Since 2000, Chicagos THE2NDHAND has published broadsheets designed to bring attention to worthy authors, many of whom exist well outside of the mainstream. Recently relocated to Nashville, THE2NDHAND editor Todd Dills has launched BRICK, a bi-monthly gathering designed to showcase hardscrabble regional and national prose writers. BRICKs inaugural event features Louisvilles Jason Jordan, a THE2NDHAND contributor with two collections due out on avant-garde Six Gallery Press: Cloud and Other Stories and Powering the Devil's Circus. Also included are two more broadsheet regulars, East Nashvillian Eric Durchholz, whose bromance Heartless is set in and around the gentrified mean streets of Five Points, and author/teacher Lydia Ship, an Atlantan whos been published in literary journals such as Neon and New South, and is a contributing editor at the Chattahoochee Review.
Fri., March 12, 7 p.m., 2010