Beast Crawl 2016

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If you live in or are visiting the Bay Area on July 16th, don’t miss the fifth year of Oakland’s Beast Crawl, a literary festival with a ton of local flavor. Hang with rad writers, editors, and presses in some of the best Oakland hangouts. The hardest challenge of the night will be choosing just one reading in each of the three legs (*biting nails).

Here’s a suggested lineup:

Leg 1: Lyrics and Dirges at Casa Cubana, curated by MK Chavez

Leg 2: Nomadic Press at Awaken Cafe

Leg 3: Mixer 2.0 at the Stork Club, curated by Sean Labrador y Manzano and co-curated by Jeff Von Ward and Nick Johnson

But there are many other excellent combinations! Plan your night by visiting the Beast Crawl website. And don’t forget to crawl to the after party at The Telegraph and The Legionnaire Saloon if you don’t get enough mingling along the way.

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Great Sale at Small Press Distribution

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Book lovers, rejoice! The folks at Small Press Distribution are celebrating their fancy new website with a sale. Now, that’s pretty much the best way to celebrate, right? Until July 15th, all books are 20% off AND you get free shipping within the U.S. Want books by Danez Smith, Dolores Dorantes, Maged Zaher, Anne Boyer…ooh, or books from your favorite presses like Nomadic Press, Nightboat, Black Ocean, Wave Books, Kore Press…? Get those wish lists out because your time is now!