For the past few years there has been no way to talk about Atlanta’s art scene without also bringing up Laura Relyea. This is with damn good reason.
From hosting amazing readings under Vouched and Transgression (alongside John), to being the Executive Editor of ArtsATL Laura has been a champion of all things literature in our city.
This comes with sad news though as Laura is preparing to leave the humidity and hustle for the quiet farm life of Vermont.
So we caught up with Laura to ask why she’s leaving and important questions like what restaurants she’d marry, fuck, or kill.
Laura also reads for the first time from her novel that she’s working on.
Laura Relyea is the former Executive Editor of ArtsATL. Her essays, reviews, poems, and features have been published in Oxford American, The Bitter Southerner, Thought Catalog, Monkey Bicycle, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere.
We hope you enjoy the episode, and for the first time Lit & Bruised can be streamed on Soundcloud.