Cliterati Open No-Mic Featuring in Kerry Neville

Event date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading series on the 3rd Thursday of every month. All are welcome to come share their work. This month's feature is Kerry Neville. We will be celebrating the publication of REMEMBER TO FORGET ME,  the highly anticipated follow-up to Kerry Neville's award-winning debut, NECESSARY LIES. In this new volume, Neville peers with a steady eye into the universal struggle to lead a life of purpose and dignity. In "Zorya," we are drawn into the world of a former Ukrainian sex worker whose determination to embark on a new path with the dream of supporting her son and aging mother ends up subjecting her to even greater affronts. "Indignity" takes us into the mind of a Polish widow who comes to the United States determined to start her life anew only to discover that her job as caregiver puts her into a painful collision with her past. In "Lionman," we witness a circus freak whose unexpected chance to satisfy his hunger for human connection leads to a nearly inconceivable revelation. And in the title story, a devoted husband thinks he has survived life's final assault by consenting to have his beloved wife institutionalized for dementia—only to find that it's just the beginning of his heartbreak. With enormous compassion, Kerry Neville penetrates deep into the lives of people shattered as much by yearning as by loss. These are stories you won't soon forget. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5. 

Event address: 
1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Charis Circle
Charis Books and More
Atlanta, GA 30307