The second annual Death Rattle Writers Fest brings the Treasure Valley literati to Nampa for two days of performance poetry, flash fiction, open mic storytelling and readings. Headliners include writers Alan Heathcock, pictured, Christian Winn, playwright Heidi Kraay, poets Martin Corless-Smith and Diane Raptosh, rapper Art of Verse and others. Venues include the Nampa Public Library, Flying M Coffeegarage and PreFunk Beer Bar.
Oct. 9-10, Downtown Nampa. Free. DeathRattleWritersFest.org.