Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 p.m.
Brother Outsider & Audre Lorde
Join Charis Circle, Out on Film, and Atlanta Pride for a screening of the film "Brother Outsider" about the life of Bayard Rustin accompanied by the poetic work of Audre Lorde as we prepare for the annual Lorde/Rustin breakfast on Martin Luther King, Jr. day. If you are interested in honoring Audre by reading a piece by her for this celebration. Please email elizabeth@Chariscircle.org. 1530 Dekalb Ave NE
Rush Center Atlanta. charisbooksandmore.com
Wednesday, January 9, 8:00 p.m.
Open Mic Poetry Night
Callanwolde 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 Dec. 10: 404-872-5338 ext. 228. Tickets are sold at the door. $5 General Admission, $3 Students with ID, Seniors, and Members. callanwolde.org
January 11 & 12
Harabel starring Gypsee Yo
Spoken word artist and poet Gypsee Yo (aka Jonida Beqo) stars in this one-wman show, which follows the journey of one brave girl from the war-torn Balkans to the American South. The play explores the conflicting nature of the transition of emigrants today, the emotional landscape of coming of age in the process, and the price of reinventing oneself away from everything familiar and dear. theatricaloutfit.org
Saturday, January 12, 8:00 p.m.
Poet Caroline Crew will read at HodgePodge Coffeehouse and Gallery, 720 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30316). The reading is free an open to the public. hodgepodgecoffeehouse.com
Thursday, January 31, 8 p.m.
What’s New in Poetry
Barnes & Noble, Emory University
The series hosts Chris DeWeese, Heather Christle and Mark Leidner. The reading will be held on the first floor of the Emory University Bookstore, 1390 Oxford Road. Free! www.poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org