Show me ‘show me something…’

Flowstone Press is excited to announce the release today of our latest poetry collection, ‘show me something you can not even think of,’ by Elena Botts. According to Robert Milby, “it is clear, that once more, we see a working poet taking risks with phrases and ideas, lending to a stream of consciousness, directed towards … Continue reading

Coming soon: “Hello. This is Jane.”

Today Left Fork is excited and proud to announce our next book, Hello. This is Jane. by writer/activist Judith Arcana. This is a collection of linked short stories inspired by Judith’s experiences as a Jane–the underground abortion service that helped Chicago women get abortions prior to Roe. Interwoven with the central theme of reproductive health … Continue reading

Let’s Write! (writing event Aug 3)

Let’s Write! (writing event Aug 3)

An exciting writing conference is coming up on Saturday, August 3. Unlike most writing conferences, which are heavy on the lessons from writers about how to write or how they’ve done it, this day is focused on you writing. Sure, the workshop facilitators will share a bit about themselves or their processes, but the focus … Continue reading

Cobra Lily 5 release July 28

Greetings, Friends. Please note that issue 5 of Southwest Oregon’s own literary journal Cobra Lily will be celebrated at a special event on Sunday, July 28, 4 – 6 PM, at the Southern Oregon Guild in Kerby, Oregon. The release will be part of the Guild’s latest show, BRIDGING. With the release of Cobra Lily, … Continue reading

Poetry reading with Jared Smith

Save the date!  On Wednesday, April 3, Colorado poet Jared Smith comes to Oregon’s Illinois Valley. The Southern Oregon Guild and Flowstone Press present a poetry reading and spoken word open mic, Wednesday, April 3, at the Guild Gallery in Kerby. The 6pm event is hosted by Flowstone Editor-in-Chief Michael Spring, and features Colorado poet Jared Smith.  Stick around and share your … Continue reading

New releases and award winners

A lot to talk about! First, we’re pleased to announce a release by Carter McKenzie. Stem of Us explores poetic choices to open into the world a way of connection, even and especially in the face of injustice and sorrow. These stems offer both common ground and transformative possibilities of what cannot be named, but what can … Continue reading

Woohoo for Woodwoo!

Woo Hoo! Woodwoo, by Michael Spring with illustrations by Deborah Ann Dawson has received a Red Ribbon award in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards! These awards are pretty special because of the way they are judged. Instead of a panel of academics or what have you, well…we’ll let them describe the process: “For the children’s … Continue reading

4th Annual Local Author event

The fourth time’s the charm! Please join us for 4th in a new shop local tradition: a book reading, signing, and sales event featuring the writers and artists of the Illinois Valley. On Wednesday evening, December 6, Authors/artists will have the opportunity to read their work or explain their process, while guests enjoy free refreshments (baked … Continue reading

Books and Books and More Good Books

Busy month for Flowstone! For a small-time press, the publishing schedule can be erratic. This year we published Ken Letko’s Bright Darkness in late Jan./early Feb., and followed it up with Judith Arcana’s Announcements from the Planetarium in April. And it may seem like not much since then. But trust us, we’ve been busy! This … Continue reading