On Saturday, July 10, Arizona Pub will host the launch of Loose Change, the latest art project from Atlanta-based nonprofit WonderRoot. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the event kicks off with live interactive art installations, featured readings from contributors and local writers, free food, drink specials, prizes and DJ Quinn spinning until last call. Like the magazine itself, the launch party is free and is being produced entirely on a volunteer basis.

Charles McNair, book editor of Paste magazine, praised what he called “an ambitious and energetic arts cooperative called WonderRoot” for “reaching out to the best writers possible for interesting, daring work.” Loose Change’s guiding mission aims to offer a space where emerging artists and writers, mainly from the Atlanta area, can hone their voices through community dialogue.

Loose Change editor-in-chief Cristina Martin said, “As the magazine evolves, we hope that Loose Change will be known as a publication that stands as a home for skilled writers and artists who are earnestly trying to develop their craft, and to become fearless in their revisions and manners of expression.”

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.