August Readings & Events

Wednesday, August 14, 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. Beginning May 8, call 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.

Thursday-Friday, August 15-16 
Hedy Habra
Lebanese poet Hedy Habra will give two readings in Atlanta from her recent collections, Flying Carpet and Tea in Heliopolis. The first reading is at the Phoenix & The Dragon, 5531 Roswell Road, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. The second event is a brunch and reading at the Alif Institute, 3288 Marjan Drive, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16. For more visit,

Friday, August 16, 8:00 p.m.
What's New In Poetry
Barnes & Noble at Emory University
Featured readings by Dolly Lemke, Wendy Xu, Aubrie Marrin and Mike Young. For more information visit 

August 30 - September 1
Decatur Book Festival
The annual event will feature appearances by a stellar line up of featured poets including Richard Blanco, Ward Briggs, Jericho Brown, Theresa Davis, Bronwen Dickey, Denise Duhamel, Kodac Harrison, Collin Kelley, David Kirby, Jee Leong Koh, Esther Lee, David Lehman, Ed Madden, Maurice Manning, Pablo Miguel Martínez, Adrian Matejka, Laura McCullough, Carl Phillips, Chelsea Rathburn, Megan Volpert and Kevin Young. There will be day-long readings on the Poetry Stage at Java Monkey Coffee House on Saturday and Sunday. For a full schedule of events, visit

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