Village 253 Handmade Market + Mingle Virtual Market

The 6th Annual Handmade Market & Mingle is VIRTUAL this year! Join Blue Cactus Press at an online multi-vendor marketplace this from Nov 28 – Dec 8 . Pickup for items purchased at the event will be in North Tacoma from Dec 12-21. Vendors include:
Blue Cactus Press
Craft Theory
Happy Fox Studio Jewelry
Luna Fin Designs
Bones Bits
Snapology of Gig Harbor
Indigo Street Studio
Cascade Candle Company
Poppy Jewelry Designs
HJ Rustic
Cocoa Loves Grey
(more tba)
There will also be a Food is Free Project Tacoma fundraiser + Zoom Party on Dec 4, from 6-8pm. RSVP on Eventbrite for an email reminder here:

Virtual Book Launch & Reading: Terrain by Gina Hietpas

Join Blue Cactus Press for a virtual book launch and reading of Terrain, the debut poetry collection by Pacific Northwest poet and educator Gina Hietpas.The event will include a short introduction by poet, essayist and natural history writer Tim McNulty, a reading by Hietpas, and a Q&A with the author, moderated by poet, teacher and editor Holly Hughes.

This event is free, but registration is required.  REGISTER BY EMAILING BLUECACTUSPRESS@GMAIL.COM.

To purchase a copy of the book or learn more about the author, visit the book page, here.

Virtual Book Launch & Reading

We’d like to invite you to join us on Monday, July 20 at 7PM, for a short, digital reading and book launch for Yousef Allouzi and Samuel Snoek-Brown! Both authors will read and answers questions about their newly published chapbooks, which are launching the same day!

The Bedouin by Yousef Allouzi and There Are No False Alarms by Samuel Snoek-Brown are being published in tandem as part of the Blue Cactus Press Chapbook Series. The BCP Chapbook Series pairs emerging writers with an established author who mentors them through the publishing experience. Find out more about the chapbooks (and pre-order your copy) here. 

At the launch event, the authors will read from their work and answer questions about the publishing process and their creative work for audience members.

REGISTER  FOR THE EVENT (this is required!) please email