Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Aquabear Thursday, Literary Evening on Friday

Aquabear Live @ARTS/West 11/10/11 at 7:30pm
Aquabear is having another fantastic evening of music at ARTS/West in Athens, Ohio. We hope that you will join us. We welcome Chat Logs and Many Mansions both on tour from the far away land of Brooklyn, opening will be Dead Winds of Summer.

Chat Logs
is an experimental psych-punk band whose visceral live show, coupled with projections, and a balls-to-the-wall performance acumen has led them to being featured at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, many music venues around NYC and the United States and has been featured on Japanese television by filmmaker Yukihiko Tsutsumi, as a subject in his documentary, "Beat Goes On," while sharing the stage with bands as diverse as Fang Island, Delicate Steve, mems Oberhofer, yeah yeah yeahs, Xiu Xiu, Beirut and many others. -

Many Mansions
makes post-world music fused with psychedelic and hypnotic passages of aural landscape and danceable world beats, and has been featured on Pitchfork, Daytrotter, Nitetrotter and has played extensively across the United States as part of the famed White Haus collective based in Boston, MA. -

Dead Winds of Summer
is the beautiful atmospheric loops and sounds of Andrew Lampela.

$5 for touring bands and space
ALL AGES, no booze
Doors at 7:30pm, music starts shortly after

A Literary Evening Featuring Marie Manilla & Laura Treacy Bentley 11/11/11 at 7pm
Join us at ARTS/West for A Literary Evening featuring Marie Manilla and Laura Treacy Bentley reading their work!

West Virginia native Marie Manilla is a Pushcart-Prize nominee and graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in The Chicago Tribune as a Nelson Algren finalist; Prairie Schooner, where she received the Lawrence Foundation Award for best short story; Mississippi Review; Calyx Journal; The Portland Review; The Long Story; Kestrel; GSU Review; and other journals. Her collection of stories, Still Life with Plums (West Virginia University Press, 2010), was nominated for the Weatherford Award and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year in the short story category. Author Daniel Wallace selected her forthcoming novel, Shrapnel, as winner of the Fred Bonnie Award for best first novel sponsored by River City Publishing. Manilla lives in Huntington, West Virginia where she is Visiting Writer-in-Residence at Marshall University. Her website is

Laura Treacy Bentley is a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and book editor ("Conversations") for WV Living Magazine. She served as writer in residence for the past three years at the Marshall University Writing Project in Huntington, West Virginia. Her work has appeared in the United States and Ireland, and her first book of poetry, Lake Effect, was published in 2006 by Bottom Dog Press in Huron, Ohio. In 2003 Laura was one of seven featured writers at a literary symposium which was held in Athens, Ohio: Appalachians: Contemporary Cultural Perspective. That same year she traveled to Venice California, to read her poetry with Ray Bradbury. Laura received a Fellowship Award for Literature from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, and her poetry has been featured on the websites of A Prairie Home Companion and Poetry Daily. One of her poems, "Keepsake," was recently chosen by Maria Shriver and the editors of O Magazine to be featured on Oprah's website. Visit Laura's website:

This event is a part of the ARTS/West presents series. There is no admission charge. Donations will be accepted.