Dave Wright, Josh Spilker, and Eric Shonkwiler will be doing readings of their work at Reading Rock Books on Monday, September 15, at 6pm.Â
Dave Wright is the author ofÂ RiverwalkersÂ and an editor and publisher at Dig That Book Co. Â You can find him atÂ digthatbook.com.
Dig That Book Co.
Brief synopsis ofÂ Riverwalkers:
A cycle of rural and contemporary myth-based poems that relate the creation myth and the life and death of the first water beetle, The Riverwalker.
Josh Spilker is the author ofÂ About Mr. Warren,Â What Kmart Is Like Now,Â Ambient Florida Position, andÂ Woodbine, and is currently a copywriter. He is the founder of the lit review tumblr,Â I AM ALT LIT, and its â€˜friend,â€™Â I AM NOT ALT LIT. He publishes small books through Deckfight Press, is a semi-regular blogger forÂ Vol.1 Brooklyn, and lives in Nashville, with his wife, his daughter, and one too many dogs. His book,Â Taco Jehovah, is forthcoming from Dig That Book Co. in spring 2015. Â You can find him atÂ joshspilker.com.
Eric Shonkwiler has had writing appear inÂ Los Angeles Review of Books,Â The Millions,Â Fiddleblack,Â [PANK] Magazine,Â Midwestern Gothic, and elsewhere. He received his MFA in Fiction from University of California-Riverside, where he was the recipient of the Chancellorâ€™s Distinguished Fellowship Award, and is a regional editor forÂ Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as a former reader for[PANK]Â and former Editor-in-Chief forÂ CRATE: The Literary Journal of UCR. Born and raised in Ohio,Â EricÂ is an extensive nomad, having lived and worked in every contiguous U.S. time zone, and finding himself on the road as often as not. He is the author of the critically acclaimed debut novel,Â Above All Men, a 2014 Midwest Connections Pick released in March from MG Press. You can find him atÂ ericshonkwiler.com.
Above All Men
Brief synopsis ofÂ Above All Men:
Years from now, America is slowly collapsing. Crops are drying up and oil is running out. People flee cities for the countryside, worsening the drought and opening the land to crime. Amid this decay and strife, war veteran David Parrish fights to keep his family and farm together. However, the murder of a local child opens old wounds, forcing him to confront his own nature on a hunt through dust storms and crumbling towns for the killer.Â Shonkwilerâ€™s critically acclaimed debut novel is a 2014 Midwest Connections Pick and has been called â€œpoetic, stark, and impossible to ignoreâ€ by authors and critics such as Frank Bill, Paula Bomer, and Tom Lutz.