Saturday, January 14, 2012

FRIDAY January 20th: KIDNAP PARTY: Kevin Sampsell, Bryan Coffelt, Chloe Caldwell, and Edward Mullany; Music by The We Shared Milk

Please join us, in conjunction with Crow Arts Manor and Future Tense Books, for the

Lindbergh Baby of If Not For Kidnap!

We've got four all-star readers, killer music, and more booze than should probably be in one place. Some of this booze is donated by Crow Arts Manor, in honor of their classics book drive:

Crow Arts Manor literary library will be open to the public starting late this January. So far they've received generous donations of current titles from presses across the country, but are still trying to fill in the classics. If you bring 2 or more books to Kidnap of either poetry, short fiction, or literary criticism, they will give you a $15 discount on any of their future classes. If you only bring one, you get a high-five from the person of your choosing!

As for the entertainment, local hero writers KEVIN SAMPSELL and BRYAN COFFELT are joined by out-of-town champs CHLOE CALDWELL and EDWARD MULLANY and those irrepressible rockers THE WE SHARED MILK.


When not editing and publishing books (with Bryan Coffelt!) for Future Tense Books or working at Powell's, KEVIN SAMPSELL writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A Pushcart Prize nominee for 2011, Sampsell's latest work appears in Best Sex Writing 2012, Everyday Genius, The Rumpus, Housefire, Prism Index, and the anthology, Nouns of Assemblage. He is the author the story collection, Creamy Bullets and the memoir, A Common Pornography.

CHLOE CALDWELL is a non-fiction writer living in upstate New York. Her first book of essays: Legs Get Led Astray, will be released by Future Tense Books in April of 2012. She writes a column for The Faster Times called “Love & Music.” Her essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Vol 1. Brooklyn and Mr. Beller's Neighborhood. She is forthcoming in The Nervous Breakdown and The New York Times.

BRYAN COFFELT is assistant editor & designer for Future Tense Books. His poetry and fiction has appeared in elimae, Shampoo, Opium Magazine, and The West Wind Review. He is really into doom metal right now.

EDWARD MULLANY grew up in Australia and in the American Midwest. His first book, If I Falter at the Gallows, was released by Publishing Genius in October 2011. His writing has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, New Ohio Review, Tampa Review and other journals. He's a recipient of a Barthelme Memorial Fellowship in poetry.

what the press is saying about THE WE SHARED MILK
" firm command of a sound that has elements of hazed-out '70s and slack-jawed '90s, but sounds entirely up to date." -Portland Mercury
"When they put their sound down on tape, The We Shared Milk sound as if they’ve taken a couple of hits and eaten a couple sleeves of Oreos. .. Live, these guys are all power and energy." -Rose City Live


Doors open at 7:30, bring anyone you like (seriously, if you don't like 'em, don't bring 'em), and if you're able, bring books to donate to Crow Arts Manor, money for the donation jar, snacks or refreshments to share, and your own gorgeous face.