They Came from the Northwest!


A reading by
Kevin Sampsell & B. Frayn Masters
with Ryan Call & Kirby Johnson

July 8, 2010
Kaboom Books
3115 Houston Avenue

They Came from the Northwest! Author of A Common Pornography, Kevin Sampsell and writer B. Frayn Masters embark on the ultimate southern road trip, stopping in Houston for a reading at the Houston Avenue location of Kaboom Books on July 8th at 7:00.

Co-sponsored by local literary journal, NANO Fiction and Kaboom Books, the reading will also feature local writers Ryan Call and Kirby Johnson.

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Kevin Sampsell is the author of the memoir, A Common Pornography, and the publisher of the micropress, Future Tense Books. His fiction and essays have appeared in Nerve, Smith Magazine, Quick Fiction, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works at the legendary Powell’s City of Books.

B. Frayn Masters has been published in Pindeldyboz, Spork, Monkeybicycle, and elsewhere. She has also written articles under a different name for “adult magazines.” She is the co-host of Back Fence PDX, a popular storytelling series in Portland, Oregon.

Ryan Call’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Hobart, Caketrain, NANO Fiction, LIT, New York Tyrant, The Lifted Brow, and elsewhere. He contributes to HTMLGIANT and is the associate editor of NOÖ Journal.

Kirby Johnson is the founding editor of NANO Fiction. She is the co-organizer of the Houston Indie Book Festival and a monthly reading series at Kaboom Books.