Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at 06:00 pm

Orange Alert and Rose Metal Press present:

We Know What We Are

Book Release Party!


…featuring:
Jill Summers
Caroline Picard
Natalie Edwards
and Mary Hamilton

Sunday, August 15

The Whistler

2421 N Milwaukee Ave

www.rosemetalpress.com

http://orangealert.net/Reading%20Series

Written by Mary Hamilton and selected by contest judge Dinty W. Moore, WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE is a collection of 13 flash fictions in which worlds are made, torn apart, drowned. The stories go small: a girl ties a ribbon on a present. The stories go big: a war is raged against the evening sky. The characters in these short short fictions find themselves in less-than-desirable circumstances. They know their plights. They acknowledge their situations. They give in. They overcome. They daydream a world where everything will be all right.

“The concise stories in this dynamic collection are bursting with moments of stark urgency and unexpected humor, with imagery that moves seamlessly from the bizarre to the oddly familiar, and situations that shift from the ludicrous to the undeniably sad,” writes Moore in his introduction to the book.

WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE features two-color letterpressed covers, printed by hand on a Vandercook press at The Museum of Printing in North Andover, Massachusetts. The chapbook has been produced in a limited run of just 300 copies, so be sure to get yours now! here: http://www.rosemetalpress.com/Catalog/whatweR.html

Summer, AWP, Drinking, Denver. Put ’em together and what do you got? Shots ‘n Shorts! Featherproof Books and Green Lantern Press are joining forces to bring you spinning wheels, shots, and shorts (the clothing as well as the story version) in a fabulous AWP Off-site event.

A fabulous line up of authors will be displaying their gams and literary prowess at Skylark Friday April 9th at 7pm. Each storyteller will step up to spin Nicolette Bond’s Wheel of Drunken Shame, determining which shot they will take or what fate they will endure before reading their short short. With returning authors from the national Dollar Store Tour, you can bet your sweet bippy this is going to be a gratifying night.

Leggy Ink Slingers include:

Nicolette Bond
Blake Butler
Zach Dodson
Amelia Gray
Mary Hamilton
Lindsay Hunter
Jac Jemc
Caroline Picard
Aaron Plasek
Patrick Somerville
Christian TeBordo
Jess Wigent

The juicy details:

Friday April 9th 7pm
Skylark Lounge
140 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209.

Featherproof offers the perfect remedy to snoozy A.W.P. readings with this boozy H.O.T. reading. After you’ve slept it off come visit the featherproof table at AWP, #E17. There will be author signings, free mini books and more.

Be sure to check out Shots ‘n Shorts. It ain’t your average reading. Fantastic writers sporting short shorts and giving our stems a moment in the spotlight!

Dollar Store Lit Tour

July 2, 2009

posted by Caroline Picard

So. There’s some right shit going down. Rad shit I mean.

summertour

FOLLOW US! All along the tour, on our special
Dollar Store Tour Ticker tape Twitter

NASHVILLE, Friday July 3rd
7pm, FREE
Davis Kidd
2121 Green Hills Village Dr
Nashville, TN 37215
With: Aaron Burch, Blake Butler, Zach Dodson, Mary Hamilton, Jac Jemc Featuring: Todd Dills
AUSTIN, Sunday July 5th
8pm, $1
Scoot Inn
1308 E. 4th Street @ Navasota
Austin, TX 78702
With: Aaron Burch, Blake Butler, Zach Dodson, Amelia Gray, Mary Hamilton, Jac Jemc Featuring: Ryan Markel, Owen Egerton
HOUSTON, Monday July 6th
7:30pm, FREE
Domy Books
1709 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77098
With: Aaron Burch, Blake Butler, Zach Dodson, Amelia Gray, Mary Hamilton, Jac Jemc, Caroline Picard
Featuring: Ryan Call, Gene Morgan

NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday July 7th
8pm, FREE
The Allways Lounge
2240 St Claude
New Orleans, LA 70117
With: Aaron Burch, Blake Butler, Zach Dodson, Amelia Gray, Mary Hamilton, Jac Jemc, Caroline Picard
Featuring: Pia Z. Ehrhardt, Ken Foster, Michael Patrick Welch

FOLLOW US! All along the tour, on our special
Dollar Store Tour Ticker tape Twitter

ATLANTA, Thursday July 9th
9pm, FREE
Kavarna
707 E Lake
Decatur, GA 30030
With: Aaron Burch, Blake Butler, Zach Dodson, Amelia Gray, Mary Hamilton, Jac Jemc, Caroline Picard
Featuring: Todd Dills, Jamie Iredell Music by: Lyonnais Special Book Release! Get Early copies of Scorch Atlas by Blake Butler!

BALTIMORE, Saturday July 11th
Doors 7:30, Show 8, $1
The Lof/t
120 W North
Baltimore, MD 21201
With: Aaron Burch, Blake Butler, Zach Dodson, Amelia Gray, Mary Hamilton, Lindsay Hunter, Jac Jemc, Caroline Picard
Featuring: Lauren Bender, Michael Kimball, Adam Robinson, Joseph Young

NEW YORK, Sunday July 12th
8pm, $1
The Slipper Room
Lower East Side
167 Orchard at Stanton
New York, NY 10002
With: Aaron Burch, Blake Butler, Zach Dodson, Amelia Gray, Mary Hamilton, Lindsay Hunter, Jac Jemc
Featuring: D.E. Rasso, Robert Lopez and The DJs are Deadbeats from: Take the Handle

PHILADELPHIA, Monday July 13th
9pm, FREE
Part of The Monday Night Club at National Mechanics
22 South 3rd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
With: Aaron Burch, Blake Butler, Zach Dodson, Amelia Gray, Mary Hamilton, Lindsay Hunter, Jac Jemc
Featuring: Christian TeBordo, Barry Graham, Sasha Fletcher and then: The Monday Night Club

FOLLOW US! All along the tour, on our special
Dollar Store Tour Ticker tape Twitter

BOSTON, Tuesday July 14th
7pm, FREE
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard
Brookline, MA 02446
With: Aaron Burch, Blake Butler, Zach Dodson, Amelia Gray, Mary Hamilton, Lindsay Hunter, Jac Jemc, Patrick Somerville
Featuring: MC Mr. Napkins, Carla Barger, Eugenia Williamson
ALBANY, Wednesday July 15th
7pm, FREE
Valentines
17 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
With: Aaron Burch, Zach Dodson, Amelia Gray, Mary Hamilton, Jac Jemc, Patrick Somerville Featuring: Colie Collen, Shane Jones, Daniel Nester, Christian TeBordo
ANN ARBOR, Thursday July 16th
7pm, FREE
Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
With: Aaron Burch, Zach Dodson, Amelia Gray, Mary Hamilton, Jac Jemc, Patrick Somerville Featuring: Matt Bell

This tour was cooked up by the following authors. The books, reading series, and presses they represent are in parentheses. Amelia Gray (AM/PM , Featherproof Books, 5 Things Austin reading series), Aaron Burch (Hobart), Caroline Picard (Green Lantern Press, The Parlor reading series), Zach Dodson (boring boring boring, Featherproof Books, The Show ‘n Tell series),  Mary Hamilton, and Lindsay Hunter (QUICKIES! reading series), Jac Jemc (My Only Wife, Dzanc Books), Blake Butler (Scorch Atlas, Featherproof, EVER, Calamari, Lamination Colony),  Patrick Somerville (Trouble, Vintage, The Cradle, Little, Brown), and of course Jonathan Messinger (Hiding Out , Featherproof Books, The Dollar Store reading series).

posted by Caroline Picard

We’re teaming up this summer with some bang up authors to go on  a nation-wide tour performing The Dollar Store Show. We’re coming to:

Chicago Launch Party, July 2nd
Tennessee, Fri, July 3rd
Austin, Sun, July 5th
Houston, Mon, July 6th
New Orleans, Tue, July 7th
Atlanta, Thu, 9th
Washington DC, Sat 11th
New York City, Sun, 12th
Brooklyn, Mon, 13th
Boston, Tue 14th
Buffalo, Wed 15th
Detroit, Thu 16th

The Dollar Store is a mixture of comedy and literary readings where everything is inspired by junk bought at a dollar store. It’s been featured on National Public Radio and in major newspapers such as the Chicago Sun-Times and Tribune. The show has sold out it’s Chicago home for 3 years running, and has successfully toured to St.Louis and New York. More information can be found here: dollarstoreshow.com. This summer we’re embarking on the biggest Dollar Store Tour yet! This tour will include the following authors, (at various times). The books, reading series, and presses they represent are in parentheses. Amelia Gray (AM/PM , Featherproof Books, 5 Things Austin reading series), Caroline Picard (Green Lantern Press, The Parlor reading series), Zach Dodson (boring boring boring, Featherproof Books, The Show ‘n Tell series), Mary Hamilton, and Lindsay Hunter (QUICKIES! reading series), Jac Jemc (The Rejection Collection ), Blake Butler (Scorch Atlas, Featherproof, EVER, Calamari, Lamination Colony), Patrick Somerville (Trouble, Vintage, The Cradle, Little, Brown), and of course Jonathan Messinger (Hiding Out , Featherproof Books, The Dollar Store reading series). We’ll also ask some local readers from [YOUR CITY], to contribute their own Dollar Store Stories to the performance. We’ll be doing a full press campaign, as well as street promotion and on our websites, dollarstoreshow.com, and featherproof.com. I’d be happy to point you to past press for any of our series or book reviews.

It’s going to be awesome. We’ve already rented the white van.

You can see more about it by going here.