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The High Emission Tour features small press writers who will pile into a car and travel up the California coast. No trees will be planted.
The High Emission Tour features small press writers who will pile into a car and travel up the California coast. No trees will be planted.
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Playfully poking at Flatmancrooked's Zero Emission Book Tour, the High Emission Tour features writers from Featherproof Books (Chicago) and Hobart (Champaign-Urbana) who will pile into a car in Tucson and travel up the California coast, spreading literary mayhem along the way. No trees will be planted.

Here's our dates:

San Diego:
Saturday, July 31 8pm – 11pm
Vermin on the Mount
with Aaron Burch, Lisa Fugard, Amelia Gray, Jess Jollett, Lindsay Hunter, Enriqu Limón, Adam Novy & Andy Roe
Sushi Performance & Visual Arts
390 Eleventh Ave FREE!

Los Angeles:
Sunday, August 1st 9-11pm
Vermin on the Mount Six-Year Anniversary
with Jillian Lauren, Aaron Burch, Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter & Adam Novy
The Mountain Bar
473 Gin Ling Way FREE!

San Francisco:
Tuesday, August 3rd 9pm
The High Emission Book Tour
with Aaron Burch, Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter, and Reynard Seifert
Amnesia Bar
853 Valencia St. FREE!

San Francisco:
Wednesday, August 4th 7:30pm
Random Hookup: Corium + Hobart
with Aaron Burch, Lauren Becker, Amelia Gray, Andrea Kneeland, Greg Gerke, and Adam Novy
The Knockout
3223 Mission at Valencia St FREE!

Sacramento:
Thursday, August 5
Burch & Gray with Flatmancrooked PubQuiz
with Aaron Burch and Amelia Gray
Pangaea Cafe, 7pm FREE!

Tucson:
Wednesday, August 11
Powhaus Productions Presents Lit!
Rialto Theatre, 7pm
with Spork Press
318 E. Congress St. $3

Here's our expense breakdown:

Rental: Ford Focus from Budget Rent-A-Car
$274 total rental

Gas mileage: Calculated by AAA
$71 Tucson to San Deigo
$93 San Diego to San Francisco
$39 San Francisco to Reno
$172 Reno to Tucson (holy crow)

$375 total gas

Book Shipping
$14.50 x2 via USPS
$ 29 total shipping

GRAND TOTAL: $678

What this Kickstarter does NOT fund:
* Individual airfare to Tucson
* McDonalds cheeseburger
* Jug of whiskey
* Lodging (we're sleeping on floors)
* CD single of "California Gurls"

More info about the presses:
http://www.hobartpulp.com
http://www.featherproof.com

About the people:
http://yourtreat.blogspot.com/
http://www.ameliagray.com

Stories by the people:
http://www.everyday-genius.com/2009/08/aaron-burch.html
http://www.eyeshot.net/meat.html
http://wigleaf.com/200909hhf.htm

Soundtrack: Ahaa Records Beat Tape (Kore One)

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    DADDY'S: Signed special edition mini-book of Lindsay Hunter's Daddy's.

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    SAND PACK: Fresh sand from the California coast, put into an envelope and mailed to your house. Probably like a tablespoon of sand. I don't know what will happen

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    WISH YOU WERE HERE, JERK: Postcard from the road, gathered from authentic road truck stop. Please specify "contemplative" or "threatening" tone.

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    PICS OR IT DID NOT HAPPEN: Polaroid from the road with heartfelt missive, mailed to address of your choosing.

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    WORDS: Receive one signed book of your choice: How to Take Yourself Apart, How to Make Yourself Anew (Aaron Burch), AM/PM (Amelia Gray), Avian Gospels (book I) (Adam Novy), or Hobart 11, plus special edition mini-book of Lindsay Hunter's Daddy's and your choice of communication while we're on the road.

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    GUEST BONUS: SPORK pick one of five current Spork chapbooks to have for your very own. Dan Beachy-Quick "Overtakelessness" Gordon Massman "Core Sample" Drew Krewer "Ars Warholica" Zachary Schomburg "From The Fjords" or Jake Levine "The Threshold of Erasure""

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    ALL I GOT WAS THIS CRAPPY T-SHIRT: Signed book of your choice, special edition Daddy's mini-book, plus T-shirt from the road. Something purchased at a gas station, roadside stand, or from the back of a van. Potentially incriminating. Please specify size.

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    ULTIMATE WORDS: All books, signed (How to Take Yourself Apart, How to Make Yourself Anew (Aaron Burch), AM/PM (Amelia Gray), Avian Gospels (book I) (Adam Novy), and Hobart 11, plus special edition mini-book of Lindsay Hunter's Daddy's and your choice of communication from the road.

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    PERSONALIZED RUNNINGMAN: You will receive a personalized runningman via video. Nobody else will be able to see this runningman but you.

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    PERSONAL TOUR: We will hold a reading in your house, reading stories we never read. We will observe your animals and drink your Shasta. Open only to residents of CA/NV/AZ.

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