Notable millennial writer and Whitworthian Joshua Tuttle will discuss the challenges young writers face and read from SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories (Three Rooms Press) followed by an Open Mic on Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. at Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane. This event is free and open to the public. If you’d like to perform, bring no more than five minutes of material; a sign-up sheet will be available at the door. All generations welcome!
Millennials—people born between 1981 to 2000—currently number 88 million, and make up the largest generation of the US population today. Yet, despite its size, the generation as a whole has often been wrongly described as entitled, selfie-obsessed, overly earnest, and whiny. In SONGS OF MY SELFIE, millennials speak directly about their experiences, and the result is a compelling new view of a generation that defies stereotypes. Portland Review of Books raves, “This is a wonderful collection of stories from some of the brightest young writers today.” And millennial online hangout, Cracked.com, advises, “If you want a preview of some writers with brighter futures than the newspapers anticipate, well, here you go.”
The event begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Auntie’s Bookstore is at 402 W. Main, Spokane, WA 99201 (http://www.auntiesbooks.com/).
Copies of SONGS OF MY SELFIE will be available for purchase and signing.
For more information and reservations: 509.838.0206
Joshua Tuttle is a US Army Veteran, Eagle Scout, and Dungeon Master, and in a former life he was an IT engineer. He studies Computer Science and English at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He has been published in Script, and an upcoming RPG supplement entitled “The Demonic Interference at New Ritipus Church” was recently published on DriveThruRPG by the end of the year. Schedules permitting, his Gothic Horror D&D game meets weekly on Sundays. In his remaining spare time, Josh runs the Spooky Scary Skeletons Literary and Horror Society, which meets twice monthly in Spokane, Washington. Public-facing meeting notes can be found at www.spookyscarysociety.com.
ABOUT SONGS OF MY SELFIE
“Songs of My Selfie is an enchanting, heartrending, and utterly relatable read for any and all millennials. This is a wonderful collection of stories from some of the brightest young writers today.” —Portland Book Review
“If you want a preview of some writers with brighter futures than the newspapers anticipate, well, here you go.”
—JF Sargent, Cracked.com
“This is the book you want to read if you are curious about who’ll be driving the truck in a few years.”
—Ethan Rutherford, The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories
With fresh new voices and edgy prose, seventeen stories by millennial writers offer a cross-section of vibrant young characters: unemployed grads deep in debt, expectant mothers on the cusp of adulthood, online relationship addicts, and twenty-somethings at war with their families’ expectations. Here are the strong and the weak, the self-aware and those who reject reality—all carefully crafted to buck the common perception of this generation.
ABOUT AUNTIE’S BOOKSTORE
Auntie’s Bookstore opened in 1978 in the Spokane Flour Mill under the name of “The Book and Game Company” and has been selling books ever since. Auntie’s moved to its current location in the Liberty Building in 1994 located on the corner of Washington and Main. The store carries both new and used books, cards, T-shirts, Spokane specialty items and other gifts to bring home for yourself or your favorite bibliophile. We are a full service independent bookstore! We offer bookstore credit for your gently used books, we hold events, signings, story time and so much more. Our booksellers love books and are looking forward to helping you find your next great read. If you’re looking for a book and we don’t have it in stock, we can get most orders in just a couple days.
ABOUT THREE ROOMS PRESS
Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops, and concerts.