Come to The Spill and hear true stories told live! This time our theme will be First Impressions, inspired by a collaborative poem from Alex J. Fox & Michael Green. All the stories will be true, straight from the mouths of audience members, all relating in whichever way to the theme of First Impressions.
Have you ever found yourself more focused on a poet’s socks than their words at a poetry reading? Yet when a friend or lover has read you a poem (and meant it), you have experienced that poems can actually be magical (when they’re not being presented as though you’re going to be quizzed on the content). If you’ve ever thought “this reading would have been so much better if the poet cared about what I wanted to hear,” then the Poetry Speakeasy is the event for you.
Death Rattle Writers Fest are excited to present a local poetry and fiction showcase as a part of Storyfort's mimosa zone at the Modern Hotel and Bar! It's a perfect place to relax after Treefort Music Fest-ing all week and get to know what some of your local writers have to share.
This special Storyfort crossover event presents Death Rattle Writers Festival writers Diana Forgione, Alex Yann, and Dig Reeder as they revisit the tales of The Odyssey to create original works of poetry and fiction which will culminate in a live reading, followed by the performance of three short contemporary ballets based on the work choreographed byDaniel Francis Ojeda of Ballet Idaho, Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill of Project Flux, and independent choreographer Selby Jenkins.
Oroboro Submissions Currently Closed.
Thank you to all who submitted; we are thoroughly relishing your submissions.
Forthcoming publication in April 2018.
It can be challenging and frustrating for artists early in their writing histories to seek publication, and OROBORO was founded in part to address that frustration. New writers deserve to see their work published, and deserve the same care and generosity shown to published authors. We love being the first publication of emerging writers and encourage submissions from people of any age and experience. We also expect experienced writers who submit for publication to embrace this attitude and find value in having their work published alongside new writers.
Submissions for first issue of Oroboros is now open.
It can be challenging and frustrating for artists early in their writing histories to seek publication, and OROBORO was founded in part to address that frustration. New writers deserve to see their work published, and deserve the same care and generosity shown to published authors. We love being the first publication for emerging writers to have their work featured in and encourage submissions from people of any age and experience. We also expect experienced writers who submit for publication to embrace this attitude and find value in having their work published alongside new writers.
Submissions will close on March 20. Issue to be published in April.
It is January. Please join Death Rattle Writers Festival & Rediscovered Bookshop in welcoming Milwaukee's Franklin K R Cline and L.A. based Sierra-Nicole Qualles of Vegetarian Alcoholic Press to the desolate walk-in freezer that is Boise, Idaho along with three fantastical Treasure Valley Poets that you know and love:
FRANKLIN K.R. CLINE is a PhD Candidate in English--Creative d at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, a member of Woodland Pattern Book Center’s Board of Directors, and the book reviews and interviews editor for cream city review. His book, So What (ISBN: 978-0-9992103-2-1), was published by Vegetarian Alcoholic in October.
SIERRA-NICOLE QUALLES is a phantom just trying to get by in Los Angeles. She finds comfort in the dark and inspiration in the indescribable. She can be found riding trains or in museums and is addicted to mannerisms. Her work can be found in Your Impossible Voice and OR. Her book, Loose Cannon (ISBN: 978-0-9992103-6-9), is forthcoming in January from Vegetarian Alcoholic.
JONATHAN SCHOENFELDER is a poet, singer, and animal cremator living in Nampa, Idaho. He received a Bachelors in English from Boise State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University. His work has appeared in Industrial Lunch and The Ill-Tempered Rubyist. He lives with his wife, two dogs, cat, and several dozen birds.
DIANA FORGIONE is the co-founder, host, and organizer of the Death Rattle Writers Festival, a Christopher Walken lookalike, a freelance writer and poet, and a judge and workshop instructor for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Their current interests are hard boiling eggs and deconstructing the psychosphere . They have an MFA in creative writing, are a member of the Writers Guild of America and perform their poetry at literary events across the PNW, including readings at Treefort Music Festival, Ghosts and Projectors, The Cabin literary center and many others. They are currently refining an anthology of poetry for publication.
ALEX J. FOX is a poet who sprouted from the great Northwest, whose hobbies/work cover many facets of art and emotional history, such as winemaking and general riff raff. They write predominately on queer identity, body dysphoria, estrangement, nostalgia, as well as the cycles of abuse and trauma. They have been fortunate enough to feature at events in Utah, such as participating in the Utah Arts Festival, and the coveted Street Poets team for Treefort Music Festival. They are currently an affiliate of Big Tree Arts as well as a former mentor in the Mentor-Artists Playwrights Project (MAPP). When not being That One Nerd Writing Poetry in a Coffee Shop, they can be found snuggling their cats at home while drinking an amazing sour beer or whiskey drink.
Sunday, Jan 14
6.00PM - 7.30PM
all ages / free