Tuesday, August 7, 7:30 p.m.
Philip Rush Center
Dustin Brookshire will launch his debut chapbook, To the One Who Raped Me, at the Rush Center, 1350 DeKalb Ave. (same building as Radial Cafe). For more about the chapbook, visit www.siblingrivalrypress.com.
Wednesday, August 8, 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 at 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
Thursday, August 9, 8:00 p.m.
What's New In Poetry: Kate Schapira, Laura Straub, Dustin Brookshire and Shelly Taylor
Barnes & Noble, Emory University
What’s New in Poetry hosts four poets reading from new work. B&N Emory is at 1390 Oxford Road www.poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org
Saturday, August 25, 6 p.m.
Solar Anus: James Tadd Adcox and Brian Oliu
Beep Beep Gallery
A free reading by Adcox and Oliu at the gallery, 696 Charles Allen Drive. www.beepbeepgallery.com
August 31- September 2
Decatur Book Festival
Incoming US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will give the keynote address at Emory on Friday, Aug. 31, and the weekend will be filled with poetry readings, including the local poets stage at Java Monkey Coffee House coordinated by Poetry Atlanta. New Georgia Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham will close out the festival with a reading at Java Monkey Speaks, 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2. For a full schedule of readings and events, visit www.decaturbookfestival.com.