Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tickets on Sale Now for Taste of Switchback 2014












Purchase tickets here.
RSVP on Facebook here

Your General Admission ticket includes:
  • Unlimited craft beer tastings
  • One complimentary raffle ticket (additional raffle tickets available for purchase)
  • A program book, including tasting notes and poems from Switchback authors
  • Light appetizers
  • Live and virtual readings by Switchback authors 
Live readings by Switchback authors Kathleen Rooney (Oneiromance) and Stefania Heim (A Table That Goes on For Miles)!

Interactive virtual readings and performances by Marisa Crawford, Alyse Knorr, Jenn Marie Nunes, Morgan Parker, Jennifer Tamayo, Monica de la Torre and Caroline Noble Whitbeck!

Stay tuned for an exciting list of award-winning brews and seasonals from Michigan's Saugatuck Brewing Company!

OH, AND THIS TOO:

Attend The Swell's event the same night, featuring Switchback author Stefania Heim, and receive discounted admission at the door with proof of attendance. Wow, what a deal!



 

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Save the Date: Taste of Switchback 2014 is just around the corner!

SAVE THE DATE!

This year's Taste of Switchback event is Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Join Switchback Books for an evening of unlimited craft beer tastings, expertly paired and presented alongside poems from Switchback Books' authors.

We had a blast with everyone who supported our event last year, and we look forward to seeing all of you again. Mark your calendars for a night of delicious beer and palate-quenching poetry from the Switchback catalog.

Information about ticket purchases, raffle prizes and beer selection coming soon!

Where: The Test Kitchen, 1511 West Cortez Street, Chicago, IL
When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 (Time TBD)

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Exciting News (!): Forthcoming Switchback Title

Switchback Books is excited to announce that we will be publishing Alyse Knorr's Copper Mother!

Copper Mother was submitted to the 2014 Queer Voices Contest, and we loved it so much that we decided it must have a home in our catalog! Congratulations, Alyse, and welcome to the Switchback family!


 Alyse Knorr is the author of Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books, 2013) and the chapbook Alternates (dancing girl press, 2014). She received her MFA from George Mason University. Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, ZYZZYVA, Caketrain, Puerto Del Sol, Drunken Boat, and The Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press, 2012), among others. She is a co-founding editor of Gazing Grain

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Good News! 2014 Gatewood Prize Deadline Extended

In case you missed it with all of our exciting news last week, the 2014 Gatewood Prize submission deadline has been extended! We are now accepting manuscripts until 11:59 PM on June 1st, 2014.

Contest judge: Dorothea Lasky

A refresher on contest details and submission guidelines

Switchback Books Catalog

AND, check out 2013 Gatewood Prize Winner, Morgan Parker's website, to see what she's been up to!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Congrats to the first-ever Queer Voices Winner!

Switchback Books is thrilled to announce the winner of our first-ever Queer Voices Contest, chosen by our judge, Dawn Lundy Martin:

AND/OR by Jenn Marie Nunes

 
Jenn Marie Nunes is the author of three chapbooks, including OPERA TRANS OPERA, w/ Mel Coyle, from alice blue books. She holds a BS from Cornell University and an MFA from LSU. Jenn Marie currently lives in New Orleans where she teaches creative writing at Southern University at New Orleans, co-edits TENDE RLOIN, on online gallery for poetry, and performs as [Bi]Nary with the New Orleans Poetry Brothel. You can find more of her work online at [PANK], Finery, Horse Less Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Fiction Southeast and Café Irreal. This is her first full-length poetry collection.

Congratulations, Jenn! Welcome to the Switchback family!

Thank you to everyone who submitted manuscripts to our first-ever Queer Voices Contest. We are impressed by the high-quality material we received. So many thanks!


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stefania Heim + A Public Space: May 16th in Brooklyn

Hey Brooklyn! Join A Public Space for a celebration of Stefania Heim's and Brett Fletcher's debut books, A Table That Goes On for Miles and A Hotel in Belguim.

Friday, May 16th, 2014
A Public Space
323 Dean Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11217

http://apublicspace.org/events/detail/brett_fletcher_lauer_and_stefania_heim

And, if you haven't already, get your very own copy of A Table That Goes On for Miles here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jennifer Tamayo Reads at the Ear Inn Series


Hey New York! Jennifer Tamayo (Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes, Switchback Books 2012) reads at the Ear Inn Series with Amy Lawless and John Casteen next Wednesday,  April 30th.

For Jennifer Tamayo's future readings, visit her website: http://www.jennifertamayo.com/events-performances/




Don't have a copy of Red Missed Aches? Want one? Shop the Switchback catalog, and pick up JT's book today!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Kathleen Rooney: Who says American white men are better writers?


"Benign negligence—whether in a grassroots book club, or on a college syllabus, or in a publishing house or magazine’s list—cannot simply be excused and accepted as an innocent blind spot."

Kathleen Rooney's article, "Who says American white men are better writers?" is on Women News Network today. Check it out!

For more information about Kathleen Rooney, visit her website: http://kathleenrooney.com/

For her newest novel, O! Democracy, click here.
For her Switchback title, Oneiromance, click here.




Thursday, March 27, 2014

Morgan Parker Interview in BOMB Magazine

An interview with Morgan Parker, winner of the 2013 Gatewood Prize, is up at BOMB magazine. 
She and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs discuss their artistic processes and interests. 

Check it out!: http://bombmagazine.org/article/1000061/latasha-diggs-morgan-parker