Friday, August 5, 8 p.m.
Emory Poetry Council: Michael Ogletree, Jennifer Denrow & Gina Myers
Emory Bookstore (Barnes & Noble)
Three noted poets will give a free reading open to the public. For more about the event, visit this link
Wednesday, August 10, 8 p.m.
Callanwolde Open Mic Poetry Reading
The first ten poets to call and sign up at (404) 872-5338 ext. 228 will have the opportunity to read for 5 minutes at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. General Admission $5. Seniors, Students and members pay $3. Tickets are sold at the door. www.callanwolde.org
Friday, August 12, 8:30 p.m.
Loose Change Anniversary
Loose Change, WonderRoot’s literary magazine, will mark its first year of publication this summer with Paper Anniversary, an open-invitation party celebrating the close of Volume I (and rise of Volume II) with a night of live art, music and dancing ‘til the wee hours. Paper Anniversary unfolds at 8:30 p.m., Friday, August 12, at Kavarna Coffee House on Decatur’s Oakhurst Square. Five of the magazine’s published writers will headline the evening with readings from Year One. Attendees are also encouraged to create and share their own word-based art during the event itself: Loose Change is partnering with Creative ReUse, a fellow offshoot project of WonderRoot dedicated to environmentally conscious art-making, presenting literary contests and interactive art for all. The evening will begin and end with music, wrapping up with a DJ set until close and featuring food and drink specials for hungry/thirsty revelers. The next Loose Change submission deadline is September 2, 2011. All forms of poetry, prose, non-fiction, and more are welcome. For more information on Paper Anniversary and submitting to Loose Change, visit www.loosechangemagazine.org.
Mark Your Calendar!
The Decatur Book Festival returns Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4. Poetry Atlanta will be hosting the Local Poetry Stage at Java Monkey Coffee House both Saturday and Sunday with the city's best poets performing their work. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will read at Java Monkey on Sunday night along with the open mic session starting at 8 p.m. For a schedule of events, visit www.decaturbookfestival.com.