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Author Event: Adam “Bucho” Rodenberger

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Adam “Bucho” Rodenberger is a 44-year old abstract artist and fiction writer from Kansas City, specializing in surrealism, dark fiction, horror, and dystopian stories. In 2009, he earned dual bachelor's degrees in English and Philosophy while minoring in Political Science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He earned his MFA in Writing at the University of San Francisco in 2011. He has been published in The Heartland Review, BrainBox Magazine, and New Plains Review, among many other journals, as well as in Fox Spirit's Girl at the End of the World: Book 1 anthology. He was shortlisted for the Almond Press “Broken Worlds” fiction contest. He has two novels in progress (Impasto and Rise) and three short story collections from which numerous stories have been published (Scaring the Stars into Submission, The Machinery of the Heart: Love Stories, and his latest Under a Black Rainbow). He is currently cobbling together a hybrid collection of fiction and non-fiction pieces on grief called An Atlas of Bone & Sorrow he hopes to publish by 2025.

About Under a Black Rainbow: The eighteen stories found within are mental and emotional excavations of fractured traumas, the awakening of unique pleasures, and the moments where we come face to face with the hungry voices whispering to us from the dark.

Before falling asleep every night, a man ritually unlaces the stitches keeping his chest tied closed.
A pair of lovers allow their strangest thoughts to invade and infect their lovemaking.
One unsuspecting child learns why so many others are afraid of things they cannot see.
A family slowly unravels as the father seeks his buried name in the walls and the mother unbecomes.
The death of a child leaves a living, lingering reminder behind as memorial.
One woman becomes unexpectedly aroused by a new and surprising happenstance.
The entrance to a strange and deserted museum suddenly appears in the side of a city building.

These stories are misshapen and deformed offspring; these are lessons that continue to go unlearned.

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