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Remember, remember the 18th of September. It’s a Wednesday for your head-nesday. Heck to the yeah! The first Nerd Nite ATL is finally here, and we’ve got a great show in store for you. Peep the details below and be there, and be square.

When: Wednesday, September 18th. Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 7:30pm sharp

WherePizzeria Vesuvius, Old Fourth Ward, 327 Edgewood Ave SE.

NOTE: We don’t know how many people will turn out for this first event, and we have a limited capacity at PV. So we recommend showing up early.

Cost: $5 cover, food/drink special = $8 for two pizza slices and a domestic beer.


“All that Glitters is Ke$ha” by Laura Relyea.

One writer’s embrace of womanhood, feminism, and all that shimmers. In her chapbook, All Glitter, Everything (released by Safety Third Enterprises on October 24th), Laura Relyea writes to and about the riot-act of a pop icon – Ke$ha. In these stories, Ke$ha becomes much more than the Jack-loving, glitter Queen we have grown to know and love. Ke$ha becomes every woman. Every friend. She is a verb. She is a noun. She is a feeling. Ke$ha is messy. Ke$ha is fun. Ke$ha is sorry (but Ke$ha is never sorry).

Bio: Laura Relyea is a writer and the Editor and Atlanta Vicereine of Vouched Books. She’s reviewed books for PASTE, Creative Loafing, Fanzine, and elsewhere. Her fiction and poetry have been published in places like NAP, Stoked, Coconut, and Necessary Fiction. She’s the Whipcracker & Momentum Chief of the Inman Park Squirrel Census. She both fears and respects glitter.

“Microbes and Malt: a Scientist’s Adventures in Homebrewing” by Jacob Shreckengost, Ph.D.

What happens when a passion for science meets a passion for beer? Pure chemistry.
Join me for a tale of adventures (and misadventures) in the home brewery of neuroscientist. From culturing yeast, to amylase activity, to exploding fermenters. We’ll discuss the method (and madness) of brewing your own beer, and how to understand most of the biological processes that contribute to the world’s most beloved beverage.

Bio: Jacob Shreckengost grew up in rural Western PA (go Steelers!) as the 2nd of three boys and son to a high school physics teacher and a gunsmith. Always a science nerd, he headed to the University of Chicago to expand his mind. Upon completion, he moved to southwestern Germany where he first encountered GOOD beer. Moving back to the US, he cautiously ventured south of the Mason Dixon line in 2005 to Atlanta, where he completed his PhD in neuroscience at Emory. It was there that he took up home brewing, and has been making magic ever since. Jacob currently lives in Inman Park with his two snorty dogs and his beautiful wife, and fellow neuroscientist, Constance.


“My affair with Sciurus Carolinesis (Eastern Gray Squirrel)” by Jamie Allen.

Wherein writer Jamie Allen talks about, among other things, the canine and creative inspirations for the Inman Park Squirrel Census; how one goes about initiating a squirrel census in one’s own neighborhood filled with squirrel haters or the merely squirrel-passive; how one goes about getting others more talented than oneself involved in a squirrel census; how one takes the information gathered in a Squirrel Census and turns it into infographics, a website, a data presentation, and a successful Kickstarter; and most of all, how one answers the dumbest question ever applied to a creative project about squirrels: “Why count squirrels? Why?”

Bio: Jamie Allen is writer who lives in Inman Park. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in outlets including The Missouri Review, McSweeney’s, Paste, Atlanta Magazine, and Slate. In 2011, he created the Inman Park Squirrel Census, which was picked one of Kickstarter’s best projects of 2012.

And featuring jazz standards by Atlanta’s one and only bass-playing gorilla, Sass Parilla!