May Readings & Events

Friday, May 3, 7:00 p.m.
New South Reading Series: 2013 GSU Writing Program Graduates
Corner Tavern, Little 5 Points
2013 graduates of Georgia State University's MFA and PhD programs in Creative Writing read from their work and celebrate their degrees. The readers will be: Kevin Adler, Christine Swint, Candace Nadon, Dionne Irving, Kristin Robertson and Matt Sailor. 1174 Euclid Ave. Event begins promptly at 7 p.m.

Friday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Molly Brodak and Gina Myers
SCAD Ivy Hall

Brodak is the winner of the 2009 Iowa Poetry Prize for her collection "A Little Middle of the Night." Her poems have appeared recently in FIELD, Kenyon Review Online, Colorado Review, The Collagist, Ninth Letter and elsewhere. Myers is the author of "A Model Year" (Coconut Books, 2009), and several chapbooks, including "False Spring" (Spooky Girlfriend, 2012). Her second full-length book, "Hold It Down," will be published by Coconut Books in May. Free and open to the public. 179 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE.

Friday, May 3, 8:00 p.m. 
What’s New in Poetry 
Barnes & Noble, Emory University
The series hosts Danielle Pafunda, Jennifer L. Knox and Shana Compton. The reading will be held on the first floor of the Emory University Bookstore, 1390 Oxford Road. Free! 

Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. 
Poetry Atlanta Presents... Amanda Auchter, Julie E. Bloemeke and Megan Volpert 
Charis Books & More 
Three noted poets will read from their work as Poetry Atlanta teams with Charis Books for this special evening of readings. Auchter will read from her award-winning collection The Wishing Tomb, Volpert from Sonics in Warholia and Bloemeke from recently published and work in progress. Books will be fore sale. 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, 30307. 

Tuesday, May 7, 7:15 p.m. 
Poetry Atlanta Presents... Collin Kelley and Theresa Davis Book Launch Event 
Decatur Library Auditorium 
Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book present a special reading by Collin Kelley (Render) and Theresa Davis (After This We Go Dark) to mark the publication of their new poetry collections from Sibling Rivalry Press. Books will be available for sale and signing from Charis Books. 

Wednesday, May 8, 8:00 p.m. 
Poetry at Callanwolde: Jenny Sadre-Orafai and Eileen Stratidakis 
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 
Jenny Sadre-Orafai, founding editor of Josephine Quarterly and author of four poetry chapbooks, has published poems in RHINO, Gargoyle, Jet Fuel Review and elsewhere. Eileen Stratidakis' poetry has appeared in over 75 publications, including Partisan Review, Slant, Sycamore Review, Atlanta Magazine and South Carolina Review. 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.

Saturday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. 
Theresa Davis and Collin Kelley
Bound to Be Read Books 
Collin Kelley and Theresa Davis read from their new Sibling Rivalry Press collections, Render and After This We Go Dark, at Bound To Be Read Books in East Atlanta Village, 481-B Flat Shoals Ave.

All Month Long 
Join melodically challenged every Sunday from 2-4pm for two hours of poetry and alternative music. Our themes for May are: May 5th: For the Birds; May 12th: Poems about Flowers in the first hour (our syndicated show) and then poems about Moms in honor of Mother's Day; May 19th: Poems that end in simile; on May 26th we'll wrap up the month (pun intended) with a slam show. You can hear our show on WRAS, 88.5 on your FM dial, or you can listen to our live stream by going to the WRAS web site and clicking on the words "Listen Live" under WRAS Atlanta at the top left of the page.

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