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LET GLITTER REIGN: A VERY SHINY BOOK RELEASE
On Saturday March 14th, Deer Bear Wolf Press will release its first full length book with Laura Relyea’s ALL GLITTER, EVERYTHING at the Big House on Ponce.
"All Glitter, Everything was the final chapbook I released on Safety Third Enterprises,” says Matt DeBenedictis, curator of Deer Bear Wolf press. “The chapbook’s honesty and grand approach was a fitting finale for six years of publishing. All Glitter, Everything never felt like it was finished as a chapbook. A chapter of the story was clearly over, but there were still more adventures of glitter, grit, and shine to be told. That’s why it seemed like a natural progression once I began curating Deer Bear Wolf Press to take this wondrous chapbook and make it a book.”
ALL GLITTER, EVERYTHING is a book that has everything and nothing to do with glitter and Kesha. Consider it an exercise in shine theory. It's an entry point to a world where glitter is a verb, noun, and adjective. It’s instinctive and messy and everywhere, much like Kesha.
Kesha is an emblem, indicative of the carnivorous joy of womanhood. She’s every woman cast in every role – a friend, a confidante, a conflict, a resolution. Kesha is sorry. (But Kesha is never sorry.) Kesha is you and me. Each story in this book is emblematic of an inspiring or empowering woman.
All Glitter, Everything is a collection of 50 stories, which graduated from a chapbook of the same name, and a portion of which will be featured in the third volume of The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing (forthcoming, March 2015). These are the stories of one woman’s embrace of her whole self and the whole world – the good, the bad, the ugly, and the glittery.
So, in celebration of the book’s release Deer Bear Wolf & author Laura Relyea are rallying the individual women who inspired the book to share their portions of the stories. Along with a lot of flower crowns, glitter, and hugs, attendees can anticipate readings, both live and filmed, from: Jayne O’Connor, Melysa Martinez, Gina Myers, Molly Brodak, Stevi Waggoner, Rachael Maddux, Heather Christle, Lauren Traetto, Brooke Hatfield, Allie Bashuk, Aubrey Hirsch, Jess Jones, Erin Palovick, Leesa Cross-Smith, Gray Chapman, Amy Stufflebeam, Alexis Pope, Elizabeth Rowan, and Laura Relyea.
Oh, and naturally it’ll all end in one glittery dance party – just like Kesha would want.
ABOUT DEER BEAR WOLF
Deer Bear Wolf is a creative movement celebrating Atlanta’s art, music and literary communities. It is one part record label, one part small press, one part magazine which combined creates a mega champion of all things Atlanta. DEER BEAR WOLF PRESS is curated by Matt DeBenedictis, ALL GLITTER, EVERYTHING marks his first release with DBW.
WHAT: ALL GLITTER, EVERYTHING BOOK RELEASE
WHEN: Saturday March 14th, 2015
WHERE: The Big House on Ponce, 368 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA
PRICE: $5 in advance / $7 at the door
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