28 March 2012

Free: Atlanta Queer LitFest/ Charis Books Queer Poetry Workshop

Post date: 28 March 2012
Deadline: 7 April 2012

The Atlanta Queer Literary Festival in conjunction with Charis Books and More, the Ponce de Leon Branch of the Fulton/Atlanta Public Library and Atlanta Pride will co-sponsor two poetry workshops and and an evening of poetry for the queer community to celebrate April as National Poetry Month.

The first workshop will be held on Saturday, April 7th in the conference room of the Ponce Library. The workshop is titled Poetic Catalyzation. Poets Don Perryman and Dustin Brookshire present a workshop and discussion to serve as a catalyst for new poems. Workshop attendees will participate in two generative exercises and leave the workshop feeling the words of Carl Sandburg, “Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes.” The workshop will run from 1 to 2:30 and is free and open to all.

Please pre-register via email: dustinvbrookshire@gmail.com

The second workshop will be held on Saturday, April 14th also in the conference room of the Ponce Library from 1 to 2:30 (it is also free and open to all). Alice Teeter will lead the workshop and prepare participants to be part of an ensemble that will read at Charis Books and More on Friday evening, April 20th. Please pre-register via email: aliceteeter@mindspring.com.

It is suggested but not required that to be part of the ensemble that will read at Charis that you participate in both workshops. You must participate in the second to be part of the ensemble (and you can choose only to participate in workshops if you prefer).

Friday evening, April 20th Charis Books and More will host the first Atlanta Queer Poetry Ensemble reading featuring participants of the Ponce workshops and hosted by Franklin Abbott. The evening will begin at 7:30 and is free and open to all.

Location: 980 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Library Conference Room, Atlanta, Georgia 30306


For inquiries: aliceteeter@mindspring.com

For submissions: aliceteeter@mindspring.com

Website: http://www.atlqueerlitfest.blogspot.com/
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