help fund our Southern Summer Comfort Tour! (or just watch our video) whatevs.
MHP author Mary Miller, Chloe Caldwell, Elizabeth Ellen, Brandi Wells and Donora Hillard are going on tour this summer. Here is a Kickstarter about their tour and fundraising efforts.
SoCo Tour highlights
feat. Elizabeth Ellen, Chloe Caldwell, Mary Miller, Donora Hillard, and Brandi Wells, with guest appearances by Timothy Willis Sanders, Jess Stoner, Delaney Nolan, Blake Butler, Gene Morgan, Ryan Call, and more!fast machine
The women of the Southern Summer Comfort Book Tour came together in the kind of self-funded promotional stunt that seems to be the norm for independent writers on small presses, which often lack the resources to support a book tour.
Fortunately, the five bonded over a diet of whiskey, gas-station food and a shared love of writing.
chloe caldwell and i spent our time in southern indiana alone in our hotel room drinking whiskey and skyping with random people because the young male student we tried to lure to our hotel there wouldn’t come (you know he’s regretting this right now but also, eff it, cuz he wasn’t even old enough to buy us more whiskey) and marie calloway wouldn’t skype with us (wtf?).
Spring Break foreverrrrrr.
this is apparently a thing that will happen, this weekend. friday @ midnight (chicago time; so, you know, 1 a.m. est). more details tmi. i mean… tba.
we will punish you, chicago.
this weekend mary miller, chloe caldwell, amy butcher and myself are hitting chicago. we will be doing some sort of livestream “reading” from our hotel room friday night/sat morning. don’t ask me how or where yet. i am ignorant of all things electronic. but it will happen. scott mcclanahan likes boobies.
hotel culture, y’all!
HOTEL CULTURE - HOBART 15 - SUBMIT
Hobart print subs are reopened. the next theme (for issue 15) is “hotel culture.” whatever that means. don’t take it too seriously. aaron and i are reading all subs blind; will each pick 4 stories independently and 3 or 4 together. SUBMIT.
i don’t know why we picked this theme. i just really love hotels. nice ones. shitty ones. in cities. in the middle of fucking nowhere. your sub need not be set in one. a passing mention, maybe? who the fuck knows.
(pics of mary miler/chloe caldwell/amy butcher/me in chicago hotel last weekend)