Third Man will be at the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Festival from April 8-11. In addition to participating in the conference and book fair, Third Man will be hosting parties at two FREE offsite events featuring Merge and TMR recording artist William Tyler, Third Man Books authors Janaka Stucky and Sampson Starkweather, plus DJ sets by TMR's own Ben Swank. Essentially the AWP Festival is the book lover's equivalent to Austin's SXSW music festival. Instead of bands, there are authors. Instead of record labels, there are publishers. It is estimated that 15,000 people will be coming to Minneapolis this week to enjoy the music of language. From April 8-11th, every bar, venue, coffee shop, hotel, nook and cranny will be full of book lovers. And Third Man Books will be adding three new titles to their conversations... The Truth Is We Are Perfect by Janaka Stucky, Hidden Water: From the Frank Stanford Archives by Frank Stanford, and PAIN: The Board Game by Sampson Starkweather.

Third Man Books will host the following AWP offsite events:

Pizza, Poetry, PBR, Punk Rock
Lee's Liquor Lounge
Friday, April 10. 5pm. FREE
Featuring Janaka Stucky, Sampson Starkweather, William Tyler, Frankie Teardrop, Ben Swank and more
w/ Free Pizza, PBR Drink Specials & THE ROLLING RECORD STORE

Freedom, Revolt, and Love: A Frank Stanford Celebration
Grumpy's Downtown
Saturday, April 11. 8pm. FREE
Featuring Janaka Stucky, William Tyler, Ben Swank and more
w/ Jameson Drink Specials