Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature (APRIL) is excited to announce the lineup for the 2014 festival.
This is our third annual festival, and it includes some old favorites (the competitive storytelling event, “A Poet, a Playwright, a Novelist, and a Drag Queen”) and new twists (the “APRIL Pizza Party”).
This year, the festival will also unveil two new programs:
'Reverse Fan Mail' is a special way that APRIL thanks its donors while connecting authors and readers at the same time.
If you donate for a ‘Reverse Fan Mail' to APRIL, we'll send your name to one of our favorite small press authors who will write a short, original work using your name as inspiration and you'll get a good-looking hard copy to show off. There are illustrated versions, too!
This year’s Reverse Fan Mails will be mailed in time for Valentine’s Day so you can send one to your sweetie.
Reverse Fan Mail authors include Jac Jemc, Matthew Rohrer, Stacey Levine, Ed Skoog, Joshua Beckman, Mark Leidner, Ryan Boudinot, Rebecca Bridge,Wendy Xu, Jane Wong, Rich Smith, Ted Powers, Peter Mountford, Drew Swenhaugen, Mike Young, Amber Nelson, Megan Kaminski, Richard Chiem, Matthew Simmons, and Doug Nufer.
More about our festival and our other thank you gifts at aprilfestival.com.
Last Sunday, APRIL kicked-off its new Book Club at the Frye Art Museum with a discussion of Matthew Simmons’ HAPPY ROCK published by Dark Coast Press.
More suggested APRIL picks from Simmons and Dark Coast:
A Jello Horse by Matthew Simmons (Publishing Genius)
Hell Called Ohio by John Hamilton (Dark Coast Press)
League of Somebodies by Samuel Sattin (Dark Coast Press)
Thirteen Fugues by Jennifer Natalya Fink (Dark Coast Press)
Next month: Daniel Bailey’s DRUNK SONNETS (Magic Helicopter Press)!
With your support we’ve raised $1,385 to date for the 2013 festival! Thank you to those who have given to APRIL, purchased t-shirts or a reverse fan mail piece. We still have a handful of shirts available - consider supporting APRIL today to help us meet our goal by Feb 6th!