First Friday Reading Series

Join us on the first Friday of each month upstairs at JavaVino for readings and drinks.

Our featured poet or writer will typically be paired with a Georgia State graduate writer, and a good time will be had by all.

Upcoming Schedule 2019-2020

November: Erin Slaughter & TBA

December: The New South Writers Workshop New Students

January: Jessica Handler & TBA

February 7: Josephine Yu & Tanya Gray (Double Feature)

February 28: Special Final Friday Reading with Ilya Kaminsky, Katie Faris, & Greg Emilio

March: On-Site Reading in San Antonio, Texas (AWP)

April: Amy Bonnafons & TBA

May: Jason Gray & TBA

June: Anna Harris-Parker & Caitlin Creson

July: Wayne Johns & TBA

August: TBA

September: Callista Buchen & TBA


If you’re a writer with a recent book and interested in reading for us, email Anna Sandy-Elrod at or Nora Bonner at