Get Lit West Georgia! Featuring Zach Powers

at in store on 05/21/2017, 06:00 pm
author photo book jacket
Carrollton, GA
About Venue
Underground Books is a charmingly eccentric bookshop located below street-level in Carrollton, Georgia’s historic downtown district, just a mile from the University of West Georgia. With an emphasis on scholarly nonfiction and literary fiction, book lovers will find delightful browsing opportunities in many genres. Since we opened in 2011 we've built a loyal following for our well organized events and thoughtfully curated selection.
Introducing a new event series at Underground Books: Get Lit West Georgia! is a fast paced literary variety show featuring multiple authors reading short passages or poems, performing live music, storytelling, trivia, humor, prizes and more! Feel free to bring along an adult beverage of your choice from a neighboring restaurant and enjoy Adamson Square's open container laws responsibly. For our debut event we'll have the following guest authors/performers: ZACH POWERS Zach Powers co-founded the literary arts nonprofit Seersucker Live. He led the writers’ workshop at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home for eight years. His writing for television won an Emmy, and he was a columnist for Savannah Morning News. His prose and exactly one poem have appeared in such journals as Black Warrior Review, The Conium Review, Forklift, Ohio, PANK, the Tin House blog, and elsewhere. Zach Powers splits his time between Fairfax, Virginia and Savannah, Georgia. His debut book, Gravity Changes, will be published this month by BOA Editions. DAWN GOODWIN Carroll County resident K. Dawn Goodwin has been turning sex, blasphemy, and bad relationships into literary art since 1986. A graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Dawn majored in English and Creative Writing, despite her fear-n-loathing of Famous Literature. Her memoir Until He Comes was published by Simon and Schuster in 2011. This past year, Dawn published Crash Bang Burn, an anti-romance novel told through the eyes of three lovers and a postmortem on the bro-country anthems about them pretty little blue-eyed girls that slices open the dark underbelly of sex, marriage, and family in the dirty South. Dawn has most recently released a webseries based on her novel. Dawn wrote, produced, and performed all the major roles in Crossland, which we at Underground Books binged in one sitting and can't wait to see more of. AMY PENCE Amy Pence is the author of the poetry collections Armor, Amour (Ninebark Press, 2012), The Decadent Lovely (Main Street Rag, 2010) and the chapbook Skin’s Dark Night (2River Press, 2003). Her poems have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including New American Writing, The Oxford American, The Antioch Review, and Quarterly West. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published in Silk Road, Poets & Writers, and The Writer’s Chronicle, among others. She earned her M.F.A. from the University of Arizona, and teaches poetry workshops as well as tutoring college students. STEVIE DICKS Tasmanian hosiery manufacturer Stevie Dicks once sold her hair for a train ticket to Anaheim and a pair of miniature, handmade wooden clogs. Miss Dicks discovered her natural talent for singing and songwriting one night in Mobile when she was mistaken for Broadway sensation and America's sweetheart Lin-Manuel Miranda--it's a long story. Stevie blew us away with her musical, comedic, and rather naughty stylings at a variety show at Underground Books not long ago. Already big in Korea, she is a rising star in the West Georgia scene that is not to be missed. Stevie Dicks has not had contact with any Russian associates in the past six months.

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