THE DEVIL WILL FIND WORK FOR IDLE HANDS TO DO - LYNDA DEL GENIS

Show runs through end of February.
Eightbar, Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

An exhibition of needlework by Lynda Del Genis.

About the artist:
"I love needlework and Morrissey in equal measure: needlework because you don’t have to worry about staying within the lines, and Morrissey for similar reasons. When I began learning how to chart cross-stitch patterns using a favorite line from a Smiths song, that joke soon wasn’t funny anymore as friends enjoyed the finished piece and challenged me to create more.

"The art of cross-stitch can be both prissy and vulgar, just like Morrissey’s lyrics; the songs, like the craft, are tedious to some yet delightful to others, so it seems a very natural expression to illustrate his voice in this medium.

"I hear music in colors and words in fonts and so this is how these beloved songs look to me. I am honored to share them with you."

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WRITERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE: SATTERFIELD, EBENBACH, PUHAK

Thursday, March 2. 7-9PM
Eightbar, Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

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.

JANE SATTERFIELD is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and the recipient of awards in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bellingham Review, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Mslexia, and more. Her books are Her Familiars, Assignation at Vanishing Point, Shepherdess with an Automatic, and Apocalypse Mix, winner of the 2016 Autumn House Poetry Prize, as well as Daughters of Empire: A Memoir of a Year in Britain and Beyond. She is married to poet Ned Balbo and lives in Baltimore.

DAVID EBENBACH is the author of six books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, including the new short story collection The Guy We Didn't Invite to the Orgy and other stories. His first novel, Miss Portland, is due out this summer. He lives and teaches in Washington, DC.

SHELLEY PUHAK is a Baltimore poet and essayist. She is the author of two poetry collections, the more recent of which, Guinevere in Baltimore, was selected by Charles Simic for the Anthony Hecht Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review Online, Missouri Review, North American Review, and Waxwing. Her essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction and The Iowa Review. Puhak teaches at Notre Dame of Maryland University, where she is the Eichner Professor of Creative Writing.

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 (not required)

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R. SIKORYAK Launches TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Thursday, March 9. 7-10PM
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

New Yorker cartoonist R. Sikoryak launches his latest graphic novel, Terms and Conditions (Drawn & Quarterly).

For this project, Sikoryak tackles an infamously dense legal document, the iTunes Terms and Conditions. In a word for word 94-page adaptation, Sikoryak hilariously turns the agreement on its head – each page features an avatar of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs juxtaposed with a different classic strip such as Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey, or a contemporary graphic novel such as Craig Thompson’s Blankets, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, or Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant.

Join us for a presentation with Sikoryak on the process behind Terms and Conditions, followed by a book signing.

AUTHOR BIO
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). His comics and illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, The Onion, GQ, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Sikoryak is in the speakers program of the New York Council of the Humanities, and he teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Since 1997, he's presented his live cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kriota Willberg.

RSVP (requested, not required).

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ATOMIC MUSIC CLUB

The 3rd Wednesday 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

The 4th Wednesday of each month.
7:00PM - 9PM. 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

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

Our 2017 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.
4-7PM. Eightbar,
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

$5 for a pack of 5 new comics and happy hour prices at Eightbar.

More info.

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Atomic Fiction Series