Hi-ho into April: an invitation to our Book & Puppet event April 29

It certainly has been here. March brought much excitement for the publishing company with Thurston’s release of The Phulasso Devotional, the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Write Stuff Conference, collaboration with Echo City Capers, production of Larry Sceurman’s short story collection, Coffee in the Morning, and planning for a cornucopia of events for National Bookstore Day April 29.

We told you to Save the Date for April 29.

We have now launched the schedule for National Independent Bookstore Day at downtown Easton’s Book and Puppet Company. And we warned you that the 29th and 30th were also The Arts Community of Easton Open Studio Tour.

And technically it’s the end of National Poetry Month.

So we are celebrating everything! Free events at Book & Puppet start at 2 p.m. and end with an open mic that starts at 5 p.m.

SCHEDULE OF FREE EVENTSARIL 29— location: Book & Puppet Company
the newly renovated Centre Square, downtown Easton, near The Crayola Experience

2 p.m. Music and Art on the Square with Ralph and Joe from Echo City Capers &
3 p.m. Outdoor family-friendly storytelling with author Larry Sceurman
3:30 p.m. Indoor reading of nostalgic fiction also by Larry Sceurman
4 p.m. OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH of The Phulasso Devotional: Engineering the Warrior Priest for Dark Times with blessing from author Thurston Gill Jr.
4:30 p.m. Poetry by Nancy Scott, who contributed the introductory poem to Phulasso
4:45 p.m. Poetry by Darrell Parry, who released the second edition of Twists last month.
5 p.m. OPEN MIC for writers, musicians and other performers

We will also be selling books from Parisian Phoenix and Echo City, and special postcards featuring art by Maryann Riker, an ACE member who painted the covers of Twists and The Phulasso Devotional, AND special “guest books,” the Kink Noir series by William Prystauk, who contributed an essay to our Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money anthology.

And we may… but no promises… have actual copies of Coffee in the Morning, which isn’t scheduled for release until May, but there’s a chance we might finish it early. It’s a very low chance that the production fairies might pull off a miracle.

The special collaboration with Echo City Capers is also the soft kick-off of Parisian Phoenix Kittens, our children’s book imprint. And coming soon, probably summer, we will launch Parisian Phoenix Kink, our erotic line, with a nonfiction title by Ralph Greco about writing erotic fiction and his career in the industry. And as research, I recently read Susie Bright’s How to Read/Write an Erotic Story, which, despite its age and its subject matter, holds up as a basic how-to-write for any genre. I know that sounds ridiculous, but her exercises, writing prompts and information would benefit anyone transitioning from hobby to professional writing. Trust me.

Published by Angel Ackerman

Writer, Editor, Traveler, Fashionista, Francophile, Student and Mother Publisher at Parisian Phoenix (parisianphoenix.com) Author of the Fashion and Fiends series

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