EVENTS

June First Friday

JUNE FIRST FRIDAY COOLER COUP:
With JAILBREAK BREWING

Friday, June 3
7PM-10PM. Eightbar, Atomic Books.

You know how tap houses like to have "tap takeovers" where they highlight a particular brewery? Well, Eightbar is a bottleshop - so we're having a Cooler Coup.

We'll be featuring a number of Jailbreak Brewing beers on Happy Hour Special all night. 

The line-up is TBA.

We'll also have free some Jailbreak promotional giveaways.

And, of course, we'll have snacks from our friends at Golden West Cafe

About Jailbreak Brewing
Jailbreak is a Maryland brewery located in Laurel. 
"Jailbreak is a freedom expression. Beginning in 2013 and becoming fully operational in 2014, our artfully crafted beer is meant to be an escape from whatever drama is present in your life. We are made up of professionals from various industries all brought together by the common desire to make something different and do something with our lives that has more purpose."

RSVP (requested but not required)

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Writers Under The Influence - June

Writers Under The Influence presents:
THEA BROWN, KHALIAH WILLIAMS, CONNIE SCOZZARO

Thursday, June 9
7PM-9PM. Atomic Books.

In WRITERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE, poets share their recent poems and talk about the forces -- other writers, works of art, music, movies, politics, pop culture -- that influence their work and process.

THEA BROWN
Originally from the Hudson Valley in New York, Thea Brown is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. Her poems can be found in Prelude, Better, The Volta, Mississippi Review, jubilat, TriQuarterly, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. She is the author of the chapbook We Are Fantastic (Petri Press, 2013) and the full-length collection Think of the Danger (H_NGM_N, 2016). She lives in Baltimore, where she will be the 2016–2017 Tickner Fellow at the Gilman School.

KHALIAH WILLIAMS
Khaliah Williams is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her fiction has been published in Hawaii Women's Journal, Frontier Psychiatrist, and Day One. You can read her non-fiction at Buzzfeed, American Short Fiction, and Bookcountry. She is a current fellow at the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently divides her time between Baltimore and Brooklyn. She is working on a novel and collection of short stories.

CONNIE SCOZZARO
Connie Scozzaro grew up in England and now lives in Baltimore. Her first chapbook, Contrapposto Action Queen, came out from Bad Press in 2013, and she is currently working on a long poem called Marnie. 


And hosted by:
ELIZABETH HAZEN - a poet and essayist whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2013, The Normal School, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, and other journals. Her debut poetry collection, Chaos Theories (2016), is an Atomic Books bestseller. She teaches English at Calvert School in Baltimore.

Writers Under The Influence takes place in Atomic Books' Eightbar - the backroom bottleshop serving beer, wine and soda.

RSVP (requested but not required)

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Witness To The Revolution

WITNESS TO THE REVOLUTION WITH CLARA BINGHAM

Wednesday, June 15
7PM-9PM. Atomic Books.

Author Clara Bingham discusses her new book, Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

As the 1960s drew to a close, the United States appeared to be coming apart at the seams. The death toll in Vietnam was approaching fifty thousand. An ascendant counterculture was challenging nearly every aspect of American society—from work, family, and capitalism to sex, science, and male-female relations. WITNESS TO THE REVOLUTION is a unique oral history of that tumultuous time, brings readers back to a moment when America seemed on the brink of a civil war at home, even as it continued to fight a long, futile war abroad.

During the academic calendar year from August 1969 to August 1970, there were nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts of arson or bombings at schools across the country. Two and a half million students went on strike, and seven hundred colleges shut down. It was the year of the My Lai investigation, the Cambodia incursion, Woodstock, and the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam. Woven together from dozens of original interviews, WITNESS TO THE REVOLUTION provides a firsthand narrative of that period of upheaval through the words of those closest to the action—the activists, organizers, radicals, and resisters who manned the barricades of what Students for a Democratic Society leader Tom Hayden has called “The Great Refusal.”

Here is the first-person testimony of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn of the Weather Underground; Daniel Ellsberg, the erstwhile Defense Department employee who released the Pentagon Papers; feminist theorist Robin Morgan; actress and activist Jane Fonda, and many others. And here are the powerful personal stories that capture the essence of an era: how the massacre at Kent State turned a strait-laced social worker into a hippie; how the civil rights movement gave birth to the women’s movement; how opposition to the war in Vietnam transformed college students into fugitives, veterans into peace marchers.

Author photo by Maggie Peters.

RSVP (requested but not required)

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Celebrated Summer Zine Party

TEN YEARS OF CELEBRATED SUMMER
ZINE RELEASE PARTY

Saturday, June 18
7PM-9PM. Atomic Books.

Take a look back over the creation and life of Celebrated Summer Records with this 40 page color zine tracing the history and pre-history of this Baltimore DIY Record Shop.

Reading, slide show and Q and A session plus other surprises!

RSVP (requested but not required)

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Atomic Music Club

ATOMIC MUSIC CLUB

The 1st Tuesday of each month.
7:00PM - 9PM. Eightbar,
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

Check the Atomic Books Music Club Facebook Group for more information.

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Eightbar Drawing Club

EIGHTBAR DRAWING CLUB

on hiatus
Eightbar, Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

Check the Eightbar Drawing Club Club Facebook Group for more information.


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Atomic Reading Club

ATOMIC READING CLUB

The LAST Tuesday of each month.
7:00PM - 9PM. Eightbar,
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

Our 2016 reading list.

Check the Atomic Reading Club Facebook Group for more information.

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ACK

ATOMIC COMICS KLATCH

The LAST Saturday of each month.
5-7PM. Eightbar,
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

Note: You must sign up in advance. 

More info.

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Atomic Fiction Series