Join Author James R. Gapinski in the release of his Book Edge of the Known Bus Line. Alongside him, local and visiting writers also share their work, with readings from Maya Beck, Madeline Reding, Kathryn Savage, and Erin Sharkey.
In Edge of the Known Bus Line, a woman’s daily commute takes an abrupt turn when she’s dropped off in a grotesque shantytown. The townsfolk live in huts and tents scavenged from broken trinkets. They eat dead rats and human flesh. They’ve developed cult-like religions about miracle bus routes that will someday set them free. The narrator searches for a way out of this surreal hellscape while dredging up a few nightmares of her own.
Author James R. Gapinski holds an MFA in Fiction from Goddard College and an MA in Postmodern Literary Studies from Prescott College. He’s managing editor of The Conium Review and Conium Press and an instructional specialist at Chemeketa Community College. Previously, he has taught writing courses at Ashford University, Bunker Hill Community College, Pueblo Community College, and Mt. Hood Community College.