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.
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.
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…
Avid Bookshop and New Town Revue had the best holiday party ever- and Kyla Ross made a short film about it. Al Dixon, Janet Geddis, Deirdre Sugiuchi, and Will Walton are featured. Elf Power/ Neutral Milk Hotel’s Laura Carter, Drive By Truckers’ Jay Gonzalez, and Taxicab Verses’ Jim Wilson are shown reading.
Friday, December 6 from 5:30- 7:30 join us at Avid Bookshop!
- Hear Laura Carter, Jim Wilson, Kathryn Refi, Jay Gonzalez, Rachel Watkins, Al Dixon, and Frankie Brown read short passages from their favorite books (which you might want to purchase for Xmas presents);
Jay Gonzalez rock;
- Snacks- Drinks- Secret Santa- Prizes!
- Celebrate the season with those you love most!
Readings begin at 5:30 sharp. Rock at 6:45. See you there!