Sunday, December 4, 5:00 p.m.
Louise Runyon & Friends
Forever Friends Building, AtlantaPoet Louise Runyon will read from her newly published collection The Clearing at the Forever Friends Building, 1151 Sheridan Road, Atlanta, 30324. Music from Pat Vas Dias and Margaret Hayman will begin at 4:45 p.m. $10 suggest donation. www.louiserunyonperformance.com
Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry Night at Outwrite ft. Rupert Fike, Megan Volpert and Senoritawesome
Poet Franklin Abbott hosts a reading by local poets Megan Volpert (Sonics in Warholia) and Rupert Fike (Lotus Buffet) as well as acoustic music by Lauren Fareira, who performs under the name Senoritawesome. 991 Piedmont Ave. www.outwritebooks.com
Thursday, December 8, 8:00 p.m.
What's New In Poetry Series: Anselm Berrigan & Edmund Berrigan
The Emory Poetry Council will host a reading
at the Barnes & Noble campus bookstore, 1390 Oxford Road, featuring Anselm and Edmun Berrigan. The
reading is free and parking is available on the street and in the deck
behind the store. www.poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org
Friday, December 9, 7 to 9:00 p.m.
Erato Spoken Word Competition
Georgia Tech Campus
Erato, Georgia Tech’s journal of arts and literature, is hosting its
first annual Spoken Word Competition featuring college students from
around the metro. The event includes the performance and judging of
spoken word finalists as well as free coffee, provided by Octane Coffee
Bar, and desserts, provided by the journal staff members. An anthology
of finalists will be available the week before and at the event. The competition will take place in the center of Georgia
Tech’s campus at the Campanile fountain.
Thursday, Dec. 15, 7:00 p.m.
The Last Tango at 10th & Piedmont
THIS EVENT HA BEEN POSTPONED.
Sunday, December 18, 8:00 p.m.
A Benefit for Bryan Pattillo
Java Monkey Speaks
A benefit for local poet and spoken word artist Bryan Pattillo will be held at Java Monkey Coffee House on Sunday, Dec. 18, 8 p.m. Bryan, who has been on the Java Monkey Slam Team for seven years and performed around the world, was hit by a car while riding his bike last month and is unable to work and does not have health insurance. Host Kodac Harrison will pass the hat, money usually reserved for the featured poet will be donated and Java Monkey itself has agreed to give part of that night's proceeds to help Bryan. There will be a continuous open mic from 8 to 11 p.m., so come out and help support one of Atlanta's most noted poets. Java Monkey is located at 425 Church Street in downtown Decatur, across the street from the MARTA station.