Wednesday, January 12, 8 p.m.
Callanwolde Open Mic Poetry Night
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Join amateur and professional poets alike as Callanwolde celebrates the art and performance of poetry with its open mic poetry reading night in the unique setting of the Callanwolde Library. Poets who would like to share their original poetry are welcome. Readings are open to the first ten poets who call and sign up. 404-872-5338 ext. 228. Tickets are sold at the door. $5 General Admission, $3 Students with ID, Seniors, and Members. For more information call (404) 872-5338 or visit www.callanwolde.org.
Thursday, January 27, 8 p.m.
Emory Poetry Council Presents: James Sanders, Sandra Doller & Ben Doller
Emory Bookstore (Barnes & Noble)
Three noted poets will read from their latest work at this ongoing series of readings sponsored by Emory University. www.poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org
Sunday, January 30, 4 p.m.
Emory University, Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver will give a public reading as part of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Reading Series at the Emory Libraries' Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL).The reading will take place at Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. The event is free but general admission tickets are required. Limit four tickets per person. Tickets are available at A Cappela Books and the Emory Libraries by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Tickets requested through the Libraries' e-mail will be held at will call; patrons should plan to arrive well before the start of the reading to pick up their tickets. Parking is available in the Fishburne Deck, but may be limited, so allow extra time to find alternative parking. UPDATE: We're hearing there are no tickets left for this event. Please check with Emory for further details.
Monday, January 31, 7:15 p.m.
Call & Response: An Evening of Poetry with Karen Head & Collin Kelley
Decatur Library Auditorium
Poetry Atlanta, Georgia Center for the Book and Poets & Writers are co-sponsoring this special, free evening at the Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St. The two award-winning poets will read their poetry round-robin style selecting poems on the fly to find common themes, moods and imagery. It’s a fun, experimental and unexpected evening of poetry because the audience -- and the poets -- aren’t sure what’s coming next. Karen Head is the author of Sassing (WordTech), My Paris Year and Shadow Boxes (both from All Nations Press). Her poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies around the world. Collin Kelley is the author of Better To Travel, After the Poison and Slow To Burn, which is being re-issued by Seven Kitchens Press in July 2011. His debut novel, Conquering Venus, is out now. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org