Wednesday, February 9, 8 p.m.
Toni Alexander and Amy Pence
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Join two guest poets, Toni Alexander and Amy Pence, as Callanwolde celebrates the art and performance of poetry with readings in the unique setting of the Callanwolde Library. 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
Saturday, February 12, 2011, 6 p.m.
Launch of Otherness by M. Ayodele Heath
The official book launch event for the debut poetry collection, Otherness by award-winning performance poet, M. Ayodele Heath. With feature performances by HBO Def Poet Jon Goode, internationally-acclaimed slam poet Gypsee Yo, and emceed by Chezon Jackson. Admission is FREE. Apex Museum, 135 Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303. www.ayospeaks.com
Thursday, February 17, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry at Tech: Richard Jackson, Bob Wood, Rosemary Daniel and Bruce McEver
The Robert C.Williams Paper Museum
The series continues with this special reading at the Kress Auditorium in The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, 500 10th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. The reading is free and open to the public. Visit www.poetry.gatech.edu for more info. Plenty of free parking available just in front of the building's entrance or through the gate, which is straight ahead as you turn off 10th Street. For more directions and parking info visit: www.ipst.gatech.edu/amp/
Thursday, February 17, 7 p.m.
Slammin' in th Suburbs
Red Door Playhouse
Enjoy an evening of wonderful entertainment unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, join us for “Slammin’ in the Suburbs”. This is Roswell’s 7th annual poetry slam during which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience on content (discretion encouraged) and performance. Hosted by award winning spoken word artist, M. Ayodele Heath. A $300 cash 1st Place prize sponsored by the Georgia Poetry Society will be awarded as well as a $200 2nd Place and a $100 3rd Place Prize. Admission is FREE. Red Door Playhouse, 587 Atlanta Street, Roswell, GA 30075. http://www.roswellgov.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=1673.
Thursday, February 17, 4 p.m.
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Adrian Matejka reads and discusses poems from Mixology, Thursday, February 17, 4:00 p.m. in the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Atlanta 30314. This event is part of the 2010 - 2011 Creative Writing Series sponsored by the English Department. FREE & Open to the public.