Readings & Events

February 2024

THURSDAY, February 8 to SATURDAY, February 10

Come see us at Table 1815 at the AWP Conference Bookfair in Kansas City, Missouri! All books will be on sale and there will be some great deals and special promotions! See below for RMP author panels and book signings and our offsite event!

THURSDAY, February 8

9:00 to 10:15 am: The Hurricane Book author Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones will be speaking on the panel “The Language of Leaving: Puerto Rican Writers on/from the Diaspora” with Amina Gautier, Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, and Jerilynn Aquino. Room 2502B, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 2

10:30 to 11:00 am: After her panel, Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones will be signing copies of The Hurricane Book at Table 1815 in the bookfair. The first 30 people to buy a copy of The Hurricane Book will receive an RMP flashlight!

2:45 to 3:15 pm: Kathy Fish will be signing copies of A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness at Table 1815 in the bookfair.

7:00 pm: Offsite Event! Rose Metal Press, Blackbird, and Cupboard Pamphlet will be hosting an amazing line-up of readers at Nimble Brewing, 1735 Oak Street, Kansas City. Rose Metal’s readers will be Aaron Angello, Kelcey Ervick, and Jasmine Sawers. Event information here.

FRIDAY, February 9

11:00 to 11:30 am: Aaron Angello will be signing copies of The Fact of Memory at Table 1815 in the bookfair.

2:30 to 3:00 pm: Nicole Walker will be signing copies of The After-Normal at Table 1815 in the bookfair.

3:00 to 3:30 pm: Jasmine Sawers will be signing copies of The Anchored World at Table 1815 in the bookfair.

3:20 to 4:35 pm: The After-Normal co-author Nicole Walker will be speaking on the panel “The Braided Essay as Change Agent” with Candace Walsh, Anna Chotios, and Sarah Minor. Room 2502A, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 2

SATURDAY, February 10

12:10 to 1:25 pm: The RMP Field Guide to Graphic Literature co-editor Kelcey Ervick will be speaking on the panel “Writers Making Comics and Collage: How Changing Mediums Changed Our Writing” with Field Guide to Graphic Literature contributors Naoko Fujimoto, Nick Potter, Lauren Haldeman, and David Lee. Room 2101, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level

1:30 to 2:30 pm: After their panel, RMP Field Guide to Graphic Literature co-editor Kelcey Ervick and other contributors/panelists will sign copies of the book at table 1815. Come by for graphic lit, comics, and collage chats and a copy of this amazing craft guide!