WEEKEND POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA: I can't remember when there was so many poetry events happening in the same weekend here in the ATL. I'm attached to three of them. If you're in town this weekend, pick one and go. First up for me is Beth Gylys' release party/reading for her beautiful new chapbook, Matchbook.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 7:00 PM
POETRY AT TECH
FEATURING ***DORIANNE LAUX, JOSEPH MILLAR & ALAN SHAPIRO***

The 2007-08 season of Poetry at Tech begins with a reading by a trio of award-winning poets. The event will be held in The Clary Theatre on the Georgia Tech campus. Parking in the Burge Parking Deck, 190 North Ave. For more information visit http://www.poetry.gatech.edu/.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 7:30 PM
BETH GYLYS & FRIENDS READ FROM MATCHBOOK
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
A release party and special reading by Beth Gylys from her new collection, Matchbook. The poems in this collection are written as newspaper personal ads written by people looking for love and more. Interpreting the poems will be a host of Atlanta's well-known poets, including Katie Chaple, Mike Dockins, Rupert Fike, Lisa Allender, Cheryl Stiles, Michele Rozga, Dustin Brookshire and Collin Kelley. The reading and party will be held in the Troy Moore Library, General Classroom Building, 9th Floor.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 8:00 PM
SOLOMON SPARROWS ELECTRIC WHALE REVIVAL TOUR
FEATURING *** BUDDY WAKEFIELD, MIKE MCGEE, ANIS MOJGANI, DAN LEAMAN & DERRICK BROWN***
HORIZONS SCHOOL

An all ages show featuring some of the country's most acclaimed spoken word artists. Tickets are $11. Horizons School, 1900 DeKalb Ave. www.myspace.com/whalerevival.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 8:00 PM
VOICES CARRY 4: AN EVENING OF POETRY & SPOKEN WORD
FEATURING ***CECILIA WOLOCH, MIKE DOCKINS, MEGAN VOLPERT, KODAC HARRISON, KHADIJAH QUEEN & COLLIN KELLEY***

The fourth annual Voices Carry reading sponsored by Poetry Atlanta (with support from the Fulton County Arts Council and Poets & Writers) returns for a special evening of poetry and spoken word by a diverse line-up of readers. This year's reading will be held at Composition Gallery, 1388 McLendon Ave. in Candler Park. http://www.compositiongallery.com/.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 7:30 PM
MY BODY IS A CANDLE TOUCHED BY FLAME
FEATURING ***FRANKLIN ABBOTT, THERESA DAVIS, CLEO CREECH, COLLIN KELLEY, LISA ALLENDER & REGINALD JACKSON***
ACTOR'S EXPRESS
Queer Cabaret Benefit for International Relief for GLBTQ People In Iraq and Iran. Hosted by Franklin Abbott and featuring Lisa Allender, Cleo Creech, Theresa Davis, Collin Kelley, Reginald T. Jackson and music by Melanie Hammet. Actor's Express, 887 West Marietta St. in the King Plow Art Center. Free, but donations will benefit the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. http://www.actors-express.com/.

Comments

Lisa Allender said…
Coll, I'm so looking forward to Friday night...and Saturday, and Monday!
My only wish is that we could've had all these events "spread out" a bit(sigh), so we could attend ALL of them!
Dustin said…
I hope I will be able to make it on Monday... it'll depend on how work goes.
Jilly said…
Not going to be able to make it there this weekend, after all. :(
Collin said…
You will be missed, Jilly. Hope you're doing okay.
Laurel said…
Had to be Yom Kippur, right?

Man!

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