THE WAVES presents Jonathan Penton, Alison Barker, Gabrielle Douglas, and more

The Waves, a quarterly LGBTQ reading series, will present Jonathan Penton, Alison Barker, Gabrielle Douglas, and more at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, at Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.).  The series features 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 Room 220 event is free and open to the public.

Jonathan Penton founded in 1998, and has run it, and its print subsidiary Unlikely Books, since. He has lent editorial and management assistance to a number of literary and artistic ventures, such as MadHat, Inc. and Big Bridge. He has organized literary performances, and performed himself, in places like Arkansas, California, Chihuahua, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Washington, state and DC. His poetry books areStandards of Sadiddy (Lit Fest Press, August 2016), Prosthetic Gods (New Sins Press/Winged City Chapbooks, 2008), Blood and Salsa and Painting Rust (Unlikely Books, 2006), and Last Chap (Vergin’ Press, 2004).

Alison Barker is a native of Wheaton Maryland. She has lived in southern Louisiana for ALMOST TEN YEARS. Where did the time go. She likes her students, nutritional fads, and dancing alone. She has been published in some places. Now she slowly chips away at her first novel.

Gabrielle Douglas is a South Louisiana lycanthrope in a passionate yet intermittently abusive relationship with Microsoft Word. They are currently studying Creative Writing and Religious Studies at Loyola University New Orleans and perpetually waxing poetical about the Crescent City, Mediterranean food, and video games.