April Readings & Events

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Poetry at Tech: Kim Addonizio, Robert Wrigley and Bruce McEver
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, Georgia Tech
The 2012-13 series concludes with with readings by three noted, award-winning poets.  A reception with light bites and drinks will begin at 6:45 p.m. Free and open to the public. 500 10th St. poetry.gatech.edu.

Thursday, April  4, 8:00 p.m.
What’s New in Poetry 
Barnes & Noble, Emory University 
The series hosts Mark Wallace, K. Lorraine Graham, Jessica Fiorini and Karen Weiser. The reading will be held on the first floor of the Emory University Bookstore, 1390 Oxford Road. Free! poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org

Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.

National Poetry Month Reading
Bound to Be Read Books
Franklin Abbott hosts an evening of poetry to mark National Poetry Month featuring Cleo Creech, Lee Fury, Alice Lovelace, James May, Chelsea Rathburn, NZero Nz, April Ap Smith and Dan Veach. Bound to Be Read is in East Atlanta Village, 481-B Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316. www.boundtobereadbooks.com

Sunday, April 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Earth Poetry Spring Workshop with Stephen Wing
The Wylde Center, Decatur

Earth Poets celebrate nature and ecology -- not as observers looking through a window or a microscope, but as participants in a living relationship with the natural world. Poet Stephen Wing's quarterly workshop explores this ancient tradition. Bring poetry to share, whether your own or a favorite poet's. We'll split up to experience the Spring wonders of the Garden, jot down anything that inspires us, and gather again for sharing and conversation. Please register/rsvp in advance: andrea@wyldecenter.org. $5.00 donation requested. Wylde Center, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur GA 30030.

Wednesday, April 10, 8:00 p.m.

Poetry At Callanwolde: Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. 5: Georgia
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
William Wright, editor of The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume 5: Georgia, published by Texas Review Press in 2013, will host a reading by approximately 20 Atlanta poets whose work is included in the anthology. The poets reading at the event will include Diana Anhalt, Margaret Blake, Jo Brachman, Jesse Breite, Michael Diebert, Ethan Fogus, Alice Friman, Karen Holmes, Mike James, Christopher Jelley, Collin Kelley, Kathleen Lewis, Christopher Martin, Patricia Percival, Rosemary Royston, Leon Stokesbury, Alice Teeter, Memye Curtis Tucker, Dan Veach, William Walsh and William Wright. Copies of the Georgia volume will be on sale at the reading. Tickets are sold at the door. $5 General Admission, $3 Students with ID, Seniors, and Members. callanwolde.org

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

Five Points Literary Magazine Reading
Rialto Center for the Arts
Five Points will hold a celebration to mark the 15th volume of Five Points with featured readings by Thomas Lux, David Kirby, Barbara Hamby and Lauren Watel. The event is free and open to the public. 80 Forsyth Street.

Sunday, April 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Earth Poetry for Earth Day with Stephen Wing
Sycamore Place Gallery, Decatur

For centuries, poets have celebrated the Earth, its beauty and its bounty, raged against its destruction and grieved the growing rift between people and nature. Join Stephen Wing at Sycamore Place Gallery (120 Sycamore Place, Decatur GA 30030) for a special reading in honor of Earth Day 2013. An open mike on the themes of nature and ecology will follow; all Earth Poets welcome! $5.00 at the door – a benefit for Eco-Action.

Thursday, April  18, 8:00 p.m.
What’s New in Poetry 
Barnes & Noble, Emory University 
The series hosts Elaine Equi and Jerome Sala. The reading will be held on the first floor of the Emory University Bookstore, 1390 Oxford Road. Free! poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org

Saturday, April 20, 1:15 p.m.
Atlanta Writers Club: Karen Head and Collin Kelley
Georgia Perimeter College-Dunwoody
Award-winning poets Karen Head (Sassing) and Collin Kelley (Render) will present another session of  Call & Response, reading their work round-robbin style and selecting poems on the fly to find common themes, moods and imagery. http://atlantawritersclub.org

Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

AQLF Poetry & Prose Reading
Decatur Library Auditorium
The Atlanta Queer Literary Festival will host this day-long reading of poetry and prose by such local writers as Collin Kelley, Megan Volpert, Lisa Nanette Allender, Dustin Brookshire, Mose Hardin, Karen G, Sharon Sanders and many more. There will be a one-hour break for lunch at noon. Free and open to the public. www.atlqueerlitfest.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 21, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Dan's Iris Party
Poetry Atlanta and Atlanta Review's annual rite of spring is set for April 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. at founder/editor Dan Veach's home. Not only will there be exotic flowers in bloom, but you'll have a chance to mix and mingle with local poets. Email Dan at danveach@hotmail.com for more info and directions.

Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Myra Shapiro
Charis Books & More
Shapiro reads from her new collection, 12 Floors Above the Earth, as well as her other body of work. Books will be fore sale. 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, 30307. www.charisbooksandmore.com

Tuesday, April 30, 7:15 p.m.

An Evening With Southern Poets
Decatur Library Auditorium
Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book present a special reading by contributors to the Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. 5 featuring David Bottoms, Thomas Lux, Judson Mitcham, Chelsea Rathburn, Alice Friman, James May, Christopher Martin, Gregory Fraser, Chad Davidson, Michael Diebert, Julie Bloemeke, Mike James, M. Ayodele Heath, Hilary Rogers King, Rupert Fike, Karen Head and Mariana McDonald. Collin Kelley will host. This program is free and the poets will be signing copies of this anthology for purchase. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org

All Month Long
Melodically Challenged is a two-hour radio show devoted to poetry and alternative music that airs every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. on WRAS, 88.5 FM. Join us in April to help celebrate National Poetry Month. We usually select poetry and music around a theme and in April our themes will be: Poems about Poets and Poetry for the first hour and an hour of contemporary poetry written in forms in the second hour: April 7th; Poetic License: April 14th; poems that end in an image: April 21st; and a special hour of poetry and interview with Anya Silver, the author of the poetry collection: The Ninety-Third Name of God, April 28th. Call in and register to win one of four sets of Poetry CDs we will be giving away at the end of the month, and visit us on the plaza at Georgia State University on April 3rd, 11th, 16th, and 22nd, from noon till two, and pick up a poem for your pocket. melodically challenged, where yesterday’s poetry comes alive and today’s poetry rocks!

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