Thursday, September 19, 2019

2019 Northern Arizona Book Fest

I loved having an excuse to escape the heat and travel to beautiful Flagstaff for this year's Northern Arizona Book Festival with some of the other editors for Rinky Dink Press.

rdp is currently in the process of reading through hundreds of submissions for our next series, but we were excited to debut a special edition zine from Erik Bitsui (Gutter Punk) and it was a treat to hear it all read in Erik's own voice. For the record, I had too much fun designing the cover art.

Grateful to Jesse Sensibar and everyone who works so hard to put this annual festival together and share it with the community for free.

This year Jake Skeets was one of the headliners and he read from his powerful new book Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers

Other highlights included the Tolsun Books showcase with Cody Wilson, Jesse Sensibar, & Michael Buckius:

I was happy to arrive in time to catch Rowie Shebala and the Indigenous Writers Symposium Reading at Firecreek Coffee, Tucson favorites including Bojan Louis and Miles Waggener from Nebraska.

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