Plethora! My Favorite Time of Year …

On December 3, PLOP! brings intimacy and literature to Columbia City with new work by Jarret Middleton, Donna Miscolta, and Evan Peterson.

Empire Espresso is located on South Edmunds Street in Columbia City, Seattle, WA.  Can I tell you how excited I am about this upcoming event?  PLOP! is all about partnership, so we are thrilled to be hosting an event in a new neighborhood, a new space, with new and returning faces.  A combination that is bound to please.

When:  7pm, Friday, December 3rd.
Where:  Empire Espresso
What:  Free, top quality performance by Northwest authors at your favorite neighborhood cafe & bar, sponsored by PLOP! & Dark Coast Press.

Jarret Middleton is the author of An Dantomine Early and other fictions.  He is the editor and co-founder of Dark Coast Press, an independent literary publisher in Seattle.  He was born in Boston, grew up in New Hampshire, and lives in Seattle.

Donna Miscolta is a fiction writer whose first novel When the De La Cruz Family Danced will be published in June 2011.  Her short story collection Natalie Wood’s Fake Puerto Rican Accent was a finalist for the 2010 Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction.  She has received awards from 4Culture, Artist Trust, the Bread Loaf/Rona Jaffe Foundation, and Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.  She’s been an artist-in-residence at Anderson Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Hedgebrook. In 2009, she was the Jack Straw Writers Program curator.

Evan J. Peterson lived twenty seven years in Florida before fleeing to Seattle. His first full-length poetry collection is making the rounds with publishers. Recent or forthcoming writing and book reviews may be found in Court Green, Ganymede Unfinished, specs, Sweet, NANOfiction and