The Idle Class magazine will curate the September meeting of Ozark Poets and Writers. We will feature Fayetteville novelist Elle Nash, author of Animals Eat Each Other, and North Little Rock essayist Guy Choate, founder of the Argenta Reading Series.

The program is 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25. The venue is different for this month only — Nomad’s Lounge,  1431 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. Why the move? It’s the day before the annual Bikes Blues & BBQ, which that evening will be in the process of taking over Dickson Street.

Guy earned a Master of Fine Arts at the University of New Orleans, is an Army veteran and lives in Central Arkansas with his wife and son.

Elle is a founding editor at Witch Craft Magazine, a fiction editor at Hobart Pulp and lives in the Ozarks with her husband and their dog.

The monthly program of the Ozark Poets & Writers Collective begins and ends with open mic for audience members. They’re invited to perform the poetry or prose of themselves or others with a 4-minute limit. The OPWC program is free, but donations are welcome. While we welcome all ages, be warned that language and themes can be mature.

During the program, a book donated by the University of Arkansas Press will be given away. Nightbird Books will be open during our program so do consider buying books, magazine or stationery items, or refreshments. Support local bookstores and local business!

Come have some drinks, a bite to eat and maybe sign up for the open mic. See you there!