Bizarro Halloween

Bizarro Halloween graphicRDSP is celebrating Halloween bizarro style at Terrault Contemporary art gallery in Baltimore and you’re invited! With the impending release of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Grave Markings we’ve got a whole lot of weird to celebrate. John Edward Lawson will be your emcee and there will be readings from Michael Arnzen, K. Ceres Wright, B.E. Burkhead, G. Arthur Brown and J.L. Gribble. Come out and bask in the glow, we’re 73% pretty sure it’s not toxic!

Terrault Contemporary is located at the heart of the Station North Arts District of Baltimore in the historical Copycat building, 1515 Guilford Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202.

Meet the Authors

Born dead to a barren woman, B. E. Burkhead is a poet, writer and artist. He lives on the vestigial tail of Maryland with his wife, son and an army of starving cats. His first book of poetry, The Underside of the Rainbow, will be published by Raw Dog Screaming Press in 2015.

Wright received her Master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, and Cog was her thesis novel for the program. An accomplished poet, Wright’s science fiction poem “Doomed” was a nominee for the Rhysling Award, the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s highest honor. Her work has appeared in Hazard Yet Forward; Genesis: An Anthology of Black Science Fiction; Many Genres, One Craft; and The 2008 Rhysling Anthology.

G. Arthur Brown, when not sleeping, writes absurd and irreal Bizarro fiction, especially in restrooms. The influence of Monty Python, Donald Barthelme, Guy Maddin, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, and the Reagan administration can be seen in much of his work. His first book, Kitten, is available as part of Eraserhead Press’s 2012 New Bizarro Author Series. His stories appear in the Bizarro Bizarro anthology from Bizarro Pulp Press, and in Axes of Evil from Diabolus in Musica, and in the forthcoming Vertigo Schisms from the Surreal Grotesque.

J.L. Gribble is fascinated by the construct of the English language. By day, she is a full-time medical editor, in which she wrangles authors and translates medico-babble into something coherent. On the side, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Most recently, she was co-editor of Far Worlds, a speculative fiction anthology.

Often funny, always terrifying, Michael Arnzen has been publishing experimental horror fiction and twisted poetry for over twenty years. His works have been adapted to film, music, and even playing cards and poetry magnets. A four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, Arnzen currently teaches in the MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. The Gorelets Omnibus – published by Raw Dog Screaming Press in 2013 – collects a decade of his craziest poems and thinkpieces. Another RDSP title, 100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories, remains a ground-breaking collection in the flash fiction movement. His latest books are the novel, Play Dead, and Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side, an E-book helper for writers. See what Mike is up to now and subscribe to his newsletter at: