EVENTS

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Last Book Of Baghdad

THE LAST BOOK OF BAGHDAD Release Party

Thursday, June 30
7PM-9PM. Atomic Books.

To celebrate the release of The Last Book of Baghdad: Part Two of the Fallujah Burning Series, author Justin Sirois and editor Haneen Alshujairy will be at Atomic Books in conversation with Bret McCabe.

In the Last Book of Baghdad, Sirois explores a world where, under desperate conditions, a lost collection of poems might be able to save a person's life. In The Last Book of Baghdad, we see Nisreen Abid robbed of two beloved things: Al Mutanabbi Street—the literary hub of Baghdad—and her husband. With Al Mutanabbi Street in ruins, Nisreen tricks a book printer to help her locate her kidnapped husband while navigating the deadly city. Baghdad is burning out of control. Little does she know, the book she uses as ransom to get her husband back will be the most important book of her life.

“Justin Sirois has some really important things to say, and we need to listen. The Last Book of Baghdad is raw, riveting and revealing. Sirois is a master storyteller with the rare ability to highlight the perspectives of both the oppressed and oppressors. I guarantee that soldiers, policy makers and people who love literate alike will benefit, appreciate and learn from The Last Book of Baghdad.” - D Watkins, author of The Cook Up and The Beast Side

RSVP (requested but not required)

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21st Amend. First Friday

JULY FIRST FRIDAY COOLER COUP
with 21ST AMENDMENT BREWING

Friday, July 1
7PM-9PM. Atomic Books.

EIGHTBAR HAS EXTENEDED HOURS FOR JULY FIRST FRIDAY (open til 11PM).

The tentative beer lineup:
- Back In Black IPA
- Brew Free Or Die IPA
- Down To Earth Session IPA
- El Sully Mexican Style Lager
- Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat
- Toaster Pastry India Style Red Ale

We'll also have free some 21st Amendment giveaways like pint glasses and more.

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

What the hell is a "Cooler Coup"?
You know how tap houses like to have "tap takeovers" where they highlight a particular brewery? Well, Eightbar is a bottleshop - so we have no taps. Instead, we have a Cooler Coup. Geddit?

RSVP (requested but not required)

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WW Hey You

HEY YOU, COME BACK+ WRITERS AND WORDS

Thursday, July 14
7PM-9PM. Atomic Books.

The organizers behind two local reading series, Hey You Come Back! and Writers & Words, are joining forces to bridge communities of readers, writers and audiences from across Baltimore.

FEATURING:
Isabella Martin is an MFA candidate at Johns Hopkins University and likes to write about small animals.

Rejjia Camphor is a young, black spoken word artist, poet, writer and social justice activist from Baltimore, Maryland.

Hannah V. Sawyerr is a twenty-year-old national youth poet. Along with being a National Medalist in the NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics in the category of poetry, her work has been featured in several magazines such as Teen Ink , Sesi, and Tribes. She is currently the 2016 Baltimore City Youth Poet Laureate.

James Magruder’s fiction has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Subtropics, Bloom, The Normal School, Gargoyle, New Stories from the Midwest, and elsewhere. His début novel, Sugarless, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the 2010 William Saroyan International Writing Prize. He is a four-time fellow of the MacDowell Colony and his writing has also been supported by the Kenyon Playwrights Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, where he was a Walter E. Dakin Fellow in Fiction.

HOSTED BY…
Hey You, Come Back!, a monthly reading series that brings together writers from Johns Hopkins with other writers from around Baltimore at the Crown every first Thursday,
AND…
Writers & Words, a Baltimore reading series and zine, organized by local writers and presented at Charmington's on the second Tuesday of each month.

RSVP (requested but not required)

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A Hundred Thousand Worlds

Atomic Fiction Series presents
BOB PROEHL and A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORLDS

Thursday, July 28
7PM-9PM. Atomic Books.

Bob Proehl, author of A Hundred Thousand Worlds, will be at Atomic Books to discuss and sign his new novel.

Hosted by Kathy Flann and Benn Ray.

A Hundred Thousand Worlds, already being compared to the much loved Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, is a winning debut about a mother and son on a cross-country road trip through the world of comic-cons, for readers who love the literary-meets-genre pleasures of Lev Grossman, Emily St. John Mandel, or Kelly Link.

Valerie Torrey took her son Alex and fled Los Angeles six years ago--leaving both her role on an X-Files-ish TV show and her co-star husband after a spectacular tragedy blew their small family apart. Now Val must reunite 9-year-old Alex with his estranged father, so they set out on a road trip from New York, Val making appearances at comic book conventions along the way.

As they travel west, encountering superheroes, monsters, time travelers, and robots, Val and Alex are drawn into the orbit of the comic-con regulars, from a hapless twenty-something illustrator to a lesbian comics writer to a group of cosplay women who provide a chorus of knowing commentary. For Alex, this world is a magical place where fiction becomes reality, but as they get closer to their destination, he begins to realize that the story his mother is telling him about their journey might have a very different ending than he imagined.

A debut from an exciting new writer that combines winning characters and emotional heft with a deliciously knowing portrait of the alternate universe of fandom, A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORLDS is at heart a tribute to the fierce and complicated love between a mother and son--and to the way the stories we create come to shape us.

"A work of wit and heart, A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORLDS is for anyone who craves a smart family saga. Especially one with superheroes. I loved it completely." -- Karen Joy Fowler

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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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