Monday, February 18, 2013

ATL Bookmarks: 8 events to hit this week

Posted By on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Cynthia Arrieu-King
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Since late last year, I've carried Cynthia Arrieu-King's collection People Are Tiny in Paintings of China at the Vouched table - it's a brilliant, multifaceted collection that addresses the conflict between her own heritage and the culture she was raised within. It's always really exciting to hear one of the authors represented at Vouched read their work. Thanks to Emory's Poetry Council, Arrieu-King will be reading at What's New In Poetry? this Thursday with Natalie Lyalin and Kate Greenstreet.

Kill Your Darlings Writer's Workshop
Feb. 18 | 7 p.m.
Park Grounds

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 a community - with or without writing in tow.

The Goat Farm Hosts: Eyedrum's Writer's Exchange
Feb. 19 | 8 p.m.
The Warhorse Coffeeshop at the Goat Farm

A unique writing workshop - writers of all genres are invited to share 10 minutes of their work aloud with a supportive community of authors who will provide constructive feedback for five minutes.

Ted Kerasote at Little Shop of Stories
Feb. 19 | 7 p.m.
Little Shop of Stories

Ted Kerasote discusses his most recent book, Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs. The book really digs into health practices and breeding habits and the effects they have on man's best friend.

Poetry Atlanta: Chelsea Rathburn and James Davis May
Feb. 20 | 7:15 p.m.
Decatur Library Auditorium

Collin Kelley hosts husband-and-wife poetry duo Chelsea Rathburn and James Davis May. The pair are independently accomplished- Rathburn's recent collection A Raft of Grief was awarded the 2012 Autumn House Poetry Prize, and James is the current writer-in-residence at Agnes Scott College.

Colson Whitehead at Georgia State University
Feb. 21 | 7:30 p.m.
GSU Speakers Auditorium

Colson Whitehead, author of award-winning novels such as John Henry Days, Sag Harbor, and most recently Zone One, will be hosted by Georgia State University's Creative Writing Program and the Department of English. In addition to reading from his most recent works, Whitehead will be taking part in a Q&A as well as signing books.

What's New In Poetry? Hosts Late Greenstreet, Cynthia Arrieu-King, and Natalie Lyalin
Feb. 21 | 8 p.m.
Emory Bookstore

Emory's Poetry Council brings us readings from Kate Greenstreet, Cynthia Arrieu-King, and Natalie Lyalin.
Each poet will share selections from her most recent collection - Greenstreet's Young Tambling, Arrieu-King's By A Year Lousy with Meteors and Manifest, and Lyalin's Blood Makes me Faint, but I Go For It.

Guys Who Read
Feb. 21 | 7 p.m.
Little Shop of Stories

Little Shop of Stories opens its doors to dudes who are manly enough to read and talk about it. This month's discussion will revolve around Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder.

Cliterati Open Mic with Sandra Meek
Feb. 21 | 7:30 p.m.
Charis Books and More

The third Thursday of the month means Theresa Davis and Karen G are back at Charis Books for open-mic night. This month's featured guest is the accomplished and fierce Sandra Meek, author of several collections of poetry including Road Scatter, Biogeography, and Burn. She is also the co-founder and editor of Ninebark Press.

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