April Readings & Events

Wednesday, April 6, 5:30 p.m.
Catherine Wing & Jim Shepard
University of West Georgia
Poet Catherine Wing and fiction writer Jim Shepard will be reading at the release party for Eclectic, the undergraduate literary magazine of the University of West Georgia. Wing's poems have appeared in such journals as Chicago Review, Field, and Poetry. Enter Invisible is her debut collection from Sarabande Books. Shepard's short story collection, Like You'd Understand, Anyway, won the Story Prize in 2008, and was nominated for a National Book Award in 2007. The novel Project X won the 2005 Massachusetts Book Award. His latest book of stories, You Think That's Bad, was released this month through Knopf.

Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m.
Publication event for She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems
Barnes & Noble, Peachtree Road
This special reading features Atlanta poets Beth Gylys, Alice Lovelace, Chelsea Rathburn, and Sharan Strange on the publication of She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems, an anthology edited by Caroline Kennedy. This free event is part of a national series curated by Poets & Writers and sponsored by Hyperion/Voice. The B&N is located at 2900 Peachtree Road.

Thursday, April 7, 8 p.m.
Poetry at Emory: Kim Gek Lin Short, Emily Kendal Frey, Heidi Lynn Staples, Anthony McCann
Emory Barnes & Noble Student Bookstore
Hear this talented group of poets share their work at the Barnes & Noble at Emory, 1390 Oxford Road. Free and open to the public. www.poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org

Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry at Tech: Campbell McGrath & Marjorie Wentworth
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
The final reading of the season features MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant recipient and Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize winner, Campbell McGrath, and South Carolina Poet Laureate, Marjory Wentworth. Kress Auditorium of the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum on the Georgia Tech campus, 50010th Street. 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. To see poet bios and for more info, visit www.poetry.gatech.edu.

April 11-12
Thomas Lynch & Thomas G. Long
Emory University

Poet Thomas Lynch and preacher Thomas G. Long know they can’t stop death, but they’re on a mission to change how the living deal with it. They take the stage April 11-12 at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology as part of a four-city lecture tour called “The Undertaking,” designed to return reverential ritual and metaphor to end-of-life practices. “The Undertaking” serves as Candler’s annual Whiteside Lectures sponsored by the school’s Office of Lifelong Learning. It includes a reading by Lynch on April 11 at 7 p.m. in Candler room 252, which is free and open to the public. Read the complete story: http://bit.ly/undertakingslecture

Tuesday, April 12, 4 p.m.
Lita Hooper & T. Lang
Spelman College
Hooper, Lang and members of the departments of drama and dance at Spelman College present a multimedia performance of Hooper's poems, Thunder in Her Voice: The Narrative of Sojourner Truth. The event will be held in the Cosby Academic Center Lobby, 350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta, 30314. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 12, 8 p.m.
Alice Notley
Emory University
Notley is an award-winning poet with many collections to her credit, including In the Pines, Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970-2005, which was awarded the 2007 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and Disobedience, winner of the 2002 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading will take place in the Jones Room, 3rd floor of Woodruff Library at Emory University. www.emory.edu

Wednesday, April 13, 8 p.m.
Lita Hooper & Mani Rao
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Lita Hooper is a poet, playwright and college professor whose work has appeared in several anthologies, journals and magazines. A Cave Canem Fellow and recipient of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Emerging Artist Grant, Ms. Hooper has produced staged productions of her collection of poems, Thunder in Her Voice: The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, which was published in 2010. Mani Rao is the author of seven books of poetry, including a translation of the Sanskrit Bhagavad Gita as a poem. Her poems have been published in many journals and anthologies including Colorado Review, Iowa Review, Washington Square, and Penguin’s 60 Indian Poets. 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, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Mendy Knott
Charis Books & More
Mendy Knott reads from her collection A Little Lazarus. Part narrative,part song, these are poems about the physical body, the blood of sacrifice, an unforgettable communion of spirits—human and otherwise. Charis Books is at 1189 Euclid Ave. in Little Five Points. www.charisbooksandmore.com

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