Cliterati Open No Mic Featuring Tiffannie LaSawn
Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
CELEBRATED LOCAL POET & AUTHOR TIFFANNIE LASAWN TO HEADLINE CHARIS AND CLITERATI’S OPEN MIC ON MAY 16TH
Tiffannie LaSawn, an acclaimed local author and poet, will be the featured performer at Charis and Cliterati’s Open Mic on Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m., ET., located at Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE., Atlanta, GA 30307.
The special event is part of the Charis Circle from Margin to Center Literary Program, presented the 3rd Thursday of every month by Charis Books and More and Cliterati. The ongoing literary series cultivates the voices of aspiring authors and novices, and seeks to highlight the talents of the city’s top poets, songstresses and storytellers. The fierce and compelling open mic program is hosted monthly by the anarchic spoken word team of Karen G and Theresa Davis, members of the Art Amok Slam Team.
This month the spotlight turns to Tiffannie LaSawn, a multi-talented writer from Atlanta, and her recently published work, "An Arrested Mind”: A Collection of Poems and Prose". The collection, based on reflection and inspiration from daily life, has received enthusiastic reviews from the public and area critics.
The Thursday, May 16th, Charis and Cliterati’s Open Mic event is open to the general public. Doors open at 7:30PM, ET, and a suggested donation of $5 dollars is collected to support the performers. For more information about the Open Mic series, and the Charis Circle from Margin to Center Literary Program please visit http://www.charisbooksandmore.com/.
Charis Books and More, is the oldest and largest feminist bookstore in the South. Open since1974, the bookstore will celebrate 38 years in business this Fall. In addition to published works, Charis Books and More collects and highlights original stories including poetry, biographies, short stories, plays, essays, songs and novels from the city's aspiring writers and storytellers. Selected submissions are featured at the bookstore in a historical circle setting of men, women and children. From books to the sharing of tales and dreams on location, Charis Books and More invites storytellers, fans and the public at large to visit the bookstore located at1189 Euclid Ave NE., Atlanta, GA 30307 in Five Points, Atlanta, GA.
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Charis Books and More and Anarchic spoken word team of Karen G and Theresa Davis
The Art Amok! Poetry Slam Team was founded in 2006, one of Atlanta’s two poetry slam venues. Every year, Art Amok! sends a team of 4-5 poets to compete at the National Poetry Slam each summer. We also send representatives to the other two major national poetry competitions, the Women of the World (mid-March) and the Individual World Poetry Slam (October-November).
Art Amok! is a consciously populist, socially-engaged artistic organization. We embrace opportunities for multimedia collaboration and experimental art that pulls a steamboat through the heart. One of our goals is to put Atlanta poets on the map as a place of national poetic and experiential consciousness. We believe the artistic community is a place for social critique, constructive dialogue, mutual encouragement, challenging preconceptions, and bringing ourselves back to life. We strive to provide this space at our events.