Caption: Portland, Oregon writer Kevin Sampsell is taking part in the Pilcrow LitFest, in Chicago.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- Portland, Oregon resident Kevin Sampsell is among the more than 60 authors taking part in the Pilcrow Lit Fest, in Chicago, held between May 22-25.
Sampsell currently has a book out, titled "Creamy Bullets," published by Chiasmus Press, in Portland. This is the author's latest work, a notable previous work being "Beautiful Blemish," published by Word Riot Press, in Middletown, New Jersey.
Professionally, Sampsell works at Powell's Books, in Portland, Oregon. Sampsell also runs a micro press, called "Future Tense Books." He is 41 years old and a dad to a 14-year-old son.
He discussed the impact of being a father on his work. Sampsell said, "Being a dad has opened up the door for a lot of experiences at various emotional levels as a writer that I am much more aware of as a parent. I don't really subscribe to the whole thing where people say after you have a kid your whole life changes. But there is a certain parts of that statement is true. You do become more emotionally vulnerable as a human being. If I didn't have a child, I would probably have a more selfish outlook on life."
Sampsell just arrived yesterday, but said the festival is going well. "There are a lot if interesting panels going on. It's great seeing a bunch of friends. One of the things I do at Powell's is run the small press there. So coming to something like this I know a lot of people."
For more information about Mr. Sampsell's work, click on the headline or go to his site at: www.FutureTenseBooks.com.