I didn't know about the genre but they liked that I gifted a ChapBook. Check the NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival. Check Stephen King's The Plant. Also see:
In Japan there's an event of 25000 people walking up during the night to the Mount Fuji summit [ultra walking]:
- First time ever I smelled a chocolate plant. Already tried the actual cacao fruit before. This was even better.
- Sweat and cold are really playing a simultaneous game while hiking, stopping and moving again
- We did 13 kms distance, and 600 mts of elevation gain. Which is very little compared to other adventures. But climb!
Milena Gómez climbed Fitz Roy 3 times!!! (Some say that Cerro Torre is even harder).