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like a dog: virtual book launch
like a dog: virtual book launch

Sat, Apr 20



like a dog: virtual book launch

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Apr 20, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDT



About the event

celebrate lauren samblanet's first book, like a dog, at this virtual book launch! lauren will be reading alongside some of her beloved friends who are also incredible writers. the virtual launch will take place saturday, april 20th 5-7p MT (7-9 ET, 6-8p CT, 4-6 PT). this reading is free but requires registration for the zoom link!

click here for more information about like a dog or get a copy of the book here.

captions will be enabled on zoom for accessibility and the chat will be monitored as well. to reduce noise during the reading, participants should mute themselves and use zoom reactions, the chat, and show applause visually without sound (spirit fingers, clapping visibly while muted).

like a dog contains sexually explicit language and explorations of trauma and ptsd.


Christy Davids is a poet, a teacher, a birder. Some of her creative and critical work can be found at VOLTOpen House, PennSound, BedfellowsJacket2DusieThe Tiny, and the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet, among others. She is the author of three chapbooks: on heat (BOAAT Press, 2017), Dysphoric Geography (Neighboring Systems, 2019), and wanton (DoubleCross Press, 2020). In August 2023 she was a poet in residence at Millay Arts.

Brittany Felder is a writer and vocalist from Pennsylvania, currently based in the San Francisco Bay area. She is co-founder and co-host of the Write Attention podcast, a Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) alumni and a Rooted and Written fellow. She writes poems about mental health and matrilineal inheritance. Brittany is also a vocalist writing lyrics, melodies and harmonies for a full-length, progressive rock concept album and a twangy, folk rock EP.

André O. Hoilette is a Jamaican-born poet. He is a Cave Canem alumnus and the former editor of ambulant: A Journal of Poetry & Art and the former assistant editor of Nexus Magazine. He earned an MFA in Poetry from Regis University’s Mile-High MFA program. Nominated 2021 Best of the Net, Finalist in 2021 Frontier Chapbook Contest, and Semi-finalist in 2021 Cave Canem first Book Prize. Previous publications in Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam and Cave Canem 10-Year Reader, Infinite Constellations, Black Powerful anthologies, and journals: Inverted Syntax, Cultural Weekly, Rigorous, milk magazine, and Burrow Press.

Han Olliver is a sick and crip trans artist in NYC. They're interested in hauntings, glitches, remnants, and rhizomatic embodiment as a portal to nonlinearity. Their work explores porosity as it pertains to belonging in non-normative and sick bodies and is a practice of witnessing cycles of harvest/rot through a variety of mediums. They are queer as in against the state—as in, may all empires fall, may all people be free.

Ebs Sanders is a poet, artist and editor living in Philadelphia. They co-edit the tiny with Gina Myers. They are the author of Intimacies that did not destroy us (Bottlecap Press, 2022) and A Fallow Channel (Gauss PDF, 2020). Their work has appeared in Asterion Projects, baest, bedfellows, blush, Full Stop, Fungiculture, Prolit, The Rumpus and Tripwire, among others. Their art has been exhibited at Vox Populi.

Oki Sogumi lives, works, and plants milkweed in Philadelphia.

Lindsey Stark is a writer living in the Portland, Oregon area, currently working toward a BA in English at Eastern Oregon University. Her career as an author began in the fourth grade when her parents were called over a short horror story she wrote for class. She dabbles in both fiction, nonfiction, film analysis, and blasphemous rosary-making. Her work can be found on the noted Alan Wake fan blog, The Sudden Stop, as well as existing in varying states of tamper on her hard drive.

Julia Kooi Talen is an essayist and poet based in the Midwest where she teaches creative writing and composition. Talen lives with their cat, Otis and you can find more of her writings at

A. C. Warner is a disabled poet-scholar from the Midwest, and her heart is metal and doom. Warner's writing and research interests include disability, grief, hauntings, place, and nostalgia. Most of her work has appeared in publications that no longer exist. She can be found on Instagram at @acwarneriswriting.

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