The Lake Effect Reading, Oct. 6th, 7 p.m.

29 Sep

Three of our writers have had homes up in the High Midwest, which apparently leads to either much reserve or much shouting. Two of the other writers’ origins remain a mystery. Nonetheless, please join us for a five-person, wonderful evening of fiction, poetry, and libations.

As always, 7 p.m, Green Bar in downtown Tuscaloosa. See you there with these fine folks:

Abraham Smith is the author of two books of poems: Whim Man Mammon and Hank. He was a 2004-2005 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. He is a farmhand on his family’s northern Wisconsin sheep dairy farm and an instructor of English at the University of Alabama.

Gina Myers is the author of A Model Year (Coconut, 2009), and several chapbooks, including False Spring (forthcoming from Spooky Girlfriend). She lives in Atlanta, GA, where she makes books for Lame House Press.

Lucas Southworth’s stories have recently appeared in Mid-American Review, PANK, CutBank, Harpur Palate, Willow Springs, and others. A collection of his stories was recently selected as a finalist for Starcherone’s Innovative Fiction Award. He is a current assistant editor of the Fairy Tale Review, the editor of 300 Reviews (, and an instructor in the English Department of the University of Alabama.

Jamie Iredell is the author of the books Prose. Poems. a Novel. and The Book of Freaks, as well as three chapbooks. His writing has appeared in many journals and magazines, including The Chattahoochee Review, The Literary Review, and PANK. He designs books for C&R Press, and serves as contributing editor to The Chattahoochee Review and fiction editor of Atticus Review. He was a cofounder of New South. He teaches at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta.


Tom Cotsonas is a MFA student at The University of Alabama. He informs us his name is greek, and he’s spent approximately 95% of his life in New York state.  He thanks you in advance for listening to this fiction.


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