ATL Bookmarks: 5 Events to Hit This Week April 29 2013


  • cover image courtesy of The Southern Poetry Anthology

This week brings the close of National Poetry Month and Atlanta is ending its celebrations on some high notes. Perhaps the largest festivity of the week is Georgia Center for the Book's release celebration for the Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. 5. Well over a dozen poets will be sharing their contributions from the collection. Also of note: Emory's Poetry Council hosts Shanna Compton & Danielle Pafunda and Charis Books & More hosts poets Amanda Auchter, Megan Volpert, and Julie Bloemeke.

Georgia Center for the Book Hosts: Cindy Woodsmall
April 29th | 7:15 p.m.
Decatur Library Auditorium

New York Times bestselling author Cindy Woodsmall will be sharing her secrets about writing and selling commercial fiction. With seven novels, four novellas, and a collaborative work of non-fiction to her name, Woodsmall will certainly have her share of insight.

An Evening With Southern Poets
April 30 | 7:15 p.m.
Decatur Library Auditorium

Georgia Center for the Book and Poetry Atlanta are drawing National Poetry Month to a close with a bang! Contributors from this year's Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. 5 will rally together for an evening of readings. Host Collin Kelley will guide the evening of poetry that will include work from Chelsea Rathburn, David Bottoms, Thomas Lux, Judson Mitcham, Christopher Martin, and more!

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