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DRWF 2018 — Day 2

⌲  Welcome to Death Rattle Writers Festival 2018 — D A Y 2 ⍩

One day we all must roll out of bed at noon to face the much-brighter-than-we-remember-it-being sun, and that day is "day two of the festival."

Join us in the Wall Street Alley for our totally sick & rad Book Fair, featuring Thu Tran❢


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.


✎ The Book Fair will also feature myriad other uhh, you know, creative individuals, purveying their boffo books & keen crafts. This all sounds rather intoxicating. Oh, speaking of which, PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa is right next to the alley. You can get a big beer in there, and you can get a $1 mimosa when you purchase any book, comic, or merch at the fair! ✐

Next, please join us at Flying M Coffee Nampa for our LGBTQIA Poetry Showcase, as well as our Main Poetry Showcase, featuring our incredible 2018 keynote poet, Crystal Boson, and local & regional poets.


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.


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 an extra-spooky edition of your favorite local live storytelling sport, The Spill!

See you there, sunspot... ✺

Wall Street Alley / PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa —
— Book Fair, ft. Thu Tran
Flying M Coffee Nampa —
— LGBTQIA Poetry Showcase
— Keynote & Main Poetry Showcase, ft. Crystal Boson
— The Spill (theme TBA) ~ $3

Free (except for The Spill, which, for $3, is "A Steal") & All-Ages!
Event times TBD

Hyperlink hyperzone:
DRWF 2018 — Day 1
DRWF 2018 — Day 3

Earlier Event: October 5
DRWF 2018 — Day 1
Later Event: October 7
DRWF 2018 — Day 3