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May 13

Celebration of Underground Literature to be held in Jacksonville, Illinois

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Celebration of Underground Literature to be held in Jacksonville, Illinois

The Literary Underground teams up with independent literary publication Zygote in my Coffee to produce an event featuring over a dozen published authors and poets, a local comedian and several musical groups.

Jacksonville, Illinois, USA. Monday, May 13, 2013–-The Literary Underground is a grassroots effort committed to supporting independent artists and fostering community in the independent press. In coordination with Zygote in my Coffee, they will be hosting “Nothing to Lose Comes to Jacksonville/RAT (Premature) Release Party” on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 7pm CST. The event will be held at Bogart’s in Jacksonville, Illinois.

“Nothing to Lose” is an internet radio program and reading series hosted by Brian W. Fugett, editor/publisher of Zygote in my Coffee, with co-hosts Michael D. Goscinski and Michelle L. Quinn. The radio program airs on Friday nights on the Project U Radio Network, featuring interviews with publishers, authors, musicians and filmmakers. The reading series was recently part of a literary crawl in the neighborhood of Tremont in Cleveland, Ohio. Over 50 poets were featured in a dozen venues throughout the day.

Citizens for Decent Literature, a project of The Literary Underground, will officially release Random Acts of Terror (RAT), a poetry book by Luis Rivas, on June 23rd. Michael D. Grover, Head Poetry Editor of Red Fez, had this to say about the collection, “Real hard poems covered in blood, with the revolutionary spirit.” In a recent review published in Target Audience Magazine, Victor Schwartzman argues the importance of publishing this book, “Such poems are a rare, exceptional point of view in mainstream American poetry. More important, these poems are about real stuff that should be of concern to everyone.” This is keeping with CfDL’s simple mission statement of “Giving voice to the voiceless…” Poems from the book will be featured at the event on June 22nd and copies will be available for purchase.

Those scheduled to perform with more being added are local comedian Mike Brant, Brian W. Fugett (Ohio), Michelle L. Quinn and Tim Murray (Indiana), Ryder Collins (Wisconsin), Sirenna Blas, James Babbs, Wanda Morrow Clevenger and Michele McDannold (Illinois).

This event is free and open to the public 18 and over with an after-party and live music to follow the readings. Bogart’s is located at 2142 Old State Rd., Jacksonville, IL. For more information and updates to the schedule, please visit http://theliteraryunderground.org/events

About The Literary Underground
The Literary Underground is a grassroots effort committed to supporting independent artists and fostering community in the independent press. Founded in 2010, successful projects to date include: The Literary Underground Wiki, an open-source encyclopedia devoted to the underground press; Project U Radio Network, with shows hosted on blogtalk radio including author interviews, open mics and topic shows; the Archive Directory, providing web space for the archival of defunct publications; and Citizens For Decent Literature, an online and print publication that seeks to give voice to the voiceless.

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