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Festival Flash Fiction Submissions Closed
Sep
15
11:58 PM23:58

Festival Flash Fiction Submissions Closed

SUBMISSIONS FOR FLASH FICTION READINGS AT DEATH RATTLE WRITERS FEST 2018 ARE NOW CLOSED.

This submission is for the intent of live readings at the 2018 Death Rattle Writers Festival held on the first weekend in October in Downtown Nampa, ID. The writer must be available for those dates to be considered. Unpublished and published work are both accepted for this event. Please allow up to one month for us to read and reply to your submission. 

We are excited to read everyone’s work! Thank’s for your support!

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The Spill: At the Lake
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Spill: At the Lake

All the water gathered in one huge basin, and then the humanoids gathered around the water, and there things mysterious and surprising happened. Things that would really freak you out, like a lot, like you don't even k n o w . . . Oh, uhh, excuse me... And now! The humanoids gather to tell the stories of what happened, what reeeeeally happened all those years ago at the laaaaake!

This time at the Spill we will hear about all of those shore-side stories. The games, the swims, the dates, the trips, the tragedies, the triumphs, the non-terrestrial terror what brushed against my cousin's toe in those cold, murky depths...!

Come to The Spill and hear true stories told live! This time our theme will be At the Lake, inspired by poems by Dalton Tiegs Dagondon. All the stories will be true, straight from the mouths of audience members, all relating in whichever way to the theme At the Lake.

$3 at the door. All Ages!
Won't you join us at Flying M Coffee Nampa, you adorable lake serpent?

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Pre Spill: At the Lake: a storytelling workshop
Sep
11
4:00 PM16:00

Pre Spill: At the Lake: a storytelling workshop

Oftentimes, we feel like we don't have a full or complete story ☼ It can feel very difficult to draw from a moment in our lives and turn it into an engaging story ♦ It can begin to feel as though all we have experienced are trivial blips and insignificant bloops.

This workshop is about how we can take singular, small events from our lives and shape them into complete story arcs, full of substance, depth, and resonance, shimmering lakes teeming with trouts and treasures ☼ Come hang and talk about how to move our stories ♦ up the ladder of abstraction to tack on meaning and expand them into something larger and presentable, something that could enthrall even a squamous lake monster. 

Come practice for the upcoming Spill : On the Lake later in the week, Sept 14th!

Instructor: Nic Darlinton

a l l a g e s | f r e e | @ Nampa Public Library
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The Spill: Low Hanging Fruit
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Spill: Low Hanging Fruit

Come to The Spill and hear true stories told live! This time our theme will be Low Hanging Fruit, inspired by a piece by poet Emma Heldmann. All the stories will be true, straight from the mouths of audience members, all relating in whichever way to the theme of First Impressions.

$3 donation at the door. All Ages! Spoonthumb Ice Cream will be peddling a variety of delicious frozen flavors! Come on down to Flying M Coffee Nampa and check it out!

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Ghosts & Projectors. a poetry speakeasy.
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Ghosts & Projectors. a poetry speakeasy.

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.

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Storyfort Presents - The Odyssey VS Death Rattle: A Ballet
Mar
22
9:00 PM21:00

Storyfort Presents - The Odyssey VS Death Rattle: A Ballet

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 IdahoLydia Sakolsky-Basquill of Project Flux, and independent choreographer Selby Jenkins.

RSVP HERE

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Death Rattle Reading Series 2k18 ~ Winter with Franklin K. R. Cline and Sierra-Nicole Qualles
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Death Rattle Reading Series 2k18 ~ Winter with Franklin K. R. Cline and Sierra-Nicole Qualles

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

@Rediscovered Books

all ages / free

RSVP HERE

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