TWO PLUM PRESS AND ANTIQUATED FUTURE CELEBRATE 20 RELEASES EACH, WITH A READING AND MUSIC SHOW AT MOTHER FOUCUALT'S
On the evening of March 11th, 2017, the Two Plum Press reading series RETURNED! With a bang, we think, to celebrate having reached 20 releases in 3 years! We joined forces with our dear pal Joshua James Amberson of Antiquated Future- whose tape label ALSO just arrived at 20 releases!
Each reader and music performer read one Preschool Play from The Collected Plays: 2015-2016 by Portland Preschoolers, as a way to tie the whole evening together, and provide some wacky comic interludes. Chris Maday, whose book Pop was our sleeper hit of 2016, opened the show. This was followed by Izzy Ferguson, whose first book, The First Order Of Business, was one of our early releases and who's new book is in the works. Izzy was followed by Sara Renberg, a musician on Antiquated Future who recently made an e.p. about female publishers. Sara was followed by Michelle Overby, whose first book I Stayed Up Listening we published in 2014, and who's new book I Was The Nostalgia is our most recent release. Michelle was followed by Jordan O'Jordan, a narrative songwriter and performer of astounding brilliance, who's most recent record Through Tough Thoughts came out on Antiquated Future. He shared songs on harmonium and banjo and got us all thinking of the magic all around us.
These amazing photographs of the event were taken by our dear friend Holly Meyers. A special thanks to the always-perfect-somehow Mother Foucault's Bookshop for hosting.