FIRST ANNUAL ATLANTA
GLBTQ LITERARY FESTIVAL


OCTOBER 24 - 28
To mark Gay and Lesbian History Month
the Special Collections Department
of the Atlanta/Fulton County Central Library
will sponsor the first annual
Atlanta GLBTQ Literary Festival

Wednesday Evening, October 24th, 7:30
Festival Kick Off and Open Mic
Hosted by Megan Volpert
featuring
Lammy Award winning poet Jim Elledge
and author and activist Maria Helena Dolan
Ponce de Leon Library Branch
980 Ponce de Leon
Come early and explore the branch's extensive
GLBTQ collection and sign up for the open mic.

Thursday Evening, October 25th, 6:30 -8:00
Full Moon Celebration and Fundraiser
for Charis Books and More
The Solarium
321 West Hill St., Decatur
Bring a donation to support Atlanta's 32 year old
feminist women's bookstore.
Please RSVP @ 404-524-0304

Friday Afternoon, October 26th, 4 - 6
Reception
Southern Voice Offices
1075 Zonolite Road
A chance to meet your favorite writers and staff
at Atlanta's award winning GLBTQ newspaper.

Friday Evening, October 26th, 7:30
Festival Opening
Central Library Auditorium
hosted by Festival Director
Franklin Abbott
featuring
Award winning writer and playwright Jim Grimsley
Poet and long time community activist Sharon J. Sanders
the Art Amok Slam Team featuring Theresa Davis and Karen G
Award winning filmmaker Parthiban Shanmugam
presenting his short documentary on the sacred rituals
of India's transgendered people
The Celestial Brides

Saturday, October 27th, 10:30 -12:20 and 2:00 -4:30
Featured Readers Series
co-hosted by Robin Kemp, Dustin Brookshire and Franklin Abbott
Central Library Auditorium
among the poets and writers who will be reading are
Collin Kelley, Lisa Allender, Cleo Creech, Debbie Fraker
Reginald Jackson, Craig Washington, Stanley Fong
Debra Hiers, Alice Teeter, Donna Jo Smith, Larry Corse
Megan Volpert, Clayton Benedict & Jessica Hand

Sunday Morning, October 28th, 11 to 12
Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeeshop
present poets
Antron-Rechaud Brown and Corey Green
hosted by Cleo Creech and Franklin Abbott

Sunday Afternoon, 2 - 4:30
Festival Closing
Central Library Auditorium
Author and playwright Rebecca Ranson
will be honored
with readings from her works
including her groundbreaking play about AIDS
Warren
and an acoustic concert of original songs
with
Melanie Hammet
and Angela Motter

All events are free and open to the public
Fore more information, click here.

Comments

Lisa Allender said…
What a spectacular line-up!
My Daddy will be joining me to hear folks read on Saturday...I'm honored to get to read with you all.
And,I'm looking forward to hearing good stuff on Sunday, too!!
KATE EVANS said…
Wow, looks great--wish I could be there.
Rupert said…
wtf - you should have been on the wed or fri night schedule
Anonymous said…
I agree with Rupert. Why did you get shafted on this? Are you not gay enough?

GAV

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