Robin Kemp reads from her just-published and highly-acclaimed debut collection, "This Pagan Heaven" at Outwrite Books, 991 Piedmont Ave. Books will be for sale and Kemp will do a signing. www.outwritebooks.com.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 8:00 PM
WHAT'S NEW IN POETRY: KEN RUMBLE, AMBER NELSON & CARMEN GIMENEZ SMITH
KEMP MALONE LIBRARY, EMORY UNIVERSITY
Free reading by three poets on the Emory Campus. Hosted by Bruce Covey. The easiest way to find the Kemp Malone Library is to enter Callaway from the north side (the side opposite the Quad). After entering, turn left and take the elevator (across the hall from the Comparative Literature Department) up to the third floor. The Kemp Malone Library will be directly in front of you, in Room N301. www.college.emory.edu/poetrycouncil
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 7:30 PM
LIBRARY COFFEE OPEN MIC
This is a test run for a new open mic at Library Coffee, 2523 Caldwell Road, Suite 1000, Atlanta, 30319. Amena Brown will host. The open is open to poets, singers, songwriters, essayists and more. If this event is successful, it will become a regular open mic. www.librarycoffeecompany.com.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 6:30 PM
WINE & WORDS READING SERIES: LITA HOOPER, OPAL MOORE & NAGUEYALTI WARREN
HAMMONDS HOUSE MUSEUM
An evening of poetry at the historic West End home. Admission is $5 for Hammonds House members, $10 for non-members. 503 Peeples Street. www.hammondshouse.org.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 8:15 PM
KAREN HEAD & BOB WOOD
CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER
Head ("My Paris Year" and "Sassing") and Wood ("Gorizia Notebook") will read from their new collections. Tickets are $5 at the door, $3 for students/seniors/members. 980 Briarcliff Road. www.callanwolde.org.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 8:00 PM
VOICES CARRY: CECILIA WOLOCH, TANIA ROCHELLE, KAREN HEAD, THERESA DAVIS, COLLIN KELLEY & KODAC HARRISON
SYCAMORE PLACE GALLERY, DECATUR
The sixth annual Voices Carry reading sponsored by Poetry Atlanta will take place this year at Sycamore Place Gallrey, 120 Sycamore Place, in Decatur. Woloch will read from her new collection "Carpathia," Rochelle from "The World's Last Bone" and Head from "Sassing." Slam champ Davis will premiere new work, while poet and novelist Kelley will be the host and read a short passage from his debut novel, "Conquering Venus," and new poems. Harrison will close the show with song and poetry. Free!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 7:00 PM
POETRY AT TECH: DAVID BAKER & KHADIJAH QUEEN
THE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, MIDTOWN
Thomas Lux introduces poets Baker and Queen, who will reading from their latest works. Book sale and signing will follow this free reading. 875 West Peachtree St. Parking is behind the building and along 6th and 7th streets. www.poetry.gatech.edu.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 7:00 PM
EVOLUTION PROJECT, AUBURN AVENUE
Poet and activist Antron-Reshaud will read from his newly-released collection "The Rising, Vol. 2" at Evolution Project, 250 Auburn Ave. Books will be available for signing after the event.