workshop Series
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

✹ Comic Workshop Series

✹ Come join us for this adult all-levels Four-week comic creating workshop! We will be creating comics/zines focusing on: Narrative & Dialogue, Character Creation, Paneling, Zine & Printmaking and Peer Review.

Each class will have an open hour prior to the class start time to free draw, socialize, and share/read comics brought by instructors or other peers.

This workshop will meet Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on August 4th, 11th, 18th, and Sept 1st.

Sometimes our emotions and experiences are so transformative that the best way to articulate ourselves is through a tactile relationship between words and visuals. Comic books communicate an intense atmosphere that delves thoughtfully into the themes anywhere from hyper realism, poetics, stoner humor, fantasy/sci-fi fiction, horror and abstract surrealism.

These workshops are intended to encourage a creative space for both visual and narrative based artists that will replicate and draw from the vitality and social energy of zine fairs and comics festivals. We want to highlight and build a community around how comics are made starting with the underlying creative labour that gets a comic started in the creator and to how it gets onto the page.

This workshop series is age: 18+
Limited capacity of 12 students for this series.

4 Classes - Aug 4 , 11, 18, and Sept 1.
Workshop flat fee $27 per student (this one time fee goes directly back to paying the 3 instructors and towards bringing in 2 writer/comic book artist for Death Rattle Writers Festival to teach free workshops during the 2019 festival).

Register/Reserve here!!!
RSVP for updates.

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If you have any technical difficulties with registering or submittable is not accessible to you, let us know at deathrattlewriter@gmail.com.

Don’t wait to start working on what you are going to sling at the Death Rattle Book Fair!
Join us!

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The Spill: Horsin' Around
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Spill: Horsin' Around

Come to The Spill and hear true stories told live! This time our theme will be Horsin' Around, inspired by the fiction of Joel Wayne! All the stories will be true, straight from the horse's mouth, all relating in whichever way to the theme, Horsin' Around.

RSVP to let your friends know you’re going!

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On Reading | your work as a performance : a workshop.
Jun
27
to Jun 28

On Reading | your work as a performance : a workshop.

☞ Your work as a performance! with Tyler Brewington.
● Finding your personal voice that's true to your work.
✎ Performing for a crowd can seem terrifyingly vulnerable, but sharing work with an audience also has the potential to be one of the most generous and transformative aspects of the creative process. In this workshop, we’ll talk about the positive experiences, both as performers and audience members, that have influenced our thinking about what it means to be a “good reader” of one’s own work. Let’s figure out how to get you up there feeling a little less lonely––and a lot less afraid––the next time it’s your turn to take the stage.

At Neckar Coffee.
Free & All Ages.

RSVP to let your friends know you’re going + invite someone!
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Tyler Brewington is the author of the chapbook Dear Stray Volcano (alice blue, 2015) and, with Kelly Schirmann, the collection Boyfriend Mountain (Poor Claudia, 2015). His poems have appeared in PEN America’s PEN Poetry Series, Salt Hill, Powder Keg, Sixth Finch, COAST|noCOAST, and elsewhere. He received an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and he is from Boise, Idaho.

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FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS OPEN ☻
Jun
24
8:00 AM08:00

FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS OPEN ☻

Call to perform your work live at the 2019 Death Rattle Writers Festival is now OPEN!!

Bookfair applications are now OPEN!!
Email deathrattlewriter@gmail.com with any questions or concerns!

Please allow up to two weeks after submissions close for us to reply to regarding your submission.
CLICK HERE FOR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES!

Thank you for sending us your work and we look forward to getting to know you!

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Emma Lee Toyoda, The Prom Effect & Poetry ✎
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

Emma Lee Toyoda, The Prom Effect & Poetry ✎

✿ Springy House Show in Nampa! Warm up your bones with music from a sunflower name of Emma Lee Toyoda and soak up the hot new tunes from @ThePromEffect. ✿

Exact time & Poets TBA - Be sure to RSVP for updates!
DM for address.

Sign Up to read your poetry! There are slots open!
Email us at deathrattlewriter@gmail.com or DM one of us. Reading time is about 3 poems max.
1. Evelyn Henry
2. Doug Kopec
3. Alex Fox
4. Jess Johnson
5. John Lea
6. Alex Lindberg

Emma Lee Toyoda is a queer non-binary sunflower, grown in Seattle, WA. ELT makes empathetic softpunk tunes for you to wipe your tears with and hug your friends to. They perform solo and full band shows, backed by friends from grade school, Zeke Bender (drums) and Khyre Matthews (bass).

Their next EP “i don’t wanna play ur show” will be released May 3rd on ENBY PARTY followed by a month-long U.S. tour. Follow ELT on instagram @emmaleetoyoda to keep up to date on tour / release info!
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From Death Rattle Writers Festival.
Bonus! Help celebrate Dig Reeder's birth at the show!

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Idaho Gives: Donate to Death Rattle
May
2
12:00 AM00:00

Idaho Gives: Donate to Death Rattle

✎ As always, Death Rattle is striving to create programming that reflects and invites an inspiring and atmospheric outlet for local artists and marginalized communities fostering an accessible, diverse, and unique literary scene in our community.

We look forward to being able to create year-round workshops and education, readings that feature our community members like you alongside nationally recognized poets and artists, to providing one of the only online publishing journals in the Treasure Valley; all this working in tandem to create a place to sow seeds, jump in, and hold up a robust creative community.

All of this culminates in the festival you know and love, taking place over two days in October 2018. 
We at Death Rattle are as ambitious as always and in 2019, we are excited to be able to bring artists and writers into the Treasure Valley to be featured alongside our strong and diversely talented group of authors creating and performing here locally; All made possible by your generous contribution.

SAVE THE DATE!
LINKS TO DONATE COMING SOON!

#idahogives

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The Spill: Midnight Snack
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

The Spill: Midnight Snack

☞ Hunger can strike at any hour, and that even includes Midnight!! But in the magical, mystical night, do take care that your hunger doesn't end up consuming You, instead of the other way around, such as when you have lunch or whatever like normal!!

This time at The Spill we'll hear about the hungers that arise well past bedtime, the secrets you indulge while the world slumbers, the unexpected delights in the middle of the night, and perhaps... the time you crept into the kitchen & took a big bite out of the cheeeeese! Oh yes, yooooou thought we wouldn't know if we didn't see you do it, but we'd recognize those teeth marks in our sleep!

Come to The Spill and hear true stories told live! This time our theme will be Midnight Snack, inspired by the poetry of Ameerah Bader! All the stories will be true, straight from the mouths of audience members, all relating in whichever way to the theme, Midnight Snack.

$3 at the door. All Ages! Treat yourself to a moonlit morsel or two at Flying M Coffee Nampa! PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa will be on the scene serving nightcaps.

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#thespill #spillyourstories #drwf2019

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Four Words: An Open-House of 1-Hr Literary Workshops
Mar
2
1:30 PM13:30

Four Words: An Open-House of 1-Hr Literary Workshops

You there, down-hearted scrivener by day's light, wishful weaver of tales & turns by night! If whims & words you fancy, then wander thy weary self to the Nampa Publick Lectorium of Miscellany, & there receive the coveted auspices of Semi-Compleat Literary Wisdom, as Death Rattle Writers Festival presents a scribbler's medley of swift & sundry literary workshoppes! *agitated cackling*



Ha ha, pretty cool, huh? I wrote that intro using the skills I learned at a Death Rattle workshop last year... and you can too! On Saturday, March 2nd, join me at the Nampa Public Library for a series of short workshops on literary subjects such as poetry, fiction, playwriting, and comics, won't you?

Oh, by the way, I can tell from that look on your face that you're probably wondering who I am right about now. Ha ha, well, I'm just another aspiring wordsmith like you, my friend...

[As they put on a very cool, very familiar pair of sunglasses and disappear into the afternoon mall crowd, you realize they were you from the future, and you just smile and shake your head. You can't believe how cool you're gonna turn out because of these workshops. The End.]

We've got local poets and educators Debbra Palmer and Catherine Kyle, and local playwright and actor Dakota Brown teaching three of these workshops! Read below for the deets on what they have planned for you!

From Catherine Kyle:
Inner Landscapes: Poetry Comics, Metaphor, and Visual Emotion

 In our day-to-day lives, we use metaphor to describe emotion all the time: We might say a day was full of smooth sailing, or that we have a tough row to hoe. Often, these metaphors center on nature—terrains, animals, weather, and more. We get butterflies in our stomachs and feathers in our brains, stars in our eyes and warmth in our hearts. In this short workshop, we’ll write about and illustrate some of these feelings using the genre of poetry comics. Inspired by linguists and manga artists alike, we’ll explore our inner landscapes and see what climates and creatures dwell there, waiting to be let lose. Watercolors will be available, but feel free to bring your own supplies as well!

Expect this amazing class from poet and edcuator Debbra Palmer!
Windowing for Writers – A Four-Panel Journaling Technique.

Windowing is a simple (and fun) journaling technique that anyone can do. Learn to be more present and creative using tools you already have when you don’t have a lot of time. All you’ll need is a pen or pencil and paper. You may also bring a journal if you have one. We will be accessing and tuning our perception and memory skills, making short lists and drawing together. We will also discuss ways that the technique generates writing prompts.

More class info upcoming!

Saturday, March 2 | Free
1:30pm - 5:00pm @ Nampa Public Library
5:00pm ish - 6:00pm @Flying M Coffee Nampa
More details to be announced as we get closer to the date!
All ages & experience levels welcome!

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#deathrattle #nampaarts

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Gold Key, Silver Key ✎ a YA Scholastics Reading
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Gold Key, Silver Key ✎ a YA Scholastics Reading

☞ Gold Key, Silver Key: a YA Scholastics Reading

A multi-genre reading by Idaho's young writers awarded with Gold and Silver Keys by the Idaho Scholastic Writing Awards.

Join us for this celebration of our young writing community in Idaho. Susannah Oxley, a distinguished Gold Key Scholastic Alumni, will be featured along side select readers from this year’s Gold and Silver key winners!

Presented by Idaho Scholastic Writing Awards,
Death Rattle Writers Festival, and Rediscovered Books.
Come and enjoy what our young writers are capable of ✎
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February 24
2pm to 3:30pm
Free & All Ages!

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The Spill: Chemistry
Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Spill: Chemistry

Did you ever look into the handsome eyes of a person you love? Did they meet your loving gaze and give you the dreamy wink of romance? And did you both get an F in chemistry class cuz instead of taking chemistry notes you were passing each other love notes? Well you know what they say, two Fs make a Fond Feeling! ... What? Well... that's what you think, but... that absolutely IS what people say... frequently... where I'm from... where they still believe in true love!

This time at The Spill we'll hear about the sudden sparks that flew between friends who thought they'd always be alone, the kind of chemistry experiments that explode catastrophically but somehow result in major scientific progress, or the utter lack of chemistry between two-to-three actors & how it completely ruined the movie, why won't you just admit it??

Come to The Spill and hear true stories told live! This time our theme will be Chemistry, inspired by the poetry of CL Young! All the stories will be true, straight from the mouths of audience members, all relating in whichever way to the theme, Chemistry.

$3 at the door. All Ages! Put on your safety goggles, fire up your Bunsen burners, & open your hearts at Flying M Coffee Nampa! PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa will be on-site serving tenderness potions.

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→ Note a slightly earlier starting time! The Flying M has new hours and so do we! We can't wait to see all of you!
#drwf2019

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