Today at 5:30 p.m., the inaugural Death Rattle Writer's Festival
jumps off the page. Organizers describe the festival as "a push for artistic community and cultural self-definition in the Treasure Valley," and with it, hope to "encourage literary ambitions, opportunities and freedom."
This celebration of the literary includes readings from the likes of J. Reuben Appelman
, Alan Heathcock
, poet Diane Raptosh
, Samantha Silva
, Christian Winn
and more, as well as open mics, an incredible opportunity for writers to be in front of an audience and share their work with like-minded people.
The full schedule follows:
Oct. 9, Flying M Coffeegarage
5:30 p.m.: Open mic sign ups
6 p.m.: Readings by Amanda Ricachica, Annah Scuri, Lexi Scuri, Griffin Birdsong, Emi Bergquist, Dig Reeder, Stan Reeder, J. Reuben Appelman, Christian Winn
7:30 p.m. Intermission and transition to Track 13 at 13 12th Ave. S.
8:15 p.m. Readings from Megan Williams, Jess Johnson, Matt Hoffman, Diane Raptosh, Amanda Ricachica, Diana Forgione, Alan Heathcock, Erica Crockett, Theron Gregory, Meghan Cahill
Oct. 10, The Yesteryear Shoppe
5:30 p.m.: Open mic signups
6 p.m.: Readings by Tim Davis, Daphne Stanford, Ben Fischer, Adrian Kien, Samantha Silva, Marguerite Lawrence, Theron Gregory, Conor Harris, Jerrell Sanders
Intermission and move to Pete’s Tavern
8:15 p.m.: Readings by Erica Crockett, Diana Forgione, Alexander Yann, Hector Diaz, Jess Johnson, Dig Reeder, Theron Gregory, Conor Harris, Rex Arnold, Amanda Ricachica.