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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 July 8, 2012 - 10:40am


I was approached to start hosting a monthly event in my hometown of Joplin, Missouri recently. It takes place during the third Thursday every month in a park at one of the busiest intersections and city-wide events known as Art Walk. The event usually brings out about 3-5k people and this will be the only amp set up in this particular area of Main street, which may draw a very nice crowd.

The participating authors and poets will also be published in the Joplin Globe (the city's main newspaper), get a shout out on AMI radio, and be included in the Art Walk cultural guide. The first round takes place on the 19th of this month, so far with just some locals and myself. However, if anyone in the area would like to be a part of it, there's still time to let me know. The names have to be turned in by Tuesday (the 10th), but anytime that's before the 19th is fine for just promotion from myself.

Next month I plan to make a bigger event, hopefully with fellow LitReactors from KC coming in.

Anyways, this is a first for my culturally-challenged piece of Earth, so even if you can't make it, joining the event page on Facebook and adding to the discussion could be more helpful than you think to bring spotlight to what most locals would probably think of as an unusual event. Plus my sources say that there may very well be footage taken for local news stations and some for Slit Your Wrists! eZine, so technically you will all get the chance to be there eventually. Thanks, guys!

Click this link to get to the event page on Facebook.


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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works July 8, 2012 - 11:17am

I do not live in Joplin, MO, but I shall support this nonetheless by joining the event page.


Also this is the first time I'm seeing Slit Your Wrists. Guess I know what I'll be reading tonight.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 July 8, 2012 - 12:43pm

Awesome, thanks man! I haven't been on here whoring myself and bickering with people as often as usual because I got some big projects like this one in order. 

Thanks for checking out the site, the current main feature is awesome and full of familiar faces from around here. If I had to recommend some stuff from the site I'd say you should check out Sebaceous by Caleb J. Ross, THE NEED by Kathryn Soverane, The Wedding Massacre by Jay-Slayton Joslin, the poetry by both Sophy Bethan Stott and Sam Talley, along with the interviews with both Richard Thomas and Jonny Gibbings. That's only like a fourth of the current content, but I recommend it the most.