April 2013 New Town Revue


Hear John Pence, Julia Maher, & Jacob Morris (Moths) perfom at the April 2013 New Town Revue.


New Town Revue Makes Threats and Promises…

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Gordon Lamb of Flagpole showed New Town Revue some love in the latest Threats and Promises.

Read ‘Em and Weep:

The next installment of the literature and music series New Town Revue, hosted by Avid Bookshop (493 Prince Ave.), will happen Friday, Apr. 5 and feature writer John Pence, poet Julia Maher and songwriter Jacob Morris. With his newest album, Moths—a title he also performs under, so forgive yourself if this is confusing—released a scant few months ago via Cloud Recordings, Morris is developing a growing audience with his gentle, under-emphasized vocals and alternately salt-of-the-earth/angel-from-heaven compositions. It all starts at 6:30 p.m., so don’t let the sun catch you crying if you’re late.


Next New Town Revue: Friday, April 5th @ 6:30

I love the lineup of every New Town Revue, but this next is a wowser.

We’ll feature prose by John Pence, poetry by Julia Maher, and music by Jacob Morris.

John Pence teaches communications skills and kung fu, which are related but not the same thing. He has worked as a cab driver, wildfire fighter, and PR man for the American tombstone industry. Some of his stuff has been published online and in print. Much more of it has not. He’s currently developing two graphic novel projects, raising two little boys, hosting the Write Club pugilistic readings series, and trying to get better at everything.


ulia Maher is a PhD student in English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia. She lives and writes in Athens, where she is currently working on her first book, Inlet. Some pieces from that project (and others) have appeared in

Marco Polo Arts Mag, Sixth Finch, Blaze VOX, Real Poetik, The Colorado Review, and elsewhere.


 Jacob Morris is a singer, songwriter, and cello player. He recently released his debut album Moths on Cloud Recordings to much acclaim. He has played with many of Athens’ finest, including Vic Chesnutt, Patterson Hood, Liz Durrett, Madeline, Ham 1, and Old Smokey.

 Stream his music here.