Game ON (NCAA Tourney WHO?): UHell’s AWP Off-site Schedule

Stencil design + finagling by GoGo Gadget Girl; staging + spraying by @BunnyWithAToolBelt; photo by @mizconnell; fun had by ALL

We thought it would be a good idea to host FOUR off-site events during the already jam-packed AWP week – and it will be. Our events are listed on the AWP off-site events calendar and our FB page.

And, for those of you avoiding FB (we don’t blame you one bit!), here’s a quick-hit list of what’s what:

Wednesday, March 27: Books, Beer, Boogie: A Welcome Poetry & Dance Party! w/Write Bloody Publishing. 6:30-9:30 pm. NM Bodecker Foundation, 2360 NW Quimby Street, Portland, OR 97210 FREE – must register on Eventbrite

Thursday, March 28: No Grit, No Pearl. UHell Press Showcase. 7:30-9:30pm. IPRC, 318 SE Main St #155, Portland, OR 97214 FREE

Friday, March 29: Love Never Dies. Collab w/Spiderweb Salon, Spooky Girlfriend Press, Thoughtcrime Press. 7:00-10:00pm. American Legion Hall Post 134, 2104 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 FREE

Saturday, March 30: Press Battle! A Karaoke + Poetry War w/Write Bloody and Clash Books. 8:00pm-12:00am. The Waypost, 3120 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227 FREE (donations happily accepted!)

Sunday, March 31: ZZZZZZZ = Priceless

UHell merch will be available at all events. We’re also installing ourselves at a crazy-fun booth w/Write Bloody at the AWP Bookfair, open to the public for only $5 on Saturday, March 30.

Come find us, Hellions!


Spring into AWP Week

photo @mizconnell

And to kick off such freshness, we’re hosting a billiony events during the annual AWP Conference and Bookfair the last week of March. (Thank god it’s on home turf this year. Jeebuz.)

As usual, we’re sharing space at the Bookfair with our pals at Write Bloody. It’s not gonna be your usual booth experience. Even if you aren’t registered ($$$$$) for the entire festival, the public has access to over 700 publishers on Saturday, March 30th. So, do that.

We’re also hosting fab, fun, and free off-site events throughout the week that everyone is welcome to attend. On Wednesday, March 27th, join us in our festival kick-off poetry and dance party! You’ve got to register for this FREE event via Evite, so please do so ASAP or you’ll miss all the fun.

On Thursday, March 28th, please join us at the IPRC (hub of DIY printmaking and small press efforts, among others) for a UHell Press authors and friends showcase of stories featuring true grit.

On Friday, March 29th, we’re co-hosting the spooktacular Love Never Dies event at the American Legion Post 134 (along with Thoughtcrime Press, Spooky Girlfriend Press, and Spiderweb Salon.

Finally, on Saturday, March 30th, we’ll be rockin and rollin at The Waypost as small press luminaries from Write Bloody, Clash Books, and UHell compete with the most powerful weapons we got. Oh, yeah: the evening will (d)evolve into karaoke magic, so there’s that, too.

See you soon, fine people!


Get ready for another rad LitCrawl experience!

Beloved LitCrawl and the festival formerly known as Wordstock are just around the corner and we’d love to see you there. First, at LitCrawl on Friday, November 9th at the Ace Hotel Lobby, where we’re hosting True Stories with authors you must get to know and fun you must have. MUST. All event details can be found on our FB invite page.

Next up, on Saturday, November 10th, we’ll be hanging out in our booth with the fine folks from Buckman Journal (which you really must get your hot little hands on immediately if not sooner) at the Portland Book Festival.

We’re super excited about November. See you in it!

Michael McLaughlin at Mother Foucault’s July 28

Join us Saturday, July 28th at 7:00pm at the fab and fine Mother Foucault’s Bookshop in Portland, Oregon. (Obvs? Obvs.) Michael McLaughlin will be reading from his collection Countless Cinemas. Local author Jessica Dylan Miele will help us kick off this summertime soirée with a short story. Or, two.

Come see for yourselves! For more details on the event, see our FB invite.

See You in Tampa!

We’re already packing up the books, stickers, and tees to get ready for AWP18 next week in Tampa, FLA (March 7-10). If you’re attending this annual gathering, along with the other 15,000+ lit lovers, please pop by the Bookfair and find us patiently awaiting your arrival at the Write Bloody booth. (ProTip: If you’re not able to attend the entire conference, at least come to the Bookfair on Saturday / $45. &, we know. Right?)

We’re also hosting a book release extravaganza in St Petersburg at Books at Park Place on Friday, March 9th, 6:30pm. Here, you’ll meet and hear from the new works of some terrific authors: Pablo Brescia, Nikia Chaney, Isobel O’Hare, and Wryly McCutchen. Can’t wait to see you there!

Happy New Year! 2018 Is Gonna ROCK

There’s SO MUCH good news already in 2018 – book releases galore (Burns, Chaney, O’Hare, to name just a few), new partnerships (including distributor SCB & The Big Smoke), and events at Powell’s, AWP18 Tampa, and the LA Times Festival of Books.

Buy a book! Support an author! Attend an event! We can’t wait to share great lit with you this year. See you soon – like at Powell’s Hawthorne on January 18th to celebrate the latest releases from Wryly McCutchen and Stephen M Park.

Bloody Hell: TWO Firey, Flamey Events in November

We’re gearing up for the Wordstock Book Festival in Portland with two terrific events. If you’re in town, we’d love to see you there!

First up, join us for rowdy LitCrawl antics at the Ace Hotel on Friday, November 10th with our celebrity slam-prov sessions.

After Wordstock on Saturday, November 11th (we’ll be sharing a table with pals from Write Bloody Publishing so please stop by to say hello), we’re co-hosting a terrific reading and book release party at The Waypost. No finer way to kick off your Saturday night.

Eager to share our authors’ finest with you, and hear about your fall inspirations, too, so show up, fine people!

 

UHell Press + Pals = Summer Showcase Sizzletime!

Please join us on July 6th at Literary Arts in Portland for a fantastic summer showcase of our authors and friends. All event details can be found on our FB event page. Featured authors Rob Gray and Wryly McCutchen will read from their latest and greatest; additional UHell Press authors and associates will also participate in this sure-to-be lively evening.

We’re thrilled to be part of the LitArts events line-up this summer.

See you in July, fine people!