Master Din's Sinister Sextet Book Reading & Reception

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Woe unto you who neglects to behave, For therein lies the way to an early grave!

Book Release Fete for “Master Din’s Sinister Sextet Grim and Grave Admonitions for Mischievous and Overly Curious Children” penned by Susurrus Din and otherworldly illustrations by Paul Romano, Jeremy Hush and Dylan Garrett-Smith. Readings by poets par excellence Angelo Colavita, Kailey Tedesco and Chris McCreary. Work of the illustrating artists will be available for sale during a reception after the readings and music will be provided by David Talento.

This event will take place on Friday, August 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Enter at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse and within the cemetery.

Ticket pricing is $20/General Admission, $18/Seniors (65 & Up), $18/Students with ID, $15/Members, $10/Youth (6-12), and $0/Child (5 & Under). Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. Please note: Youth and Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Susurrus Din is the author of Mendicant of the Hidden, Votary of the Sepulcher, Gloomy Presentiments of Things to Come with Bret Herholz,You Think Us Mad, Don’t You with Aaron White and Master Din’s Sinister Sextet of Grave and Grim Admonitions for Mischievous and Overly Curious Children with Paul Romano, Jeremy Hush and Dylan Garret Smith. Beyond this little is known.

Angelo Colavita lives and writes in Philadelphia, where he serves as Founding Editor of Empty Set Press and Associate Editor at Occulum Journal. He is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, Flowersonnets (2018) and Heroines (2017), with work appearing or forthcoming in the Pigeon Anthology vol. 2, South Broadway Ghost Society, Dream Pop Journal, Luna Luna Magazine, Yes Poetry, Apiary Magazine and elsewhere online and in print.

Kailey Tedesco is the author of She Used to be on a Milk Carton (April Gloaming Publishing) and These Ghosts of Mine, Siamese (Dancing Girl Press). Her most recent collection, Lizzie, Speak, won White Stag Publishing’s full-length poetry prize, and it is available now. She is an associate editor for Luna Luna Magazine and a co-curator for Philly’s A Witch’s Craft reading series. You can find her work featured or forthcoming in Bone Bouquet Journal, Fairy Tale Review, fields, Witch Craft Mag, New South, and more.

Chris McCreary is the author of four books of poems, the most recent of which is [ neüro / mäntic ] (Furniture Press 2014). He’s also the co-author, along with Mark Lamoureux, of Maris McLamoureary’s Dictionnaire Infernal (Empty Set Press 2017), a chapbook of collaborative poems based on a 19th century guidebook to various demons, devils, and other menaces.

David Talento is a musician, artist and found of underground label He has been recording and performing live since the early 1990s. His discography ranges from ambient music to power electro-noise, industrial blues, hand held and 8bit performances, acid, techno, psychedelic garage and more. On occasion, he transforms into Cabaret/Bluesman Tony Violence and when not directly playing, he spins as DJ Wrong defining eclectic one revolution at a time. You can find much of his music, including releases by Sweeping the Noise Floor at

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