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CLASH Books Portland Book Festival Offsite Reading

November 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm

View Venue Website, 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97212 + Google Map

From the Facebook event:

Join CLASH Books for an all star lineup of Portland’s finest at the brand new Rose City Book Pub!
Come for the drinks & stay for the lit!
Books by the authors will be for sale.




Jennifer Robin is the author Death Confetti (2016). Her short works have been published in Five2One, PLAZM, King Shot Press, and Ladybox Books. Robin’s 2019 FUNGASM release, EARTHQUAKES IN CANDYLAND is a work of journalism in which she sings a song of soul gamblers in the age of disaster capitalism.

Ophelia Darkly is a dream maker, shapeshifter, doll conjurer, piano romancer, silent film star, and faerie speaker. She began writing in dusty corners and peach coloured rooms at the age of six and hasn’t stopped since. She enjoys the ocean under stars, talking with animals, finding treasures in antique shops, the sound of trains, and leaving pennies for people to wish upon. She graduated from The University of Iowa creative writing track. Ophelia currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Website:

Anna Suarez is a writer of poetry, fiction, and memoir. She explores themes of identity, embodiment, and interpersonal relationships through an erotic lens. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and french from Portland State University. Both philosophy and religious studies are influences in her work. Her upcoming project is a book of poetry exploring womanhood in capitalism. Website:

Kevin Sampsell is an editor (Portland Noir and other books), publisher (Future Tense Books), bookstore employee (Powell’s Books), collage artist, and author (the short story collection Creamy Bullets, the memoir, A Common Pornography and the novel, This Is Between Us–Tin House, November 2013).
His stories and essays have appeared in publications and websites such as Salon, The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Best Sex Writing 2012, and Best American Essays 2013. Website:

Jeff Burk is the cult favorite author of SHATNERQUAKE, SUPER GIANT MONSTER TIME, CRIPPLE WOLF, and SHATNERQUEST. Like the literary equivalent to a cult B-Horror movie, Burk writes violent, absurd, and funny stories about punks, monsters, gore, and trash culture. Everyone normally dies at the end. He is also the Head Editor of ERASERHEAD PRESS’ horror imprint, DEADITE PRESS and the host of the JEFF ATTACKS podcast. Born in the Pennsylvania backwoods, he was raised on a steady diet of Godzilla, Star Trek, and EC Comics. He now resides in Portland, Oregon. His influences include: Sleep deprivation, comic books, drugs, magick, and kittens. Website:

Kathryn Louise is a writer and photographer from Olympia, WA, an MFA candidate at Pacific University, an Evergreen graduate, occasional model and filmmaker and former aspiring forensic anthropologist. Her writing has appeared in Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey & Sylvia Plath, Medium, and Nasty! Twitter/Instagram: @kathryn_louiseh Website:

Nathan Carson is a musician, writer, and Moth StorySlam Champion from Portland, OR. He is widely known as co-founder and drummer of the internationally touring doom metal band Witch Mountain, host of the FM radio show The Heavy Metal Sewïng Cïrcle, and the owner of the boutique music booking agency, Nanotear. Carson’s byline can be found on hundreds of music and film-related articles in outlets such as the The Oregonian, SF Weekly, Orbitz, Noisey, Rue Morgue,Nightmare Magazine, etc. In recent years, Carson has turned his sights toward weird fiction, with stories published in acclaimed magazines and anthologies. His debut novella Starr Creek predicted the Stranger Things zeitgeist, and his graphic comic adaptation of Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows is being taught in universities around the world.
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Kevin Maloney was born in Portland, Oregon in 1976. He lived for a time in Vermont but currently resides in North Portland. At times a TJ Maxx associate, grocery clerk, outdoor school instructor, organic farmer, electrician, student teacher, and teddy bear salesman, he currently works as a web developer and writer. He graduated from Johnson State College.
His debut novel Cult of Loretta was published by Lazy Fascist Press in May 2015. His fiction has appeared in Hobart, Barrelhouse, The Literary Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and a number of other journals and anthologies. He is the co-founder and Fiction Editor of Wohe Lit and co-host of the Portland-based reading series Death Club.

Danger Slater is the Wonderland Award winning author of I Will Rot Without You, He Digs a Hole, and Puppet Skin. Twitter @Danger_Slater

Charles Austin Muir is an author, hip-hop artist and sorcerer. He’s the author of Body-building Spider Rangers and Other Stories. He has contributed to many anthologies, inclusing Peel Back the Skin, 18 Wheels of Horror, Strange behaviors and This Book Ain’t Nuttin to Fuck With. He loves watching horror and action movies, spooning his dog, Iggy, and crushing post-Derlethian emcees in Lovecraftian rap battles. Website: Twitter: @CharlesAMuir

Garrett Cook is an author and editor in the horror and Bizarro genres. His work has appeared in DoA III, A Breath from the Sky, In Heaven, Everything is Fine: Stories Inspired by the Films of David Lynch and more. His most recent novel is Crisis Boy. Website:

Constance Ann Fitzgerald is a zine maker and the author of Glue. Her work has appeared in Volume 1 Brooklyn, Clash Media, Entropy, and Dostoyevsky Wannabe: Cassette 85
She currently lives in Portland Oregon where her happiness is wholly contingent upon whether or not there is a dog in the room. You can find her writings at Twitter @constanceannx3

Christoph Paul is a Humor Award Winning author and the Managing Editor of CLASH Books. He is the author of At Least I Get You < In My Art, Horror Film Poems, Sports Center Poems, A Confederacy of Hot Dogs, Great White House I & II, Social Media for Anti-Socials, Slasher Camp for Nerd Dorks, and an array of colorful titles under the pseudonym of Mandy De Sandra. You can find him on YouTube ranting about sports & the writing life at The Passion of the Christoph. Twitter: @christophpaul_

Raised on an island in the Pacific Ocean, Jim Agpalza now lives outside Portland, Oregon, where he works as a freelance illustrator, cover artist, character designer, and storyboard artist. His work has appeared in a multitude of formats, including cartoons, books, slot machines, comics, and t-shirts. Jim is the co-creator of the animated show Spacefish, the novel Fantastic Earth Destroyer Ultra Plus, and the comic book Crusader of Sin. Website: Contact him at

Leza Cantoral is the Editor in Chief of CLASH Books. She is the author of Cartoons in the Suicide Forest. You can find her on YouTube reading poems in a panda head at Get Lit With Leza, which is also the name of her podcast on podbean & iTunes. Website: Twitter/Instagram/Facebook @lezacantoral


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Portland, OR 97212
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