Hey friends!

I’m excited that AWP is here on our home turf this year. Come visit us at table T2054 (shared with Drew Burk and his Spork Press gang). There are multiple Future Tense events happening in the next few days. Here’s a list…

Thursday night!

Future Tense + Spork = <3 at 10pm at Rose City Book Pub (w/ Monica Drake, David Welch, Dorothy Chan, Felicity Fenton, Tatiana Ryckman, and Daniel Altenburg. Hosted by Kevin Sampsell and Drew Burk)

***Other Future Tense authors will be doing readings and events on this night as well: Wendy C. Ortiz at Powell’s and Genevieve Hudson at the Freya Project benefit.

Friday night!

Kevin Sampsell (me!) reading at the Books & Brew event hosted by Alternating Currents at the Sidebar at 7:30pm. (w/ readers Susan Straight, Matt Bell, Randa Jarrar, Hanif Abdurraqib, Lydia Kiesling, Adrienne Celt, Miciah Bay Gault, Allegra Hyde, Tabitha Blankenbiller, Armin Tolentino, Beth Gilstrap, Michael Schmeltzer, and David Leo Rice)

Saturday night! 

Future Tense reading with the folks from AWST and SEMO Press/Big Muddy at 5pm at Dig a Pony (w/ writers Tara Atkinson, Ron A. Austin, Karissa Chen, Susanna Childress, Jenny Yang Cropp, Dylan Loring, Dennis Norris II, Alicia Jo Rabins, Elissa Washuta. Hosted by Tatiana Ryckman and Kevin Sampsell)

Also, Felicity Fenton will be appearing at the NW Micropress Fair After Party at 9pm on Saturday night at the Cleaners.

And don’t forget to come to our table (T2054) and check out the first copies of our new release by Rob Roberge! Excited to see you all at the various festivities!

I’m also speaking on two panels at AWP. This one about chapbooks and this one about getting your books into bookstores.


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