Tender Bloodsport Vol. 1
5" x 7"
(Limited Edition of 200)
From writers borne of the university, the stages of ratty independent theaters, open mics at Charis, the barstools at Manuel's...these wildly disparate voices come together to form a community, united under a banner of annihilating all comers with their A material. This is Tender Bloodsport.
Edited by Write Club Atlanta’s Nicholas Tecosky and Myke Johns along with Deer Bear Wolf's Matt DeBenedictis, Tender Bloodsport is a collection of some of the best work to cross the WCA stage from 2011 to 2014, featuring the amazing design work of Brian Manley and writing by playwright Topher Payne (Perfect Arrangement, Angry Fags), author Kate Sweeney (American Afterlife), Suehyla ElAttar (The Doctor, The Devil and My Dad), Johnny Drago (Trash), Theresa Davis, Regina Bradley, Brooke Hatfield, Michael Henry Harris, and many more. Twenty-five (mostly) seven-minute pieces from what Creative Loafing has named Atlanta's Best Reading Series three years in a row.
The writing compiled in Tender Bloodsport was forged for battle. Write Club pits writers against each other in timed bouts over opposing concepts: Up vs. Down, Laugh vs. Cry, Weak vs. Strong, etc. and combatants have seven minutes apiece to sway the audience with their words. Write Club Atlanta is a reading series in the same way a Sex Pistols gig was a music recital.
Tender Bloodsport Vol. 1 will be released on September 6th.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Myke Johns is a public radio producer and writer in Atlanta. Since 2006, he has pointed microphones at many things at WABE 90.1 FM, making the cultural life of the city his beat. His work has won awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press.
He is co-producer for WRITE CLUB Atlanta, a competitive philanthropic literary bloodsport which kicks the ass of most any poetry reading you care to name. WCA takes place monthly at the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge and has been recognized by Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta three years in a row.
As a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, his work has appeared in The Bitter Southerner, Creative Loafing Atlanta, Used Gravitrons, Scene Missing Magazine, and the anthology Bare-Knuckled Lit: The Best of WRITE CLUB.
Nicholas Tecosky is a screenwriter and actor. He has narrated over 50 audiobook titles, including Daniel Woodrell's The Death of Sweet Mister, which was included on the American Library Association's 2013 Listen List for outstanding audiobook narration. He also co-authored the horror omnibus V/H/S, which was an official selection in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He splits his time between his home in Atlanta and a top secret location in the marshes outside of Charleston, S.C.