literature XWA-eXperimental Writer Asylum-Decatur Book Fest
12:00PM - 10:00PM Price: free
These events occur at the Seen Gallery, 415 Church St., Decatur, 30030.
1–2 pm: Greely Myatt, a sculptor and professor of art at the University of Memphis, talks about ways that comics and the grammar of comics inform his work.
2–3 pm: Poets Colleen Payton and Hester L. Furey engage in a panel discussion with artist and illustrator Michael Rovinsky, who has collaborated on separate projects with each of them.
3–4 pm: Allison Rentz and publisher Nisa Asokan present a workshop on the artist book putAtoring.
4–5 pm: Children’s book creator Jacquitta McManus, artist/set designer James Eugene, and author/filmmaker Balogun discuss race and representation in such mediums as comics and cinema.
7-10 pm: Reception for XWA participants and all others; this party will overlap with the art|DBF street festival occurring across Church Street on and around the Decatur MARTA plaza.
Throughout the Saturday and Sunday daylight hours of XWA 4, passersby can again enjoy the free verse stylings (and, often, the free-verse stylings) of Jimmy Lo and company with Free Poems on Demand outside the gallery. Also on hand will be Nisa Asokan of Fifth Planet Press, overseeing a showcase of indy publishers’ recent books.