February Readings & Events

Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.
Antron Reshaud Olukayode
Microsoft Community Event, Lenox Square
Antron will read from his new collection, AYO: Lost & Found, featuring poetry, short stories and essays. The Microsoft Center is on the main level of the mall, 3393 Peachtree Road, in Buckhead. Free.

Wednesday, February 8, 8:00 p.m. 
Poetry At Callanwolde: Louise Runyon and Megan Volpert
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Louise Runyon is a dancer and a practitioner of the Feldenkrais method of movement education as well as a poet. She was the first woman to work at Atlantic Steel since World War II, and was inspired by that experience to create her first poems and choreography. Her books of poetry include Reborn, Landscape / Fear & Love, and most recently The Clearing. Megan Volpert,  a poet and critic from Chicago, has settled in Decatur where she works as a high school English teacher. Sonics in Warholia (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011) is her fourth collection of poems. She has performed with a wide range of poets including Christian Bök and Andrei Codrescu. Megan is a co-director of the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival. Tickets are sold at the door. $5 General Admission, $3 Students with ID, Seniors, and Members. For more information visit www.callanwolde.org.

Thursday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry at Tech: Theresa Davis, Chris Forhan and H. Bruce McEver
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
The annual McEver Reading will feature three noted poets, including the event's namesake. Tom Lux is the host. The event will be held in the Kress Auditorium of the Williams Paper Museum, 500 10th Street. Plenty of free parking. http://poetry.gatech.edu

Saturday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.
Audre Lorde's 78th Birthday Party
Charis Books
Charis Circle, ZAMI NOBLA & Black OUT invite you to a very special 78th birthday celebration for Audre Lorde. Poets, artists, essayists, dreamers: share your original tributes to Audre Lorde. If you would like to be part of the birthday celebration email ZAMINOBLA@yahoo.com or orders@charisbooksandmore.com and tell them about your work. You can also call 404-647-4754 for more information. Charis is at 1189 Euclid Ave. in Little Five Points. www.charisbooksandmore.com

Thursday, February 23, 8:00 p.m.
What's New In Poetry Series: Matthea Harvey & Blake Butler
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

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