Welcome to Charis Books and More,
the South's oldest independent feminist bookstore. Celebrating 40 years of feminism and independent voices!
We specialize in diverse and unique children's books.
Feminist and cultural studies books.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer fiction
We will gladly order any book in print.
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have in stock. Visit our store at 1189 Euclid Ave, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307 located in the heart of the Little 5 Points business district
to see all of our great gift ideas. Charis is fully wheelchair accessible, with
an accessible (and gender neutral) bathroom, ramp, and shelves on wheels. We
have one van accessible parking spot.
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What is the #Last13Tour? In early 2014, Paste Magazine published an article listing the last thirteen feminist bookstores in the U.S. and Canada. Meg Day, a poet whose early work and tours were largely supported by independent feminist bookstores and queer-friendly community spaces likeIn Other Words Bookstorein Portland, Oregon, was eager to use the publication of her first book of poetry, LAST PSALM AT SEA LEVELas a way to visit the last of these vital cultural stalwarts in hopes of supporting them, learning about their histories, and encouraging other poets & writers to do the same.
Join Meg Day and local poet Sumita Chakraborty in celebration of national poetry month, #thelast13tour, and the very lovely, Last Psalm at Sea Level.
About Meg: MegDay, selected for Best New Poets of 2013, is a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize (forthcoming 2014), When All You Have Is a Hammer (winner of the 2012 Gertrude Press Chapbook Contest) and We Can’t Read This (winner of the 2013 Gazing Grain Chapbook Contest). A 2012 AWP Intro Journals Award Winner, she has also received awards and fellowships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, Hedgebrook, Squaw Valley Writers, the Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities, and the International Queer Arts Festival. Meg is currently a PhD candidate, Steffensen-Cannon Fellow, & Point Foundation Scholar in Poetry & Disability Poetics at the University of Utah.www.megday.com
About Sumita: Sumita Chakraborty is in the doctoral program in English at Emory University and is the assistant poetry editor of AGNI Magazine. Her poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in PANK, Boston Review, At Length, and other journals.
This meeting and all subsequent meetings will be generally facilitated by Amanda Mills (Murmur). She will also assist in coordinating the zine exhibit and panel. Amanda Mills’ educational background is in English Rhetoric. She has been involved in zine-making since elementary school, including an internship with the Denver Zine Library, teaching a weekly class on zine-making at her high school, forming the Atlanta Zine Library in college, and organizing the Atlanta Zine Fest. Her current project, Murmur, is a community resource for DIY and ephemeral media.
Perzines with Katherine Paist.
Tuesday, April 14th.
5 - 6:30 PM
Must be enrolled (can enroll at any time, max 12).
Katherine’s perzine, Hypoglogia, was featured by Creative Loafing as a highlight at the 2014 Atlanta Zine Fest. Katherine will talk about her work and how she uses creative writing techniques to express personal experiences.
We will then look at examples of perzines from the Atlanta Zine Library. Attendees are encouraged to share things that stand out to them from the example zines. Using a prompt, everyone--including facilitators--will have time for a free-write. We will talk about what it means to create a safe space for sharing. Attendees will share their work from the prompt for feedback and encouragement. Lastly, using magazines and other visual materials, we will talk about how to choose imagery to support and highlight your written words. Everyone is then expected to work on their perzines at home and bring them to next week’s meeting.
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