Spring is in the air. & AWP is just around the corner.

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!


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.

Interview with Lindsey Kugler

Our very own Lindsey Kugler was interviewed recently by Amy Souza, a student in the IPRC’s Comics Certificate Program. The IPRC is the Independent Publishing Resource Center located in Portland, Oregon and has been in operation since 1998. According to the IPRC’s website, their mission is to “facilitate creative expression, identity and community by providing individual access to tools and resources for creating independently published media and artwork.”

Lindsey completed her book HERE. as a student of the IPRC’s Certificate Program in Independent Publishing. Her interview provides insights into her journey and her process.

To read the complete interview, click HERE.