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All literature events for the month of September:

2012 XWA: James Hayes Nichol September 1, 2012
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Price:  free


This event occurs at The Seen Gallery, 415 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia, 30030.

James Nichols writes, works, loves, drinks and gets lost in Atlanta, Georgia. His work has appeared in Loose Change Magazine, Write Club Atlanta and Vouched and was featured at the Elevate: Art Above Underground exhibit in Atlanta.

The 2012 eXperimental Writer Asylum (XWA) takes place in conjunction with the surrounding and simultaneous Decatur Book Festival.

2012 XWA: Nathan Jerpe September 1, 2012
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Price:  free


This event occurs at The Seen Gallery, 415 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia, 30030.

Boviniad “translator” Nathan Jerpe reveals new stanzas of that steampunk-inflected epic poem.

Book I of The Boviniad (The Injection) appeared in spring of 2011. Jerpe is a poet and game designer.

The 2012 eXperimental Writer Asylum (XWA) takes place in conjunction with the surrounding and simultaneous Decatur Book Festival.

2012 XWA: John Harkey September 1, 2012
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Price:  free


This event occurs at The Seen Gallery, 415 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia, 30030.

A postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, John Harkey discusses and recites verse by Objectivist poet Lorine Niedecker (1903–1970).

Harkey grew up in Georgia and Tennessee. He recently received his PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center after completing a dissertation on “small poetry” in twentieth-century writing, a study devoted principally to Lorine Niedecker, George Oppen, Susan Howe, and the philosophy of Charles S. Peirce.

Harkey operates Creature Press, a vehicle for hand-made chapbooks, and some of his writing can be found in Cold Front Magazine, The Marsh Hawk Review, EOAGH, We Are So Happy to Know Something, and 2nd Ave Poetry.

He is currently stationed at Georgia Tech, where he teaches composition, rhetoric, and literature as a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow.

The 2012 eXperimental Writer Asylum (XWA) takes place in conjunction with the surrounding and simultaneous Decatur Book Festival.

2012 XWA: Laura Carter September 1, 2012
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Price:  free


This event occurs at The Seen Gallery, 415 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia, 30030.

Poet Laura Carter, whose chapbooks include Situations and Midheaven Leo, shares her work.

Carter lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is pursuing a PhD in literary studies. She has published five chapbooks, including At the Pulse and The Terrarium of the Frame.

The 2012 eXperimental Writer Asylum (XWA) takes place in conjunction with the surrounding and simultaneous Decatur Book Festival.

2012 XWA: Atlanta Poets Group September 1, 2012
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Price:  free


This event occurs at The Seen Gallery, 415 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia, 30030.

Members of the Atlanta Poets Group engage in their “disjunctive and disruptive linguistic practices.”

Since 1997, the Atlanta Poets Group has been a shifting yet recurrent heterogeneous grouping of both (split)individual and collaboramerged semi-intentional language workers operating under the sign of poetry. The APG meets in salon-like fashion on Wednesday evenings and gives semi-regular public performances around the Atlanta area.

The 2012 eXperimental Writer Asylum (XWA) takes place in conjunction with the surrounding and simultaneous Decatur Book Festival.

2012 XWA: Madeleine St. Romain September 1, 2012
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Price:  free


This event occurs at The Seen Gallery, 415 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia, 30030.

Rabbit Tales librettist and multidisciplinary artist Madeleine St. Romain performs some of her recent polyphonic material.

St.Romain is a writer and multidisciplinary artist. She participated in the Atlanta Opera's 24-Hour Opera Project with composer Jonathan Stinson in January 2012. In 2011, she was commissioned by the Atlanta Opera to write the libretto Rabbit Tales with composer Nicole Chamberlain. With composer Robert Boury, she has written three family operas: Cedar Tree and River Water, Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun, and Seastruck.

Her visual art has been shown at Eyedrum, Radial Art Space, and the Dalton Gallery.

The 2012 eXperimental Writer Asylum (XWA) takes place in conjunction with the surrounding and simultaneous Decatur Book Festival.

2012 XWA: Nikita Gale September 1, 2012
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free


This event occurs at The Seen Gallery, 415 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia, 30030.

Yale graduate and self-taught conceptual artist Nikita Gale—dubbed a “Superstar of Southern Art” by The Oxford American—discusses her work, which often incorporates text.

Based in Atlanta, Gale holds a BA in Anthropology (archaeological studies) from Yale University and has exhibited in numerous shows in Atlanta, Santa Fe, and New York city. She was an artist-in-residence at The Center for Photography at Woodstock in Woodstock, New York in 2011 and is currently in the Studio Artist Program at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

In 2012, Gale was listed as #4 in Oxford American's "100 Under 100: Superstars of Southern Art" issue. She currently serves on the board of directors for the nonprofit Atlanta-based arts publication BurnAway.

The 2012 eXperimental Writer Asylum (XWA) takes place in conjunction with the surrounding and simultaneous Decatur Book Festival.

2012 XWA: Brian Bannon and Bill Taft September 2, 2012
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Price:  free


This event occurs at The Seen Gallery, 415 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia, 30030.

Comedian Brian Bannon (Rolling Stephen Hawking Up a Hill) and musician Bill Taft (Superlocalhellfreakride) re-create some of the music, historical anecdotes, and fabulations they have crafted in honor of the Krog Tunnel’s centenary.

The 2012 eXperimental Writer Asylum (XWA) takes place in conjunction with the surrounding and simultaneous Decatur Book Festival.


2012 XWA: Hester L. Furey September 2, 2012
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Price:  free


This event occurs at The Seen Gallery, 415 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia, 30030.

Historian and academic Hester L. Furey, whose first chapbook is titled Little Fish, shares her poetry.

Furey has taught at the Art Institute of Atlanta for 14 years and has also taught at Agnes Scott College and the University of Illinois. She is the editor of Dictionary of Literary Biography 345: American Radical and Reform Writers, Second Series. Recently two of her poems, “Grief Tooth” and “House of Mercy,” appeared in Winter Tales: Women on the Art of Aging, edited by R.A. Rycraft and Leslie What.

The 2012 eXperimental Writer Asylum (XWA) takes place in conjunction with the surrounding and simultaneous Decatur Book Festival.

2012 XWA: Amy McDaniel September 2, 2012
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Price:  free


This event occurs at The Seen Gallery, 415 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia, 30030.

Atlanta native Amy McDaniel, who helps run the Solar Anus reading series, closes XWA 3 with her poems. She has spent time in California, New York, and Bangladesh. Her poetry and prose credits include Tin House, RealPoetik, PANK, Dark Sky, Alimentum, and Saveur. McDaniel co-edited From the Second Line, a collection of her students’ essays about Hurricane Katrina.

The 2012 eXperimental Writer Asylum (XWA) takes place in conjunction with the surrounding and simultaneous Decatur Book Festival.

Writers Exchange September 18, 2012
8:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  free
This event occurs in the Warhorse Cafe at The Goat Farm, 1200 Foster Street, Atlanta 30318. From Howell Mill Road, take Huff Road west (away from downtown Atlanta), then take the first left, which is Foster Street. Entrances to the Goat Farm are on the right, after the driveway for the Howard School. Come share your literary output aloud for 10 minutes and get feedback for 5 minutes. Lost? Call 678-642-0612 or 404-578-4430.

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