Village 253 Handmade Market & Mingle

Join the Village 253 & Handmade PNW for the 5th Annual Handmade Market & Mingle at Union Club (539 Broadway in downtown Tacoma). The event includes free entry, free food, and a free kids’ craft.  Blue Cactus Press will be one of more than 30 local vendors specializing in homemade and locally crafted goods! Come by to browse our newest books, chat with us about the publishing process, and meet other local creators! You can also get tickets for an awesome raffle benefiting local charities (and get a free goodie bag with a $20 raffle ticket purchase!). Every maker, including Blue Cactus Press, will donate 10% of their sales to the chosen charity. Check out the event posts for information on the raffle prizes and vendors!

Vendors include:

Happy Fox Studio Jewelry
Sarah Gil Art
Luna Fin Designs
Color Cornucopia
Shop Milla and Me
Graceful Moon Studios
Crochet by Cora
Steamboat Soap Company
Diva Reclaimed
Jenny L. Miller
Delsa+brass
Turquoise Rhinoceros
DesignbyMads
Kristen Hernandez
The Art of Crunch – Handcrafted Artisan Biscotti
Tacoma Tot
Happy Moon Candles
Brianna Showalter
Joy at Journey’s End
Ness Creations Pottery
Healing Vibes Creations
YPurple Art
Blue Cactus Press
(+ more!)

If you want to get email notifications about this event, register via the Eventbrite link (optional). https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-village-253-handmade-market-and-mingle-5th-annual-tickets-64675934461

Free Range Poetry PDX

Join Blue Cactus Press poet and publisher Christina Butcher, and portland-based poets Jonathan Merritt and Armin Tolentino, for a night of poetry at Northwest Library, in Portland, Oregon. The reading is a part of the Free Range Poetry reading series, which meets monthly on the first Monday of every month. Here’s the scoop, so far, for the night’s readings and festivities:

6:00 pm – open mic
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm – featured readers
7:30 pm – join poets and organizers for a casual get together at McMenamin’s bar, which is across the street from the Northwest Library. See you in November, friends!

“The Art of Naming My Pain” Book Launch

Join us for the official book launch of Kellie Richardson’s sophomore poetry collection, The Art of Naming My Pain. Richardson will read from her new collection, which includes poetry, art and essays, and exhibit her artwork included in the book. Kellie will also chat with audience members about her creative work and sign copies of The Art of Naming My Pain at the event.

Festivities will be held at Dystopian Brewing, on Thursday, October 17, at 6:30 PM. This is a free and public event.

For more information about The Art of Naming My Pain or to pre-order your copy before the launch, visit the book page, here. You can also pre-order the book online or in-person at King’s Books.