Upcoming Events & Readings & Funtimes!
Wednesday, April 17th | 8 p.m.
It will be a reading to put all readings to shame. Not one, but TWO books will be released from two Atlanta publishers. First, Johnny Carroll’s Slow Burn from Safety Third Enterprises and Gina Myers’ Hold it Down from Coconut Books! To celebrate properly both Safety Third, Coconut, and VouchedATL have teamed up for an evening of readings from some of Atlanta’s favorite local legends.
ABOUT THE READERS:
According to Hotchkiss’ seven deadly sins of narcissism, John Carroll is not a narcissist. He just enjoys reading and writing about them, not to mention befriending them. If you’re friends with John Carroll, or even know him, you’re probably a narcissist. Congratulations! Also, He’s dedicated this reading to the love of his life, his dog, Jolene.
Gina Myers is the author of Hold It Down (Coconut Books, 2013) and A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009). Originally from Michigan, she lives in Atlanta and writes about books, music, and dying cities for a variety of publications. Along with Laura Straub, she has an interest in compiling a list of time travel love story movies, though no real intention to actually watch any of them.
Winston Blake Wheeler Ward is an Atlanta-loving, independent fiction writer, novelist and satirist. He is the founder of the online flash-fiction community The Five Hundred, which features hundreds of short stories from writers around the world. Winston has a dog named Kira, whom he loves dearly.
Cristen Conger is your local Curator of LadyKnowledge, co-host of the podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You and star of the brand new YouTube series by the same name. A staff writer for HowStuffWorks.com specializing in women, gender and sex, Cristen also blogs for Huffington Post Women. Her writing has additionally appeared on Jezebel, Bitch, MSNBC and ABC News. She has never seen the feature film ET.
When Jayne O’Connor isn’t working as the curator behind HydeATL, planning parties, or obsessing over where to put inconsequential commas, you can find her curled up with her best dog friend Brodie and obsessing over any inconsistencies between the Frasier portrayed in Cheers and the Frasier portrayed in Frasier.
Vouched also sets up shop at other local events and readings such as Write Club Atlanta, Solar Anus, True Story!, and LostintheLetters. For more information about what events are taking place in Atlanta, check out Laura’s column ATL Bookmarks at Creative Loafing.