A Monthly Creative Reading Series sponsored by the Acworth Cultural Arts Center. SHORE supports the literary arts and nurtures community through a shared passion for the written word.

Monday, June 6, 7 p.m. Open mic, 7-7:30. Main Street Gallery, 4815B South Main

FREE EVENT — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC — REFRESHMENTS, BOOKS AVAILABLE

Chelsea Rathburn earned an MFA from the University of Arkansas and is a native of Miami, Florida. Her first full-length collection, The Shifting Line, won the 2005 Richard Wilbur Award and was published by the University of Evansville Press. Her second collection, A Raft of Grief, was published by Autumn House Press in the spring of 2013. Chelsea lives in Young Harris, Georgia, with her husband, the poet James Davis May, and their daughter. She is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Young Harris College, where she directs the creative writing program.

Chelsea Rathburn earned an MFA from the University of Arkansas and is a native of Miami, Florida. Her first full-length collection, The Shifting Line, won the 2005 Richard Wilbur Award and was published by the University of Evansville Press. Her second collection, A Raft of Grief, was published by Autumn House Press in the spring of 2013. Chelsea lives in Young Harris, Georgia, with her husband, the poet James Davis May, and their daughter. She is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Young Harris College, where she directs the creative writing program.

James Davis May’s first book of poetry, Unquiet Things, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in early 2016. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Five Points, The Missouri Review, New England Review, New Ohio Review,The New Republic, Pleiades, The Southern Review and elsewhere. In 2013, he won the Collins Award from Birmingham Poetry Review. He is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Young Harris College.

James Davis May’s first book of poetry, Unquiet Things, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in early 2016. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Five PointsThe Missouri Review, New England ReviewNew Ohio Review,The New RepublicPleiadesThe Southern Review and elsewhere. In 2013, he won the Collins Award from Birmingham Poetry Review. He is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Young Harris College.

Aaron Levy Aaron teaches in the English Education and Creative Writing programs at Kennesaw State University. His first work for young adults, Pizza With Shrimp On Top (Dramatic Publishing), was nominated for the 2007 Distinguished National Play Award for the Middle and Secondary School Audiences by The American Alliance for Theatre in Education (AATE), and has enjoyed over 60 national and international productions. His short story, “The Zoo,” recently won Runner-Up for the 2013 Walker Percy Prize for Short Fiction. 

Aaron Levy Aaron teaches in the English Education and Creative Writing programs at Kennesaw State University. His first work for young adults, Pizza With Shrimp On Top (Dramatic Publishing), was nominated for the 2007 Distinguished National Play Award for the Middle and Secondary School Audiences by The American Alliance for Theatre in Education (AATE), and has enjoyed over 60 national and international productions. His short story, “The Zoo,” recently won Runner-Up for the 2013 Walker Percy Prize for Short Fiction

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