✹ 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.
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!
✹✹✹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, ft. Carta Monir
6:00pm – 8:00pm — Keynote & Main Poetry Showcase, ft. Ryka Aoki
Lloyd Square, Nampa, ID —
8:30pm – 11:30pm — Dance Party
ft. dj d o n v a p o r and dj pepsyultra
Beverages for those 21+
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!