October Readings & Events

Thursday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.
Poetry at Tech Event in Alpharetta
Featuring: Thomas Lux, Travis Denton and John Stepens
Special reading in association with Birmingham United Methodist Church and the City of Milton to be held at the church, 15770 Birmingham Highway. Open to all. To see the full Poetry at Tech 2011-12 schedule, visit www.poetry.gatech.edu.

Saturday, October 8, 7:30 p.m.
Finishing Line Press Poetry Reading
Bound to Be Read Books

Collin Kelley will host a reading by local poets published by Finishing Line Press including Eve Hoffman, Ann Lynn, Robert Wood, JC Reilly and Maureen McGranaghan. 481-B Flat Shoals Ave., East Atlanta Village.  www.boundtobereadbooks.com.

Wednesday, October 12, 8 p.m. 
Poetry At Callanwolde: Stacey Lynn Brown and Terry Hensel
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Stacey Lynn Brown, a poet, essayist, and playwright, is the author of the book-length poem Cradle Song (C&R Press, 2009). She teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Terry Hensel has published poems in a number of anthologies, including Encore, O'Georgia, Reach of Song, and Creative Collaboration of the Southeast. He has won or placed in several state and national poetry contests, and is active in the Georgia Poetry Society.Tickets are sold at the door. $5 General Admission, $3 Students with ID, Seniors, and Members. For more information visit www.callanwolde.org.

Friday, October 14, 7:00 p.m.
What's New In Poetry Series: Susana Gardner, James Maughn, Marthe Reed, Mackenzie Carignan, Marci Nelligan
Emory University

The Emory Poetry Council will host a reading at the Barnes & Noble campus bookstore, 1390 Oxford Road. The reading is free and parking is available on the street and in the deck behind the store.  www.poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org

Tuesday, October 18, 7:15 p.m.
A Southern Poets Reading Evening ft. Janisse Ray, John Lane & Thomas Rain Crowe
Decatur Library Auditorium 

Georgia Center for the Book event featuring three acclaimed poets. Janisse is a native Georgian whose books include Ecology or a Cracker Childhood and Drifting Into Darien, and her new poetry collection, A House of Branches, is informed by her life-long interest in wilderness preservation. John Lane is a South Carolinian who writes powerfully about the woods and wilds in many books and whose new volume of poetry, Abandoned Quarry, marks him as ”the finest Southern landscape poet we have today.” Thomas Crowe is a native North Carolinian and author of a dozen books of prose and poetry, and his just-published book of poems Crack Light illustrated by photographs speaks movingly to the ties between humans and the earth in his western North Carolina hill country. 215 Sycamore St. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Wednesday, October 19, 7 p.m.
Erato Reading Series ft. Tania Rochelle, Tavares Stephens, and Alice Lovelace 
Georgia Tech Library
Georgia Tech's literary magazine, Erato, will host three noted local poets in the Neely Room of  Library West Commons. For information and directions, visit www.library.gatech.edu.

Thursday, October 20, 6 to 8:00 p.m.
AQLF Graphic Intervention Reading

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)The Atlanta Queer Literary Festival partners with MODA as part the museum's Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Posters exhibition. Local poets will read poems inspired by posters on display. Expected to read are Cleo Creech, Franklin Abbott, Brent Calderwood, Megan Volpert, Theresa Davis, Collin Kelley and more. MODA, 1315 Peachtree St. (across from the High Museum). www.museumofdesign.org.

Thursday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry at Tech: Stephen Dobyns, Carl Dennis & Kate Johnson
Kress Auditorium@The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
A free reading by three noted poets at the Adam Stephens Night Out For Poetry. Please note that Dobyns has been added to this even after missing the Sept. 27 reading. Kress Auditorium, 500 Tenth Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309.  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 the full Poetry at Tech 2011-12 schedule, visit www.poetry.gatech.edu.

Saturday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry Atlanta & AQLF Present VOICES CARRY
The Philip Rush Center

Poetry Atlanta and Atlanta Queer Literary Festival present the seventh annual reading featuring Cecilia Woloch, Rupert Fike, Alice Lovelace, Franklin Abbott and Karen Head. Collin Kelley will host. Free! Philip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, 30307 (same building as Radial Cafe.

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