New Town with Rob Spillman, Garrard Conley, and Erin Lovett

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Don’t miss the next New Town! Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House and author of the amazing memoir All Tomorrow’s Parties, about a young man discovering his place in the world and in the arts, is reading with Garrard Conley.  Conley, who grew up in a fundamentalist Southern community, wrote a devastating memoir called Boy Erased, about his time in a gay conversion therapy program.
Erin Lovett of Four Eyes is providing our music. Stoked!
Check out these interviews with Rob in Electric Lit and Garrard in the Rumpus by New Town’s Deirdre Sugiuchi.
It all happens at Avid Bookshop, September 1, @ 6:30.  See you there!

New Town Revue, Friday, June 12th @ 6:30 p.m.

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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.

Fluke Town Revue April 10th @ Flicker Bar

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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.