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⌇ 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!

☺ Book Fair Party will also be featuring some musical artists and poets as well oh my goodness !!! Welcome the band Unda Fluxit ☺
Followed by poems from Huma Atifi, Emily Pittinos, and Merridawn Duckler! After those musics and words flow over our ears PIT HAIR
will strike a chord with our hearts and minds.

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 Party 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!

☺ Book Fair Party will also be featuring some musical artists and poets as well oh my goodness !!!

Welcome the band Unda Fluxit ☺
Followed by poems from Huma Atifi, Emily Pittinos,
and Merridawn Duckler!
After those musics and words flow over our ears PIT HAIR
will strike a chord with our hearts and minds.

MEET YOUR PARTY VENDORS!
✷ Crystal Boson, Poetry Keynote
✷ COOL NICE SHOP with Lauren Tomlinson
✷ Miza Coplin
✷ Nana’s with Izze Rumpp
✷ Atticus Kirkham doing ⁕tarot⁕ readings!
✷ Franklin K R Cline – Festival Spotlight!
✷Hector Diaz of Dulce Macho
✷ Willy Rose
✷ Candis Darrah
✷ Shoshanna Cohen @DustandWhiskey comics and
work from Carta Monir! (@CartaMonir on insta)
✷ Ameerah Bader
✷ Doug Kopec
✷ Javier Luna (of javierwrites.com)
✷ BUMP
✷ Max Peterson
✷ Leah Mueller
✷ Quincee Lark
✷ Rachel Hays
✷ April Massey with records!
✷ Ann Wuehler
✷ Merridawn Duckler – also with $5 Poetry Fortunes — all donations go to CATCH!
✷ Keith Turner
✷ Katie Pukash
✷ Jill Bergantz Carley
✷ Sarah Jean Raphael Pincock & Dig Reeder with hot off the press Death Rattle merch and some comics of their very own.
✷ Donations from cool friends and presses!

✉ NOTE! If you want to sling your OWN books / art / zines / comics / merch at the Book Fair Party at your very own FREE vendor space let us know! There is a still a short window for sign ups. Just email deathrattlewriter@gmail.com that you are interested and we will give you all the info you’ll need to have a successful book fair! ✉

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Following the Book Fair Party 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.

RSVP to the entire festivities for
Death Rattle Writers Festival 2018 — Day 2!!!

Don’t forget to stop by the Nampa FarmersMarket on your explorations during Day 2 of Death Rattle Writers Festival!

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Death Rattle Writers Festival 2018 — Day 1
Death Rattle Writers Festival 2018 — Day 3

✸ Click over here for full vendor list for Death Rattle Writers Fest – Book Fair Party!

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: Monsters Beneath!

This time we’ll hear about tormented psyches, scary outbursts from people we thought were gentle & kind, as well as literal Monsters Beneath our beds. Skeletons in closets, demons in hampers, unnervingly attractive amphibian-men in bathtubs, etc! Inspired by the frightful fiction of Javier Luna.

See you there, sunspot… ✺

Wall Street Alley / PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa —
12:00pm – 3:00pm — Death Rattle Writers Fest – Book Fair Party!,
ft. Thu Tran

Flying M Coffee Nampa —
4:00pm – 5:30pm — LGBTQIA Poetry Showcase
6:30pm – 8:00pm — Keynote & Main Poetry Showcase, ft. Crystal Boson
8:30pm – 10:30pm — The Spill: Monsters Beneath ~ $3

Free (except for The Spill, which, for $3, is “A Steal”) & All-Ages!

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Death Rattle Writers Festival 2018 — Day 1
Death Rattle Writers Festival 2018 — Day 3