We’re thrilled to announce our next New Town Revue, which will be held Friday, June 12 @ 6:30 at Avid Bookshop. We’ve got a great lineup- Joni Tevis and Kristen Gleason will read and Athens all-star Don Chambers will provide the music.
Formerly a park ranger, factory worker, and seller of cemetery plots, Joni Tevis is the author of the acclaimed book of essays, The Wet Collection. Her nonfiction has been published in Oxford American, the Bellingham Review, Shenandoah, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and Orion. She teaches literature and creative writing at Furman University, and lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
Kristen Gleason (fiction) has lived in California, Montana, and northern Norway. Her fiction and poetry have appeared online and in print, most recently in Fence and the Gettysburg Review. She lives in Athens, Georgia with Lola and Neil.
Don Chambers is a musician from Athens, GA. He was previously in the band Vaudeville. His music is “unique mix of banjo-driven rock, folk, punk, bluegrass, gospel, gut-bucket blues and field hollers”. He has released albums featuring his backing band, GOAT, as well as under his own name.
Friday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m. we are stoked to announce a special Fluke Town Revue, which will be held in conjunction with the Fluke Mini-Comics and Zine Festival. Location change to Flicker Theatre and Bar. Robert Newsome and Patrick Dean are our readers. Emily Armond of Sea of Dogs is our musician.
Emily Armond is the brains and voice behind local folk band Sea of Dogs. She spends the rest of her time running, teaching the children, and sitting on the dogs and cats of Athens.
Robert Newsome is the editor of fanzine the Atomic Elbow and one of the co-organizers of Fluke.
Patrick Dean was born in Rome, Georgia, and relocated to Athens to attend the University of Georgia. His comics and illustrations appeared weekly in Athens’ Flagpole Magazine for a decade and have been published in Legal Action Comics, Typhon,The Comic Eye, Vice Magazine, and The Oxford American Magazine. He lives with his wife, two kids, a cat, and a dog that acts like a cat.
Thanks as always to Beth Thrasher for our flyer. Big thanks to Eleanor Davis for co-booking, and for our illustration.
Jericho Brown and Alex Gallo-Brown came all the way from Atlanta to read, and Erin Lovett of Four Eyes played some songs. Folks said it was the best revue ever, but Deirdre and Al proved incompetent with recording. Maybe something so magical should only be heard once. Enjoy a few images from the evening…
Jessica Comola and Tim Earley visited from Oxford, MS. Sabrina Orah Mark and Thayer Sarrano represented Athens. They all rocked!
Thanks to Bart Lemahieu for audio, Beth Hall Thrasher for the design, & to Janet, Rachel, and all of Avid for hosting.
Sabrina Orah Mark is the author of the poetry collections The Babies and Tsim Tsum. Her poems and stories have recently appeared or are forthcoming in American Short Fiction, B O D Y, The Believer, The Collagist, Black Warrior Review, and in the anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales. She lives in Athens, Georgia with her husband, Reginald McKnight, and their two sons.
Thanks to Beth Hall Thrasher of Thrasher Photo and Design for our flyer. <3!
Every New Town Revue astounds us, and February 8th’s was no exception. We had quite a crowd this time for our double fiction extravaganza.
Then Melanie Morgan of Between Naybors played us some songs…
Afterwards, people hung out and talked about books!
Super thanks to our graphic designer, Beth Hall Thrasher, our social media savant, Erin Cheatham, our audio engineer, Bart Lemahieu…
Janet, Frankie, Rachel, and everyone else at Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA….
…and to you. We adore you!
Listen to the whole thing below…