Monday, December 17, 2012

ATL Bookmarks: 5 Events to hit this week

Posted By on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Thursday's literary events share a common theme: female empowerment. It can't be denied: Cliterati Open No-Mic returns at Charis, Bound to Be Read will host a discussion of Natasha Trethewey's Native Guard, and HydeATL and Team Luis present the second annual collection of Atlanta's Bad Bitches at the Star Bar.

  • Team Luis
  • Apocabitch

Kill Your Darling's Writer's Workshop
Dec. 17 | 7 p.m.

A bi-weekly writing workshop for writers of every make and model - essayists, poets, novelists - all are welcome. It's an opportunity to bond over the written word and get to know community- with or without writing in tow.

Eyedrum Writer's Exchange
Dec. 18 | 8 p.m.
Warhorse Coffee Shop at the Goat Farm

A unique writing workshop - writers of all genres are invited to share 10 minutes of their work and in return will receive five minutes of constructive feedback from a supportive community of authors.

Cliterati Open No-Mic
Dec 20 |7:30-9 p.m.
Charis Books

The third Thursday of the month means Theresa Davis and Karen G are back at Charis books for open-mic night. This month they're breaking their featured writer tradition and using the occasion to celebrate all booklovers and participants.

Bound to be Read Books December Book Club
Dec. 20 | 7 p.m.
Bound to Be Read Books

This month's book club will examine Native Guard, a poetry collection by Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey. Native Guard is Trethewey's attempt to reconcile her relationship with the Deep South in the context of her own African-American heritage - discussion should prove fertile.

Hyde and Team Luis Present: Bad Bitches 2012: apocaBITCH. BAD BITCHES vs THE END OF THE WORLD
Dec. 20 | 8 p.m.
The Star Bar

Team Luis and HydeATL have summoned a pack Atlanta's literary dames for an evening of feminine debauchery. Attendees can expect roisterous readings, burlesque, drag, tunes, and comedy. Musical performances from Wet Rainbow, Freak Out, and Night Driving in Small Towns.

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