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Vermin + VLAK

Vermin on the Mount is teaming up with VLAK Magazine and the Prague Microfest for a series of unforgettable readings in Berlin, Brno, Prague and London:

05/15     Berlin, Germany     7pm
Vermin on the Mount & VLAK 
with Thor Garcia, Catherine Hales, Jim Ruland, Jeroen Nieuwland, Louis Armand & David Vichnar
Normal Bar
Forsterstrasse 46
10999 Kreuzberg

05/16     Brno, Czech Republic     7pm
Vermin on the Mount & VLAK
with Thor Garcia, Olga Pek, Louis Armand, Jim Ruland & David Vichnar
Sklenena Louka (Glass Meadow)
Kounicova 23, 602 00 Brno

05/17    Prague, Czech Republic     7pm
Vermin on the Mount & VLAK
Prague Micro Festival with Louis Armand, Morgan Childs, Sophia Disgrace, Phil Shoenfelt, Jim Ruland, Thor Garcia, Ken Nash + music
Cafe NoD
Dlouha 33, Prague

05/23     London, England     7pm
Vermin on the Mount & VLAK
with Thor Garcia, Richard Makin, Jim Ruland, Louis Armand & David Vichnar
Top Office Machines
133-135 Bethnal Green Road
London, E2 7DG

05/24     London, England
Vermin on the Mount & VLAK
with Lou Rowan, Stewart Home, Ulli Freer, Jim Ruland, Louis Armand & David Vichnar
Power Lunches Arts Cafe
446 Kingsland Road
Hackney, E8 4AE

VOTM in Prague

Vermin on the Mount is teaming up with VLAK magazine at the Prague Microfestival in Prague May 17-20, 2015. The Prague International Microfestival of Poetry kicks off with a prose night co-sponsored by VOTM and VLAK.

The warm-up PMF night will celebrate independent prose writing. Jim Ruland from San Diego will be accompanied by Prague- and Britain-based writers such as Louis Armand, Morgan Childs, Sophia Disgrace, Phil Shoenfelt, Thor Garcia, Ken Nash and Damien Ober; followed by the launches of the international revue VLAK and festival videoinstallation. Music by Happy Funeral, the duo Phil Shoenfelt and David Babka and DJ Count Portmon.

Check out the PMF site for more details!

Same Rat Time… New Rat Channel…

Join us for a night of irreverent readings with Natashia DeónSamuel W. GaileyWendy C. OrtizAshley Perez and your host Jim Ruland at Book Show‘s new location in Highland Park. Poster art by Arturo Fuentes.

10 Years of Filth & Fury

Our second 10th anniversary event kicks off this Friday August 8 at 7:30pm at Book Show in the NOMAD Art Compound in Los Angeles with a night of irreverent readings from Melissa Chadburn, Matthew Hart, Sacha Howells, Karen Rizzo and your host Jim Ruland. There will be plenty of books, booze and free parking, plus the world famous Vermin raffle. This event is sponsored by our friends at Razorcake. Don’t be bitten!

10 Years of Vermin + Forest of Fortune

Can you believe its been 10 years? We can’t either. Come celebrate with us on Saturday August 2 at 7pm at 3rdSpace in San Diego. Enjoy irreverent readings from Lizz Huerta, Justin Hudnall, Marivi Soliven, Hanna Tawater and Nathan Young. Plus, Jim Ruland will read from his new novel Forest of Fortune. There will be books, beverages, and the world famous Vermin raffle.

Brooklyn? Yes, Brooklyn.

Save the Dates

Vermin in the Spring

Vermin returns to Book Show in the NOMAD art compound in Frogtown. Click here for a map and hop on over Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:30pm. Don’t be bitten!

Save the Date

Vermin Joins Forces with L.A. Zine Fest

Vermin on the Mount is super stoked to be a part of L.A. Zine Week, a rowdy collection of parties, readings, parties, live music and more parties throughout L.A. during the week leading up to L.A. Zine Fest on Sunday, Feb. 16. The L.A. Zine Fest-sponsored Vermin on the Mount will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13 at Book Show in Frogtown. Don’t be bitten!

VOTM SD: Sat. Feb 15

VOTM LA: Thurs. Feb 13

Just Because

It’s the holidays. Things are crazy. The sound of a ticking clock sounds like a cannon. But do you think this little guy gives a shit about the line at the post office or the parking at the mall? Of course not. And neither should you.

Take a deep breath. Put on your comfiest socks. Eat a burrito. And know that Vermin on the Mount will return in 2014 with two great shows to celebrate Valentine’s Day

VOTM LA: Thursday, Feb. 13 at Book Show

VOTM SD: Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3rdSpace


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