Burrow Press Presents: We Can't Help It If We're From Florida
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 6pm
Celebrate Burrow Press' new book, We Can't Help It If We're From Florida, a hardcover anthology of new stories and essays by a star-studded lineup of current and former Floridians.
Join us for an unapologetically Floridian book release & fundraiser in support of one of Florida’s only literary publishers. Featuring shuffleboard, Pub' subs, boozey slurpeez, artificial turf, lotto ... oh, and readings by Shane Hinton, Lindsay Hunter, Kristen Arnett, Sohrab Homi Fracis & others.
Free Pub' subs & alcoholic slurpeez.
Beer, wine, "lotto" tickets & Burrow books for sale.
Music, visuals & shuffleboard througout.
Readings at 8pm.
Winner-take-all "lotto" raffle announced at 9pm.
Admission: RSVP for free [or] Donate $10 [or] or purchase some Burrow books to take home (via this site or at the event)
Book Synopsis: Florida is more than just fodder for hard-boiled crime novels and zany farces. This anthology of new stories and essays challenges a star-studded line up of current and former Floridians to write about the state through a literary lens, though not without the requisite weirdness. The Florida within this book contains: lightning, oil spills, road rage, a lizard tied to a balloon, swimmers, sleepwalkers, characters that love Florida, characters that hate Florida, and at least three sinkholes.
Contributor list: Lindsay Hunter, Kevin Moffett, Lidia Yuknavitch, Jeff Parker, Laura van den Berg, Sarah Gerard, Jaquira Díaz, Alissa Nutting, Kristen Arnett, Sohrab Homi Fracis, Derrick Austin, John Brandon, Jason Ockert, Michael J. Seidlinger, Racquel Henry, Nathan Deuel, Asha Dore, Amy Parker, and John Henry Fleming. Edited by Shane Hinton.