Upcoming Readings & Other Events

August 29th, 2018 @ 6:30pm

“Two Hour Transport”

Cafe Racer

5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

At this sci-fi and fantasy reading series, the event begins with an open mic sign-up. After the open readings conclude, James R. Gapinski shares his work as one of the featured readers.

No cover charge.

More on the venue here: http://caferacerseattle.com

More on the reading series here: https://twohourtransport.wordpress.com

Past Events

May 26th, 2018

The Waypost

3120 N Williams Ave

Portland, OR 97227

Swing by The Waypost to celebrate the release of Edge of the Known Bus Line, a new book by James R. Gapinski, winner of the University of Indianapolis Etchings Press novella prize.

Laura Ellen Joyce says “This horrifying, bleak tale is also blackly comic. Swallow it whole.” Maryse Meijer raves “Edge of the Known Bus Line a bloody bible for our times.”

The event will include readings by the James R. Gapinski, Kate Garklavs, and TJ Fuller.

More on the venue here: http://www.thewaypost.com/

More on the book at the University of Indianapolis website.

Find this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/389968838146421/

April 4th, 2018 @ 6:00pm

Oregon Writers’ Collective: Spring Seven

Old Nick’s Pub

211 Washington St

Eugene, OR 97401

The Oregon Writers’ Collective features literary life for the new Spring, from in and out of town. Readers include Erica Goss, Jake Vermaas, Diana Arterian, James R. Gapinski, Elyse Fenton, Carl Swart, and Michelle Penaloza.

The OWC’s mission is to foster a vibrant community that nurtures working literary writers, particularly those who are beginning or establishing their careers, by connecting them with audiences and providing opportunities to develop their craft.

Venue website: http://oldnickspub.com/

March 25th, 2018 @ 6:00pm

“Literary Zoo”

Beech St Parlor

412 NE Beech, Portland, Oregon 97212

Celebrate the launch of James R. Gapinski’s new flash collection, Messiah Tortoise, available from Red Bird Chapbooks.

Enjoy live readings from an eclectic group of Portland authors as we usher this little book into the world. Readers include James R. Gapinski, Alissa Hattman, Kevin Sampsell, Rose Swartz, & Chrys Tobey.

No cover charge.

More on the venue here: http://beechstreetparlor.com/

More on the chapbook here: https://redbirdchapbooks.com/content/messiah-tortoise

Find this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/835701059948247/

Additional Past Readings

“Lit Level Up” // Lit Crawl Seattle // Raygun Lounge // 501 E. Pine St., Seattle, WA (8:00pm, October 22nd, 2015)

Lit.mustest Reading Series // Ravenna Third Place Books // Seattle, WA (February 2014)

Goddard College // Port Townsend, WA (July 2013)

Goddard College // Port Townsend, WA (February 2013)

The Miramar Theatre // Milwaukee, WI (December 2012)

Somethingesque Reading Series // The Jack London Longue // Portland, OR (November 2012)

Lit.mustest Reading Series // The Richard Hugo House // Seattle, WA (October 2012)

Somethingesque Reading Series // The Jack London Longue // Portland, OR (August 2012)

Somethingesque Reading Series // The Jack London Longue // Portland, OR (May 2012)

Lit.mustest Reading Series // The Richard Hugo House // Seattle, WA (May 2012)

Goddard College // Port Townsend, WA (February 2012)

Goddard College // Port Townsend, WA (July 2011)

Panels & Presentations

“Above the Noise: Navigating the Literary Magazine Arena” // Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference (October 1st, 2016)

“Risk and Reward: Experimentation in Contemporary Literature” // Prescott College Humanities and Social Justice Colloquium (April 8th, 2016)

“What the Heck Does Innovative Fiction Actually Mean?” // Co-Presenters: Carmiel Banasky, Matt Bell, Ashley Farmer, and Manuel Gonzales // Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference (April 1st, 2016)

“Beyond the Seven Basic Plots: An Exploration of Experimental Fiction” // Grub Street Muse & Marketplace Conference (May, 2015)

“New Media and the Role of Video Games in Composition Classrooms” // University of Massachusetts Boston Engaging Practices Conference (March, 2015)

“Beyond the Manuscript: An Editorial Reflection” // Prescott College Humanities and Social Justice Colloquium (November, 2014)

“Let’s Avoid a Quick Death, Please: Starting and Sustaining a New Literary Publication” // Co-Presenters: Matt Muth, Joshua Raab, and Stefanie Torres // Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference (February 2014)

“Digital Publishing: What Does it Mean for Writers?” // Co-Presenters: Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and Robyn Lynn // Goddard College (Fall 2012)

“Strategies for Teaching the Inquiry Lesson Format” // The Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies Conference (Summer 2008) and International Education Conference (Summer 2008)

“Overarching Tenets for Diversity in the Writing Center” // UW-Whitewater Writing Center Panel (Spring 2008)