October 5th! Come hear me read at Charis Books in celebration of Atlanta Pride Weekend!

30 Aug

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As part of Atlanta Pride’s 2013 Stride Into Pride Cultural celebrations. Charis proudly welcomes authors Julie Marie Wade, Sassafras Lowrey, and Alysia Angel for an evening of storytelling, poetry, and tales of queer triumph. 

About the artists: 

Julie Marie Wade

Born in Seattle in 1979, Julie Marie Wade completed a Master of Arts in English at Western Washington University in 2003, a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities at the University of Louisville in 2012. She is the author of Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010), winner of the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir, Without: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2010), selected for the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Series, Small Fires; Essays (Sarabande Books, 2011), selected for the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature, Postage Due: Poems & Prose Poems (White Pine Press, 2013), winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series. Her forthcoming collections include Tremolo: An Essay (Bloom Press, 2013), winner of the Bloom Nonfiction Chapbook Prize, and When I Was Straight: Poems (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014). Wade is the newest member of the creative writing faculty at Florida International University and a regular book reviewer for Lambda Literary Review, Florida Book Review, and The Rumpus. She lives with her partner, Angie Griffin, in a pink house in Dania Beach. 

Sassafras Lowrey

Sassafras Lowrey got hir start writing as a punk zinester in Portland, Oregon. Ze is the editor of the two time American Library Association honored & Lambda Literary Finalist Kicked Out anthology, and Leather Ever After. Hir debut novel Roving Pack (www.RovingPack.com) was honored by the American Library Association and chronicles the underground lives of gender-radical queer youth searching for identity, community, and belonging. Sassafras has contributed to numerous anthologies and publications, and ze believes storytelling is essential in the creation of social change. Sassafras is the 2013 winner of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Berzon Emerging Writer Award and lives and writes in Brooklyn with hir partner, two dogs of dramatically different sizes, and two bossy cats. Learn more at www.SassafrasLowrey.com

Alysia Angel

Alysia Angel is a southern-bred working class queer high femme. She writes in fiction, non-fiction, memoir, prose, poetry, and personal essays. She has most recently read/performed for Sister Spit in Durham, NC, RADAR San Francisco CA, Femmes Go Dirty South San Francisco CA, Bawdy Storytelling San Francisco CA, Lambda Literary Retreat Los Angeles, CA, and Dirty Queer Portland, OR. Alysia is a 2011 and 2012 Lambda Literary Fellow. Alysia lives, works, bakes, and daydreams in Durham, NC with her most handsome fiancé Dante, her two best dog friends, a flock of pretty hens, and some surly ducks. Some of her work can be read at: http://www.alysiaangel.com/

She is published online and in print in Salacious Magazine, Cactus Heart #1, Hater, Femme Family Zine, Bay Woof Magazine, Curve Magazine, Say Please, a Cleis Press BDSM anthology edited by Sinclair Sexsmith, Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion edited by Virgie Tovar, Qs Zine edited by Sarah Gottesdiener, Martian Lit, Sassafras Lowrey’s Kicked Out Blog Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, Leather Ever After edited by Sassafras Lowrey.

This event is co-sponsored by Charis Circle’s From Margin to Center Literary Program and Atlanta Pride. The suggested donation is $10 but no one will be turned away.

Location:  1189 Euclid Ave NE Atlanta, Georgia 30307-1509 United States
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