Writers Hear a Death Rattle in Nampa, Nov. 9-10

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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 AppelmanAlan Heathcock, poet Diane Raptosh, Samantha SilvaChristian 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.