Monday, July 15, 7:15 p.m.
A Celebration of James Dickey
Decatur Library Auditorium
Georgia Center for the Book and A Cappella Books host a celebration of National Book Award-winning poet,James Dickey to mark the publication of The Complete Poems of James Dickey. The event will feature readings of Dickey’s poems by editor Ward Briggs, Bronwen Dickey, John Lane, and former Georgia Poet Laureate, David Bottoms. Free and open to the public. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.
Friday, July 19, 8:00 p.m.
What's New In Poetry
Barnes & Noble at Emory University
Featured readings by Jen Tynes, Mike Sikkema, Megan Burns and Kristin Sanders. For more information visit http://www.poetrycouncil.campuslifetech.org/the-whats-new-in-poetry-reading-series/summer-2013
Saturday, July 20, 7:45 p.m.
BYOBB Fundraiser for Java Monkey and Art Amok Slam Teams
Bring Your Own Blanket and Bottle for the fundraiser to help Atlanta's two teams attend the National Poetry Slam in Boston. Your blanket and $5 gets you in and feel free to bring your own libations.
House opens at 7:45 and poems at 8 p.m. There will be a silent auction and the poets will have merchandise for purchase. Poets reading will include Stephanie Morey, Jon Alexander Watford-Scott, Shyla Hardwick, Gabe Moses, Hillary Kobernick Watson, Karen Garrabrant, Marques 'Quez' Linly, Tawny Powell, Andrew Crigler, Mistafunn and host Theresa Davis. For directions and details check out the Facebook invite at this link.
Saturday, July 27, 2:00 p.m.
George Edward Tait: Poetry Writing Workshop & Reading
Central Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
George Edward Tait, Poet Laureate of Harlem, will teach a free poetry-writing workshop followed by a poetry reading at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square in Downtown Atlanta. Many of Tait’s poems and articles have appeared in numerous publications, such as the New York Amsterdam News, the Def Poetry Jam Anthology Bum Rush: The Page and At Arms. For more information about this event, please call 404.730.1908.
All Month Long
Join melodically challenged every Sunday from 2-4pm for two hours of poetry and alternative music. If you have missed some of our shows throughout this last year, never fear—we are broadcasting our “best of melodically challenged” series throughout July and into August, while we are writing and producing a great line-up of shows to debut in the fall. 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.