Event will feature Guy Choate and Elle Nash, take place at Nomad’s Music Lounge

Ozark Poets and Writers will host “The Idle Class Takeover” on Sept. 25, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Nomad’s Music Lounge, located at 1431 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. The event will begin with a 30-minute open mic session and feature as headliners Fayetteville resident Elle Nash, who’s recent novel Animals Eat Each Other was named one of the “Top 15 Books to Take to the Beach This June” by Oprah.com, and Little Rock’s Guy Choate, an essayist and founder of the Argenta Reading Series.

“We are excited to curate this month’s meeting of Ozark Poets & Writers,” said Kody Ford, editor of The Idle Class. “As a voracious reader and lover of literature, I always enjoy OPW so it is a special treat to bring some up-and-coming writers for our community to see.”

Guy Choate earned an MFA at The University of New Orleans, where he was a finalist for the Samuel Mockbee Award for Nonfiction. He’s published essays in a number of literary journals and performed at readings and storytelling events across the country. Guy joined the Army at the age of 17 and proudly served as a NATO peacekeeper in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 2005, he attempted to walk every step from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, but the trip ended up as an adventure in hitchhiking. In addition to those topics, Guy writes about his family with what has been called “a kind of protectiveness that is both tender and melancholy.” In 2017, Guy founded the Argenta Reading Series to enhance the literary community in Central Arkansas, where he lives with his wife, Liz, and their son, Gus. Find Guy online at guychoate.com.

Elle Nash is the author of Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books, 2018). Her work appears or is forthcoming in Guernica, Lit Hub, The Fanzine, Volume 1 Brooklyn, and others. She is a founding editor at Witch Craft Magazine, a fiction editor at Hobart Pulp, and lives in the Ozarks. Follow Elle on Twitter at @saderotica.