The Waves, an LGBTQ reading series, will host Andrea Abi-Karam, Alyn Mare, Chanel Clark, and Chasity Hunter at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, at Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.) The series will present local and visiting writers alongside emerging and student voices to encompass a multigenerational LGBTQ perspective.
The Waves is also accepting submissions from writers interested in reading at future events. You can find info and submission guidelines at their website.
As always, this event is free and open to the public.
Andrea Abi-Karam is a gq punk poet cyborg writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies & delayed healing. Their first book EXTRATRANSMISSION is forthcoming from Kelsey Street Press early 2018. Commune Editions published Andrea’s chapbook THE AFTERMATH (Commune Editions, 2016) an attempt to queer Fanon’s vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution. Find them on the 2018 Sister Spit tour in March.
Alyn Mare writes from the Sonoran desert, against the border and for the club. They are working on a collection of rattlesnakes.
Chanel Clarke is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Texas-Austin, where she received a fellowship from the Michener Center for Writers. Her work has been featured in a variety of journals, including smoking glue gun, EveryDay Genius, Flag and Void, Bayou Magazine, WomenArts Quarterly, and Hayden Ferry’s Review.
Chasity Hunter is a poet and spoken word artist in New Orleans.