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Encyclopedia Destructica’s Friday, February 27, 2009 Book Release
@ the Brillobox, 4104 Penn Ave
8:30 pm READING with boice-Terrel Allen, Red Bob, Kristofer Collins, and Michelle Stoner. 10:30 pm ED's 4th BIRTHDAY DANCE PARTY with DJ THERMOS
this event also marks Encyclopedia Destructica’s 4th Birthday (and 20th book), and as such will feature a post-reading Dance Party!
Edited by Jerome Crooks, Coatlicue 2 features a collection of work by 29 writers and 18 artists. Contributors include: Renée Alberts, boice-Terrel Allen, Nikki Allen, Adam Atkinson, Nils Balls, Beano, Tony Burfield, Leslie Clague, Morgan Cahn, Kristofer Collins, Jen Cooney, Claire Donato, Angele Ellis, Ryan Emmett, Mike-Frank G. Epitropoulos, Kevin Finn, Karl Hendricks, Ben Hernstrom, David Howe, Red Bob Jungkunz, Ben Kehoe, Jenny Lynn Keller, Peter Kosloski, Mike Larson, Jonathan Loucks, Melodie Manojlovich, Tony Mancus, Mallory Monroe, Colin Noonan, Curt Riegelnegg, Nick Rogers, Adrienne Rozzi, Thomas Scioli, Ed Steck, Michelle Stoner, Matthew Torti, Mary Tremonte, Heidi Tucker, Masha Vereshchenko, Stacey Waite, Marcel Walker, Shawn Watrous, Don Wentworth, Wayne Wise, Mike Woodfill, and Katherine Young.
This anthology includes poetry, two philosophy papers, short fiction, sketch essays, non fiction essays, an exposé, non-sequitur illustrations, and of course, is handsomely hand-bound by Encyclopedia Destructica. In fact, there are 16 cover illustrations printed on 6 different colors for a grand total of 96,000,000 cover variations. Collect them all!Editor Jerome Crooks says, “The only qualification for inclusion in the book was that the writer be from, or spent time, in Pittsburgh. I didn't expect there to be any similarities beyond a shared location, or the mention of a local personality, or event. What I found combing through the submissions was a shared set of themes. The tone was similar. Unromantic and unflinching, writer after writer confessed, faced their fears, and challenged themselves creatively. They entertain the entire time.”
Admission to the book release and reading is free. For those arriving for the Dance Party after 10:30 pm there will be a $2 door charge. Coatlicue 2 will retail for $10.
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