Interview with Stephen M. Park

by Johnny No Bueno

When I saw the cover of High & Dry by Stephen M. Park, I had a feeling the book was going to become a body of work of some note (or, rather, legend). When I spoke to Greg Gerding about the new mysterious author on his book label, University of Hell Press, he became very animated and excited. If such an up-and-coming publisher as Gerding gets that excited about a book that he is putting out, then it is definitely something I need to take notice of! So, as the curator of reading series Them’s Fightin’ Words, I asked Gerding if he could hook me up with Mr. Park to be one of my feature readers. The affirmative response was quick. Apparently, this was the first time 65-year-old Park had ever read. So, before the reading, Park and I had an opportunity to discuss our distaste for e-books, cell phones, videos games, and computers.

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An Evening with University of Hell Press

TONIGHT! (April 4th, 2013)

Spend an evening with University of Hell Press at Powell’s on Hawthorne (3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97214). Starts at 7:30pm and is FREE.

University of Hell Press founder Greg Gerding shares stories about the press and UHell’s authors Eirean Bradley, Stephen M. Park, Leah Noble Davidson, and Brian S. Ellis read selections from their books. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Book Release Party for “HERE.”

On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, Lindsey Kugler and University of Hell Press will be having a book release party at the IPRC (1001 SE Division St, Portland, Oregon 97202) celebrating Lindsey’s book HERE. Show begins at 7:00pm and is FREE.

The evening will be hosted by Greg Gerding and features musical improv by Sara Renberg, tarot for tips by E.D. Hall of Backtalk, and readings by Justin Hocking, A.M. O’Malley, Johnny No Bueno, Chloe Caldwell, Liz Moyer, and Lindsey Kugler herself.

Books will be available. Get yours! For more information, CLICK HERE.

“American Dust Revisited” Now Available

Our latest book by Brian S. Ellis, American Dust Revisited, is now available. Read selections from the book and find out where you can buy it online HERE.

Next week, we will be supplying Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, and St. Johns Booksellers with copies so you can get yours directly through them at a discounted price.

Interior illustrations by Susannah Kelly.

Stay tuned for news regarding an upcoming book release party.

“someday i’m going to marry Katy Perry” Now Available

Our latest book by Calvero, someday i’m going to marry Katy Perry, is now available. Read selections from the book and find out where you can buy it online HERE.

In the next few weeks, we will be supplying Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, and St. Johns Booksellers with copies so you can get yours directly through them at a discounted price.

Cover art and interior illustrations by Nation of Amanda.

Brian S. Ellis’s Book “American Dust Revisited” Cover Art Preview

Also! Check out a sneak peek at the cover art for Brian S. Ellis’s book American Dust Revisited published by University of Hell Press and coming soon. We will post when and where it will be available, we know you cannot wait!

Cover photo by the author; cover design by Vince Norris.

Calvero’s Book “someday i’m going to marry Katy Perry” Cover Art Preview

Check out a sneak peek at the cover art for Calvero’s book someday i’m going to marry Katy Perry published by University of Hell Press and coming soon. We will post when and where it will be available, so stand by!

Cover art by Nation of Amanda.

Interview with Johnny No Bueno

Grab a copy of this week’s (January 3rd, 2013) Willamette Week to see our very own Johnny No Bueno on the cover alongside Portland’s new mayor Charlie Hales, Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen, and three other very important Portlanders in an issue dedicated to highlighting six key voices found in Portland. We couldn’t be more proud of Johnny.

Johnny’s interview was conducted by Erin Fenner. To read the complete story about all six people and find links to their stories and interviews, click here.

Book Release Party for “We Were Warriors”

On 12/12/12 (Wednesday, December 12th, 2012), Johnny No Bueno and University of Hell Press will be having a book release party at Slabtown (1033 NW 16th Ave, Portland 97209, ph 971-229-1455) celebrating Johnny’s book We Were Warriors. Show begins at 7:00pm and is FREE. There is NO cover, but there will be drink specials.

The evening will be hosted by Brian Tibbets and, besides party boy Johnny, features additional readers including Davey Mac, Leah Noble Davidson, Eirean Bradley, Lindsey Kugler, and Brian Ellis.

Come meet Johnny, congratulate him, buy his book (for only $10), and then make him sign something rude and inappropriate inside.

For more information, CLICK HERE.