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Fugitives & Rabbits: A Meeting of Readers, Publishers, and Writers

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This August, two indie presses - Dead Rabbits Books & Southern Fried Karma Press - will embark on a collaborative literary tour across North Carolina in an effort to bring writers, readers, and publishers together to expand and uplift the literary community. 

Dead Rabbits Books is a small press based out of New York & Seattle with the mission to publish books that matter in ways that matter. The aim is to make their publishing process as transparent and writer-centric as possible - with a heavy emphasis on the literary community. Having started as a reading series in 2014, Dead Rabbits launched a press in autumn of 2018. Their first title will be out in September 2019. 

Based out of Atlanta, SFK Press cultivates diverse voices - literary expressions from Brooklyn’s Williamsburg to Chicago’s Wicker Park. The artist’s path to reach a wider audience is no longer under the exclusive control of corporate gatekeepers that measure acquisitions purely through economic return. Such is the founding premise of SFK Press, whose mission is to publish a million stories speaking to “Y’all Means All”. 

Attendees can expect to hear the work of burgeoning authors from each press, meet with the publishers and editors about finding an audience for their work, and join in conversation that connects the literary community. Both presses hope to share their knowledge of the publishing industry while also learning from attendees about how they can support local literary communities. Additionally, many of these events will be recorded and appear on the Dead Rabbits Podcast in an effort to shine a light on writing and work done locally. 

Earlier Event: August 7
Main Street Writers
Later Event: August 10
Sensory Stories with Miss Rikki