Upcoming Events & Readings & Funtimes!
The Highland Ballroom hosts Vouched ATL in collaboration with MidWestern Gothic, an intimate evening of readings in the Highland Ballroom & Lounge on Friday, October 11th at 8 p.m.
Atlanta, Vouched ATL is teaming up with Midwestern Gothic to bring you a small army of literary talent that will take your hearts by storm! Join them for a series of readings from authors both local and visiting, be charmed and conquered.
Midwestern Gothic is a literary journal dedicated to featuring work about or inspired by the Midwest, by writers who live or have lived in the Midwest. Midwestern Gothic aims to collect the very best in Midwestern writing, cataloging the oeuvre of an often-overlooked region of the United States ripe with its own mythologies and tall tales.
ABOUT THE READERS:
Caroline Cox is a writer and editor for three print magazines and co-editor in chief of local arts website CommonCreativ. She has a healthy addiction to hazelnut coffee, black eyeliner, magazine subscriptions and pimento cheese. Her favorite subject of all time is teenage love.
Justin Lawrence Daugherty goes to bed way early and really likes sleep more than anything else there is to like. He lives across the street from here, so that was easy. He’s still pumped about The Wire. He writes stuff and runs Sundog Lit and is mostly a nice guy.
Alex Gallo-Brown still finds it strange that he lives in Atlanta. His prose has appeared in publications such as The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, Bookslut, 3:AM Magazine, and a number of others, and he is the author of a self-published collection of poetry called The Language of Grief. He currently serves as the fiction editor of Loose Change Magazine and is one of the cofounders of ‘The Letters,’ an upcoming festival of independent literature.
Born and raised in the square-mile suburbs of Detroit, Matthew Fogarty currently lives and writes in Columbia, where he is an MFA candidate at the University of South Carolina and fiction editor of Yemassee. He’s also the founding editor of Cartagena, a literary journal. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Midwestern Gothic, Revolution House, Paper Nautilus, and Moon City Review. He can be found athttp://www.matthewfogarty.com.
Jared Yates Sexton is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Southern University and currently serves as Managing Editor of the literary magazine BULL. His work has been nominated for a pair of Pushcart’s, The Million Writer’s Award, and was a finalist for The New American Fiction Prize. His first book, An End To All Things, is available from Atticus Books.
Christina Olson is the author of a book of poems, Before I Came Home Naked. Her poetry and nonfiction has recently appeared in The Normal School, Gastronomica, Rhino, and Hobart. She is the poetry editor of Midwestern Gothic, teaches writing and technical communication at Georgia Southern University, and recently completed a chapbook-length series of poems based on mid-1990s episodes of Law & Order. She was raised in Buffalo, had a prolonged tour of the Midwest, and now lives in Statesboro and online at www.thedrevlow-olsonshow.com.
The Highland Ballroom hosts Safety Third Enterprises in collaboration with Vouched ATL, the chapbook release reading of Laura Relyea’s All Glitter, Everything. The celebrations will commence at the Highland Ballroom and Lounge at 8 p.m.
Glitter is a verb. A noun. A feeling. Glitter is messy. Glitter is fun. Glitter is everything.
Ke$ha is every woman. Every friend. She is a verb. She is a noun. She is a feeling. Ke$ha is messy. Ke$ha is fun. Ke$ha is sorry (but Ke$ha is never sorry.)
All Glitter, Everything is a collection of tributes. Here’s to glitter. Here’s to Ke$ha. Here’s to every woman champion. Here’s to every piece of earth. Here’s to every bottle of champagne. Here’s to every crown of flowers. Here’s to everything.
Here’s to a night of readings from some of Atlanta’s fearless female readers taking to the stage of the Highland Ballroom to celebrate glitter, happiness, champagne, and the written word.
ABOUT THE READERS:
Laura Relyea is a writer in Atlanta, GA and the Editor of Vouched Books. She has reviewed books for PASTE, Creative Loafing, Fanzine, PURGE Atlanta, and elsewhere. She is also the Whipcracker and Momentum Chief of The Inman Park Squirrel Census, a venture that was named one of Kickstarter’s Best of 2012. Her fiction and poetry have been published by NAP, Coconut Poetry, BULL’s Choice Cuts, and Necessary Fiction. She both fears and respects glitter.
Amy McDaniel lives in Atlanta with her dog, Annette. Her stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Tin House, PANK, The Agriculture Reader, Saveur, H_NGM_N, and elsewhere. Selected Adult Lessons, her chapbook, came out in 2010 from Agnes Fox Press and promptly sold out, but recently there have been rumors of an updated reprint. Now she is revising a novel about cheese, wine, and coincidences.
Brooke Hatfield is a writer and artist whose work has been seen in Atlanta Magazine, Washington City Paper, Womanzine, and Creative Loafing. She has met Rue McClanahan so you’re now two degrees from Rue McClanahan.
Jayne O’Connor is an Atlanta native and the creator of hydeATL. She does a lot of stuff but mostly ignores emails and stalks the cast of teen mom three on their twitter.