OPOSSUM Launch Party at Wordstock Lit Crawl!

Tender Loving Empire¬†graciously hosted OPOSSUM’s launch party/reading Friday, November 4. We packed the place with a lineup of amazing readers. The magazine is now on sale at Tender Loving Empire, Reading Frenzy, and here at our online store (see new menu item!). Here are some pics from the big event!

opossum-at-tle Tender Loving Empire graciously hosted OPOSSUM's launch party/reading Friday, November 4. We packed the place with a lineup of amazing readers. The magazine is now on sale at Tender Loving Empire, Reading Frenzy, and here at our online store (see above). Here are some pics from the big event!

Elena Passarello's headline reading veered from vomiting punk rocker to operatic soprano. "My dear, the voice is like a small dog. Sometimes is good dog, sometimes is bad dog. That is all."
Elena Passarello’s headline reading veered from vomiting punk rocker to operatic soprano. “My dear, the voice is like a small dog. Sometimes is good dog, sometimes is bad dog. That is all.”
Shayla Lawson shared two of her PANTONE poems and both read and sang with her amazing voice a poem from her forthcoming, I Think I'm Ready To See Frank Ocean.
Shayla Lawson shared two of her PANTONE poems and both read and sang with her amazing voice a poem from her forthcoming, I Think I’m Ready To See Frank Ocean.
Melissa Stephenson read from her essay "Bob Dylan Rule" and sang "Memory" from the musical Cats in her 6th grade teacher's voice!
Melissa Stephenson read from her essay “Bob Dylan Rule” and sang “Memory” from the musical Cats in her 6th grade teacher’s voice!
Steve Durham read from his essay "Human Out of Me," a rumination on the writing life, mental health crises, and the power of music to be your guide.
Steve Durham read from his essay “Human Out of Me,” a rumination on the writing life, mental health crises, and the power of music to be your guide.
Allison Bulger appeared on the wall, reading from her story, "Darker, More Real."
Allison Bulger appeared on the wall, reading from her story, “Darker, More Real.”
A view of the crowd from the readers' stair. Turnout was AMAZING.
A view of the crowd from the readers’ stair. Turnout was AMAZING.
Poetry editor Rebecca Jean Olson standings in the lovely November twilight.
Poetry editor Rebecca Jean Olson standings in the lovely November twilight.
Publisher/Founder John Edgar introduces Steve Durham.
Publisher/Founder John Edgar introduces Steve Durham.
Managing Editor Jon Ross conducts an invisible orchestra.
Managing Editor Jon Ross conducts an invisible orchestra.
A view of the crowd from the readers' stair. Turnout was AMAZING.
A view of the crowd from the readers’ stair. Turnout was AMAZING.