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.
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!
We can hardly wait for the next New Town Revue featuring Jeff Jackson, author of Mira Corpora, poet Megan McShea, who wrote A Mountain City of Toad Splendor, and Athens’ own James A. Wilson providing music. Show begins at 6:30. Don’t be late!
Jeff Jackson is the author of the novel MIRA CORPORA, published by Two Dollar Radio. It’s a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and made various “Best of 2013” lists, including Salon, Slate, and Flavorwire. His short fiction has appeared in Guernica, Vice, and The Collagist. Five of his plays have been produced by the Obie Award-winning Collapsable Giraffe company in New York City. His website is www.deathofliterature.com
Megan McShea is the author of A Mountain City of Toad Splendor, put out by Publishing Genius Press in 2013, and she recently published a book of collaborative writing called Ancient Party. Both books were compiled during residencies at the Hambidge Center. Her writing has recently appeared in Shattered Wig Review, WORMS Quarterly, Furious Season, and the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s “Poetry and Conversation” blog.
Multi- instrumentalist Jim Wilson has played with Taxicab Verses, Moths, and so many more. Pete Urchick and Jason Trahan will join him.
*Poster design by Beth Hall Thrasher. Thanks Beth!