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The Southern Summer Comfort Tour

8 May

Some of our favorite women (and dude) here at Vouched are piling into a van this summer and trekking from Austin, TX over to Atlanta, GA in what is sure to be some insanity that leaves all your wife beaters and panty hose running with sweat and mud and tears. Here are some details from their Kickstarter:

The Southern Summer Comfort Tour is an exciting literary event consisting of authors Chloe Caldwell, Elizabeth Ellen, Mary Miller, Brandi Wells and Donora Hillard, all crammed into a rental van touring the hot southern states like a good old fashioned rock band. Our new books have been released on indie presses such as Future Tense Books, Short Flight/Long Drive Books, and Tiny Hardcore Press.

We are: Five women authors hailing from New York, Michigan, Mississippi, and Alabama and we’ll be meeting up in Austin, Texas to start our travels. From there, we will be reading from ours books at bookstores and bars in Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Oxford, Tuscaloosa and Atlanta. There will be special guest appearances along the way by people like Kevin Sampsell, Jess Stoner, and others.

We need your help for car and gas money, not to mention breakfast tacos and lots of liquids.

I wish I could embed the video because it’s absolutely hilarious and amazing, but Kickstarter is kind of dumb and architected their video embeds so that a vast majority of bloggers can’t actually embed their videos into their posts.

So, I hope you’ll hop over to their Kickstarter, watch the video, laugh, and considering contributing to the cause. And, if you’ll be in and/or around the following cities on the following dates, you should pop in and listen to these bitchin’ ladies share their bitchin’ words.

Here are our dates:

July 11th – Austin, TX – Domy Books, 7pm
July 12th – Houston, TX – Domy Books, 7pm
July 13th – New Orleans, LA
July 14th – Oxford, MS – Square Books, 6pm
July 16th – Tuscaloosa, AL
July 17th – Atlanta, GA – Beep Beep, 8pm


6 Dec

I wasn’t kidding when I said Elimae was one of my favorite journals and though I try to refrain jumping on here the first week of every month and being like look at this cool thing I found on elimae because 1) you probably already read elimae (or at least you should) 2) I don’t wanna be predictable in the I-can-guarantee-Tyler-is-gonna-write-about-the-new-issue-of-elimae-between-the-2nd-and-7th-of-each-month kind of way. But yes, I read the new elimae and yes I found something, many things in fact, to be stokifying. Here is one:

In Halloween, Elizabeth Ellen starts with simple dialogue then throws out images and they clank together real well. At the end, I looked at the screen and went that’s odd, but cool. Then, I leaned over to this girl behind me and said, that’s odd, but cool. She raised an eyebrow, like yeah you are or something. I’m impressed with the way this story reminds me to be afraid of the power of stories, but also the world and women and my own gender, because this piece rips reality without telling me a thing.

This part in the middle made me go all WOAH WOAH WOAH:

Put one on, Saul says, and I’ll take your picture.
Okay, I say. But I’m not crawling on my hands and knees.
You have to, Saul says. We have to recreate the photographs exactly. We have to match every detail.
Even the chickens, I say.
Where the hell are we going to find chickens, Saul says.

I hope you like this story.