It was an eventful 2011, but the world keeps spinning and we’re looking forward to a hell of a 2012. Here are a few things we’ve got in store:
Jan. 31st - 15 Views of Orlando book release party. 6pm at Urban ReThink. You can currently pre-order the book from our online store. Get it delivered to your home, or pick it up at the event. If you pre-order for event pick up, or buy a copy at the event, we’re gonna let you buy a copy of Fragmentation + other stories for only $5. If you live outside of FL, you will be sorely missed, but don’t fret, you can order Fragmentation and get free shipping until the end of January. As for the event, expect authors to read, booze to be consumed, good times to be had by all.
Jan. 10 – There Will Be Words 2.1 (that’s year two, episode one). Featured readers are Brian Crimmins, Lindsay Fraser, Matt Peters and Eden Wetherell. The event will resume as usual, at Urban ReThink, on 2nd Tuesdays, with your host J. Bradley, and with chapbooks. Meet the authors at 6pm, watch them read at 7, take them home at 8. For those of you who have not been, it’s a very social, unpretentious, fun and literary time.
Jan. 13 – Maitland Poets & Writers Reading.¬† This reading series is generally a great time, in a beautiful venue, and, just to add extra incentive, I’ll be going all out for my reading of “South Beach.” I also have the honor of reading alongside Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Martha Marinara and Jesse Ross.
FEBRUARY: The return of 15 Views.¬† This Feburary will begin a new weekly “15 Views of Orlando” series on the Burrow Press blog. This time around we’ve got a couple graphic narratives too! Some of the contributing authors include Laura van den Berg, Susan Hubbard, Robert Venditti… oh man it’s going to be good.
MARCH 2nd: There Will Be Quickies! at AWP Chicago. Burrow Press is hitting the road in March, heading to AWP and joining forces with Chicago’s favorite reading series, Quickies!, hosted by Lindsay Hunter. Ten readers, 5 Orlandoans and 5 Chicagoans, will read for about 5 minutes each. The Orlando crew includes: Jonathan Kosik, David James Poissant, Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Kirsten Holt and Joseph Rippi.
MARCH 13th: There Will Be Madness. There will be brackets!
MAY 8th: There Will Be Words Anniversary Edition. The month of May will mark the one-year anniversary of TWBW, but we need your input now. For our anniversary event, we are bringing back your favorite readers from 2011. Click here to vote for your top 3. If you need some help remembering, watch them all read here. The four readers with the most votes will read in May. The next 8 readers will be invited to read two months prior, in March, where we will combine two things I love: reading and basketball. These 8 readers will compete in a single-elimination tournament. You’ll pick your winner on a bracket sheet. Winning brackets will get a little something. It’s gonna be awesome baby!
That’s a whole lot of goodness, and there will surely be more to come. If you want to stay in the loop, sign up for our monthly email and you’ll get just what you need to know, when you need to know it. Here’s to a happy, healthy, and productive 2012.