who is matt ryan?

"Matt Ryan is so madly creative that it is downright intimidating. A master of wordplay and connoisseur of beastiality, butt cracks, and testes, this man is
--above all other things--
utterly unpredictable."

-Joey Goebal, author of The Anomalies and Commonwealth


Matt. Effing. Ryan.

Do you know who that is? Well, you should. Matt Ryan is an amazing writer, a seriously good dude, and, as you can see above, a connoisseur of beastiality, butt cracks, and testes. If that doesn't make you want to meet him then you maybe need a personality transplant, like, stat.

Tomorrow night from 7-10 at Moto-i in uptown Minneapolis, Paper Darts is hosting a launch party for the release of Matt Ryan's debut book, Read This or You're Dead to Me: Prose Poems, Flash Fictions, Words, which was just published by Hopewell Publications in October.

Featuring readings by Paper Darts contributor Matt Mauch, Summer Story contest runner-up Leah Drillias, and of course, Mr. Matt Ryan himself, this event is not for the stuffy, faint of heart, or those weird people that dislike butt jokes.

And, since you know we always like to throw a bangin party with some rad beats, Bethany Larson and the Bees Knees, who respected music critic Chris Riemenschneider called "one of the Twin Cities' best kept secrets" will be playing some live tunes for your heart-plucking pleasure.

What: Release party for Read This or You're Dead to Me: Prose Poems, Flash Fictions, Words.

Where: Moto-i Big Boy Room on the 2nd floor (2940 Lyndale Ave S)

Who: Matt Ryan, hosted by Paper Darts

When: Thursday, November 17th 7-10 pm

Wanna know more about the man before you commit to drink alongside him? Check out the official Matt Ryan website and RSVP to the Facebook event.

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