September 23, 2008
“DRINKING WITH BEARS”
BOOK RELEASE — SPOKEN WORD SHOW — DRINKING OPPORTUNITY
Sunday October 19, 6-9pm
1305 SE 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Full bar & kitchen
21 & OVER: FREE
UNDER 21: SEVEN HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS
FOR MORE INFO, PRESS PACKET, REVIEW COPIES:
Contact Rose O’Keefe — firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Mykle Hansen — email@example.com
ABOUT THE EVENT:
“DRINKING WITH BEARS”
A very special Book Release Event,
for Mykle Hansen’s comic novel,
HELP! A BEAR IS EATING ME!
– spoken-word performance by the author!
– a special slide presentation!
– a live demonstration of advanced BEAR SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES!
MYKLE HANSEN, a fixture of Portland’s literary and
spoken-word scenes since the 2000 release of his
surreal short-story collection EYEHEART EVERYTHING,
returns with HELP! A BEAR IS EATING ME! — a
schadenfreude-laden farce of American hubris
in the face of Nature and her servants, specifically
the wild bears of Alaska.
During this one-hour presentation, Mykle Hansen will read from his new book, and deliver an enlightening and entertaining slideshow on the changing dynamic of the human-bear relationship in this era of global warming, economic meltdown and obesity. This will be followed by a brief but exciting demonstration of how to defend yourself against attack by an actual live bear in a natural setting! Drinks, snacks, goth-industrial dancing and a screening of bear-themed movies to follow.
Please join us for the festive premiere of this new info-promotional lecture, which Hansen and his publishers ERASERHEAD PRESS will bring to cities across America starting in November.
DOORS OPEN: 4pm
PLACE STARTS TO FEEL NOT TOTALLY DESERTED: 6pm
PERFORMANCE BEGINS: 7pm
GOTH-INDUSTRIAL DANCE NIGHT OVERRUNS BEAR NIGHT: 9pm
ABOUT THE BOOK:
“HELP! A BEAR IS EATING ME!”
Trapped in a remote Alaskan forest, pinned under his own SUV, gnawed upon by nature’s finest predators, Marv Pushkin — Corporate Warrior, Positive Thinker, Esquire subscriber — waits impatiently for an ambulance and explains in detail the many reasons why this unfolding tragedy is everyone’s fault but his own.
129 PAGES. $10.95
Published by ERASERHEAD PRESS
Carried by: Powell’s Books, Amazon.com
For More Info: visit helpabeariseatingme.com .
PRAISE, IN THE FORM OF “BLURBS”, FOR “HELP! A BEAR IS EATING ME!”
“A hairy and hilarious voyage into ultra-consumer Marv Pushkin’s worst nightmare, HELP! A Bear is Eating Me! is Mykle Hansen’s satirical swan song for the secret reptile desires in every American heart. Switching from sardonic blitz to surprising sympathy to gruesome surrealism, Hansen’s novel is face-melting fun from first to last.”
– Jeremy Robert Johnson, author of Angel Dust Apocalypse and Extinction Journals
“This is insane. I mean sort of literally mentally insane. I am worried about Mykle (Marvin?). His newest humorsidious (humorous and insidious) creation is like a cartoon that threatens to come alive and molest you.”
–Kevin Sampsell, author of Creamy Bullets
“Brilliant, poignant, and utterly hilarious. Nobody can satirize American culture as well as Mykle Hansen.”
- Carlton Mellick III, author of The Faggiest Vampire
“this is the gayest shit ive ever seen”
– Fsda Fsdfa (firstname.lastname@example.org), Internet culture critic
ABOUT MYKLE HANSEN:
Mykle Hansen’s inability to have a normal reaction is key to the popularity of his surreal fiction and neo-gonzo journalism. He is the author of the acclaimed short-story collection EYEHEART EVERYTHING, several dozen ‘zines, a religous self-help column in the Portland Mercury, and over fifty thousand lines of Perl. HELP! A BEAR IS EATING ME! is his first novel. RAMPAGING FUCKERS OF EVERYTHING ON THE CRAZY SHITTING PLANET OF THE VOMIT ATMOSPHERE, an anthology of his satirical novellas, is coming this winter from Eraserhead Press.
As a spoken word performer he organized Portland’s first and
only STRIP POETRY competition, and is a regular guest of
the D’MERDE SALON literary series, and KBOO’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING TONGUE.
A jack of all trades since birth, Mykle Hansen still tries to spend most of his time writing. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and child, in a orange castle surrounded by a moat of man-eating chickens.
ABOUT ERASERHEAD PRESS:
Portland publishers of exquisite Bizarro and surreal literature
since 2001, they can be found online at eraserheadpress.com.
Bizarro, the genre of weird horror and the ridiculous, is a growing obsession for adventurous readers. Learn all about it online at bizarrocentral.com .