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 2020

January: Jessica Handler & A. Prevett 

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

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

March 7: Radius Center in San Antonio, Texas (AWP) 

April: Amy Bonnafons & TBA

May: Jason Gray & Julie Bloemke (Double Feature)

June: Anna Harris-Parker & Caitlin Creson

*We are planning a virtual reading for the cancelled spring lineup! Stay tuned.*

July: Wayne Johns & TBA

August: Mary Kay McBrayer & Emily Lake Hansen (Double Feature)

September: Callista Buchen & Scarlett Petersen

October: Kerry James Evans & Kelly Grace Thomas (Double Feature)

November: John Adcox & TBA

December: New South New Students Reading


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

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