A bright blue event poster from the Dinner and Bikes tour

MICROCOSM—In Your Town. Come Hang Out!

by Various

We're on the road! A lot. Find us! 


      • October 14-16: Vancouver Art Book Fair, Vancouver, BC
      • October 14-16: Portland Christmas Cash & Carry Gift Show, Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Portland
      • October 15: Delia Jean presents Threadbare at the St Louis Small Press Expo
      • October 27: Cecilia Granata presents Mama Tried at Bluestockings in New York City (7pm)
      • November 3: Beard Coloring Book release party with Meggyn Pomerleau, (5pm) at No Fun, Portland, Oregon
      • November 4: Lit Crawl! Microcosm has several events: Sarah Mirk presents Sex from Scratch at 6pm, and Elly Blue and April Streeter present Our Bodies, Our Bikes at 8pm at Back Pedal Brewing.
      • November 5: Microcosm at Comic Arts Brooklyn
      • November 5: Wordstock, Portland. Find Microcosm's table in the exhibit hall, and many of our authors doing pop-up readings in the Portland Art Museum
      • November 13-Dec 7: Dinner and Bikes part 2! Mountain west edition. w/ Joshua Ploeg (This Ain't No Picnic), Joe Biel (Aftermass), and Elly Blue (Bikenomics)
      • November 18: David Ensminger (Out of the Basement) and Daniel Makagon (Underground) will read and talk about their books at Quimby's in Chicago
      • November 26-27: Deluxe Winter Market, Oklahoma City
      • December 9-11: Portland Green Festival

If you’re planning an event and want us to be part of it (speaking, author readings, movie screening, book and t-shirt slinging, etc) please let us know!!



If folks have any events they'd like to suggest for us to attend or places you'd like us to check out, please email- that's the best way to ask. Thanks!


Actually, if you can't come to us, we'll come to you. Salem College in Winston-Salem NC has an ambitious group of all women writers (the Center Associates writing group). Personally, I'm starting up my own artsy ezine of sorts that will have a biannual anthology of randomness (I hope). My group was really interested in a presentation I did about lit mags vs zines. So maybe we can take a writing day up to Richmond VA or to Raleigh NC. Or maybe you could have an educational seminar along with a fundraising event for my zine that hopes to be brought to life asap. Anyway hope to see you. I'm a big fan.





Aren't you guys coming to Philly Zine Fest??