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Monday, December 24, 2012

ATL Bookmarks: 4 Places to Hit This Week

Posted By on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

What an ideal week to curl up in your pj's with that new book you were gifted- it is quiet on Atlanta's literary front this week. Don't fret- next week is full of literary promise.

If, for some sad reason, you were denied the joy of a good read this holiday season, there are plenty of local bookstores around the city for you to treat yourself. Odds are you've earned it.

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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.

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  • Team Luis
  • Apocabitch

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

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.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

ATL Bookmarks: 3 Events to hit this week

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Charis Books has a busy week ahead- not only will they be hosting the bi-weekly Writing With Intent writer's workshop, but on Saturday they'll be hosting the Tall Tales and Real Man Adventures event down the street at the Star Bar. After transitioning from female to male, author T Cooper authored Real Man Adventures- a book that explores the meaning of manhood through a combination of essays, interviews, and artwork. To celebrate the book's release Cooper will take the stage with Amy Ray and Scott Turner Schofield for the third time in a decade. It may be years before the three join forces again- so think twice before missing out.

T Cooper, author of Real Man Adventures
  • T Cooper

Writing With Intent
Dec. 10 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Charis Books

Open to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction writers alike- Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Program's facilitated group is tailored for serious writers looking for a literary workshop to shape-up their work and keep them focused. Suggested donation of $5.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

ATL Bookmarks: 9 events to hit this week

Posted By on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Bill Roorbach
  • Bill Roorbach reads for the Georgia Center of the Book
Georgia Center for the Book Presents: Carmen Deedy & John McCutcheon
Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Decatur

A bookish event for the whole family. Author Carmen Deedy and her husband, Grammy-nominated musician John McCutcheon, will be performing and reading to help raise funds for the DeKalb Library Foundation. Deedy's works include Return of the Library Dragon, Cows for America and The Cheshire Cheese Cat.

Kill Your Darlings Writer's Workshop

Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
Park Grounds, Reynoldstown

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

Readings & Revelry: Holiday Celebrations with BURNAWAY, VouchedATL, and The Wren's Nest
Dec. 4, 7 p.m.
Youngblood

It's an evening for trifectas: holiday punch, readings, and shopping hosted by BURNAWAY, Vouched Books, and the Wren's Nest. Guests will hear selections from two collections of Atlantan historical fiction: BURNAWAY's Le Bulletin Savant de l'Institut Historique Fictif d'Atlanta and the Wren's Nest KIPP Scribes' Read After Burning. Readers include Johnny Drago, CL's Thomas Wheatley, Amy McDaniel, Scott Daughtridge, and Lauren Traetto.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

ATL Bookmarks: 7 Events to hit this week

Posted By on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 2:18 PM

The Thanksgiving feast may have been cleared from the table but Atlanta is still serving up a host of literary events. This week visiting authors vary from steam-punk pulp novelist Cherie Priest at Charis to highly acclaimed art critic Camille Paglia at Ivy Hall. If that's not enough - Write Club Atlanta is breaking form and heading to the Goat Farm, the Squirrel Census is throwing a bonanza, and a literary bootcamp is being hosted at SCAD.

Camille Paglia
  • Camille Paglia

Writing With Intent
Nov. 26 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Charis Books

Open to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction writers alike - Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Program's facilitated group is tailored for serious writers looking for a literary workshop to shape-up their work and keep them focused. Suggested donation of $5.

Carapace Raconteurs: BLINDSIDED!
Nov. 27 | 7:30-9 p.m.
Manuel's Tavern

This month Carapace challenges writers to take the stage at Manuel's Tavern to share tales of shocks! More specifically - those instances of complete and utter surprise - in love, labor, or just day-to-day happenings. Readers will have five minutes to tell their tales.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

ATL Bookmarks: events to hit this week

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Before you sink your teeth into your turkey leg this Thursday why not feast on some food for thought? It's not often an author such as Anne Lamott graces our city twice in a year- so her talk tonight at the First Baptist Church of Decatur should prove to be a tough one to miss. Or, if you're in a mood to write- what better way to celebrate National Novel Writing Month than joining the Kill Your Darlings ATL at Park Grounds?

Georgia Center for the Book Presents: Anne Lamott
Nov. 19th | 7p
First Baptist Church of Decatur

Anne Lamott
  • Anne Lamott
'The People's Author' returns to Decatur for the Georgia Center of the Book to discuss her latest book of essays, Help. Thanks. Wow: Three Essential Prayers. A bit of a departure for Lamott, the book focalizes on her faith and serves as a Book of Prayer for the Common for those who aren't comfortable with the Book of Common Prayer. Lamott discusses the benefit of earnest tiny prayers in the midst of dark days. Her more secular fans may expect her customary light-hearted charm and unbridled honesty. Doors open at 6p. Seating limited.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

ATL Bookmarks: 7 Events To Hit This Week

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Nick Sturm
  • Poet Nick Sturm
The first Write Club at the Highland Ballroom, Ann Uhry Abrams reads at Emory, Lisa Lillian brings something new to the table, and much more this week.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

ATL Bookmarks: 6 events to hit this week

Posted By on Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Jamie Iredell
  • Jamie Iredell
  • Jamie Iredell reads on Friday at the Goat Farm
The 21st Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA
Through Nov. 18
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta

Covering the gamut of literary interests, the Book Festival of the MJCCA is a great opportunity for lovers of literature to interact and bear witness to a myriad of established authors, celebrities, and cultivated literatis. This year's speakers include Michael Feinstein, Andrew McCarthy, Emily Giffin, Tony Danza, and more.

Kill Your Darlings Writing Workshop
Monday, Nov. 5, 7-10 p.m.
Park Grounds in Reynoldstown

The popular bi-weekly writing workshop will be back in action this Monday at Park Grounds in Reynoldstown. Come bearing your latest poems, essays, or novel excerpts and join in. Or if you like, just come to get to know the community with or without writing in tow.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A few questions with poet and activist Vanessa Huang

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 3:21 PM

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Vanessa Huang is an Oakland-based poet and activist who grew up in the Bay Area and whose work is informed by the "prison abolition, migrant justice, gender liberation, transformative justice, disability justice, and reproductive justice movements." Her first collection of poems quiet of chorus will be published this Fall. In anticipation of the new work, Huang is visiting several cities on a reading tour with a first stop at Atlanta's Charis Books this Thursday, August 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

What do you have planned for your event in Atlanta?
In Atlanta, I'll be visiting a monthly reading and performance series at Charis. They call it the open "no mic." I'm excited to be invited to offer my work in call and response with what others are working on.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

John Morse brings Roadside Haiku to NYC

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 6:37 PM

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Remember the Roadside Haiku project? Last year, local artist John Morse put up a few hundred signs of cleverly subversive verse around town and managed to stir up a little attention and controversy in the process. Well, NYC's Department of Transportation took note and contracted Morse to write a few fitting haikus for the city's light poles and parking lots. You can check out the signs and a map of their locations.

H/T GALLEYCAT

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