Join us in the Barking Dog Arts Theater for an 8 spot open mic! readers get 5 minutes to share their work. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, etc. all welcome! Then we will have a feature with Lana Austin! We’ll wrap up the night with an 8 spot poetry slam.
Winner of the 2019 Alabama State Poetry Society Book of the Year Award, a 2019 Hackney Award & the 2018 Words & Music Poetry Award, Lana K. W. Austin has been a finalist and semi-finalist in multiple other competitions, including the James Wright Poetry Award, the Crab Orchard Review First Book Award, the Zone 3 Book Award, the American Short Fiction Award, the Still: The Journal Fiction Award, and the Machigonne Fiction Award. Her poems and short stories have recently been featured in Mid-American Review, Sou’wester, Columbia Journal, Zone 3, Appalachian Heritage, etc. Born and raised in rural Kentucky, Austin studied creative writing at both Hollins University and the University of Mary Washington and has an MFA from George Mason University (2008). Her full-length poetry collection, Blood Harmony, is from Iris Press (2018) and her chapbook, In Search of the Wild Dulcimer, is from Finishing Line Press (2016). Austin currently resides in Alabama, where she is an instructor in the English department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Doors at 6, show at 6:30pm sharp. Free admission, donations welcome to help support our organization and the Barking Dog Arts Theater!