Ugly Duckling Presse
Ada Books is ready again to fill your ears with language sounds! On Wednesday, September 4th, as a prelude to our regular fall poetry series (Publicly Complex), we offer you this late summer wonder: Diana Arterian, Erica Mena and Kate Schapira will read from works manufactured within their own poetic cortexs. Tiny snacks and economical drinks will be only an armslength away. The fun begins at 7pm. You will come, won't you?
I don't know if you've ever noticed this, but most books these days are just chock full of
words. It's like, every time you turn a page there's another damn smear of ink, sentence
after sentence after sentence after. . . well, you get the idea.
But when you open one of these pocket-sized composition notebooks (they also come
in grids and blanks) from Scout Books of Portland (the Oregon one), your overwhelmed
eyes will finally get some peace. The only words here are on the label.
Of course once you buy them ($10 for a trio of the compositions, $8 for the others),
take them home, get cozy with them, whatever -- you can write or draw or rub anything
you want in there. And if the thought of all that ink really gets you down, try a pheasant
quill and a small bowl of lemon juice. Or, I don't know, brain rays?
Dan Wood has been making my bookmarks for almost seven years and he has never not impressed me with his printing prowess. This blue-blue batch has already surpassed my already sky-scraping expectations. Plus, it came with a side of pencils! I'll be handing out bookmarks with every purchase at the shop, as usual, and at this Saturday's Fest of Foo. The pencils will be used by me, over the next year or two.
Ada Books announces a special edition of its occasional series I Read Dead People! On Wednesday, August 21, the eve of the sidereal NecronomiCon, we will read The Whisperer in Darkness* (from The Call of Cthulhu and other Weird Stories, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, editied by S. T. Joshi) together -- because reading it alone is just too damned frightening! The fun will begin at 7pm. Copies of the books will be available to read from and even buy, if you wish. Refreshments will be offered. This event is free to all.
*We might even read the footnotes.
The Stubborn P.
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