July Readings & Events

Wednesday, July 11, 8:00 p.m.
Open Mic Poetry Night
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Join amateur and professional poets alike as Callanwolde celebrates the art and performance of poetry with its open mic poetry reading night in the unique setting of the Callanwolde Library. Poets who would like to share their original poetry are welcome. Readings are open to the first ten poets who call and sign up. Beginning May 11, call 404-872-5338 ext. 228. Tickets are sold at the door, cash or check only. $5 General Admission, $3 Students with ID, Seniors, and Members. For more information call 404-872-5338. www.callanwolde.org 

July 13-15
Turner Cassity Literary Festival
Douglasville, GA
A three-day festival in honor of the late poet and literary figure Turner Cassity, the event will feature workshops, readings and a keynote address by Alice Lovelace. For details and registration, contact Arts Douglas at 770.949.2787.

Wednesday, July 18, 7:00 p.m.
A Very Vouched Birthday
The Goat Farm
The organization that promotes small press literature will celebrate its first birthday with a special reading. Readers include Blake Butler, Jamie Iredell, Jessie Matheson, Jayne O’Connor, Nicholas Tecosky, Amelia Lerner, Lain Shakespeare, Jamie Allen, Randy Osborne, Myke Johns, Katy Black, Johnny Drago, Laura Carter, Davy Minor, Gina Myers, Matt DeBenedictis, Terra Elan McVoy, Jenny Sadre-Orafai and Amy McDaniel. The event will be held at The Goat Farm's Warhorse Coffee Shop, 1200 Foster Street. www.vouchedbooks.com

Friday, July 20, 8:00 p.m.
What's New In Poetry: Amy Gerstler
Schwartz Center, Emory University
What’s New in Poetry hosts poets Amy Gerstler at at the Schwartz Center Black Box Theatre on the Emory campus. The reading is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the Fishburne Visitor Parking Deck. www.poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org

Wednesday, July 25, 7:15 p.m.
Poetry Atlanta Presents... Amy Pence and Jenny Sadre-Orafai
Decatur Library
Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book co-host this reading featuring poets Amy Pence (Armor, Amour) and Jenny Sadre-Orafai (Dressing the Throat Plate) at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org

Tuesday, July 31, 7:30 p.m. 
Theresa Davis Presents "Simon Says" 
Civic Center, Atlanta Poet 
Theresa Davis, recipient of the 2012 City of Atlanta Emerging Artists Grant, will present Simon Says, a poetic performance centered on teaching and the epidemic of bullying. Following Davis' performance there will be a panel discussion featuring educator Darnell Fine, counselor Lakara Foster and closing remarks by Alice Lovelace. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Piedmont Room of the Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Avenue. Copies of the book Simon Says will be available for purchase.

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