Avid Bookshop welcomes Zach Powers to the Prince Avenue bookshop on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm, in honor of Gravity Changes. This event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Zach Powers will be joined by Athens poet Gale Marie Thompson, who will also read from her work. This author event will be structured in the following format: author introduction, author speaks and reads an excerpt, author fields questions from the audience, author signs books and has time to mingle and talk to bookshop guests.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Gravity Changes is the winner of the BOA Short Fiction Prize. This collection of fantastical, off-beat stories view the quotidian world through the lens of the absurd. Set in a surreal, fictional world that is populated by strange, fascinating characters—children who defy gravity, a man who marries a lightbulb, the Devil and his ex-wife—these stories take wide steps outside of reality, finding new ways to illuminate truth.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Zach Powers lives and writes in Savannah, Georgia. His work has appeared in such places as Black Warrior Review, Forklift, Ohio, Pank, Caketrain, and elsewhere. He is the co-founder of the literary arts nonprofit Seersucker Live, and leads the writers’ workshop at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, where he also served on the board of directors. His news writing for television won an Emmy Award, and he is currently a columnist for Savannah Morning News.