Saturday, April 20, 2013

National Poetry Month: Atlanta Queer Literary Festival

AQLF will host a day of poetry readings today, Saturday, April 20, to mark National Poetry Month at the Decatur Library in association with Georgia Center for the Book. 

The readings are free and open to the public. The library is located at 215 Sycamore Street in Downtown. Ample free parking in the deck and less than a block from the Decatur MARTA station. The names of poets linked in blue have been featured in Bellemeade Books. 

For more information on today's poets and the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, visit www.atlqueerlitfest.comThe reading schedule:

10 to 11 a.m.: Franklin Abbott, Glenda Corwin, Stephen Zeitz, Alice Teeter, Debra Hiers.

11 a.m. to noon: Patrick Morgan, Harold Lefall, Cleo Creech, Collin Kelley, Dustin Brookshire, Lisa Nanette Allender.  

Noon to 1:10 p.m.: Lunch break

1:10 p.m.: Group photo 

1:20 to 2 p.m.: Mose Hardin, Sondra Briggs, Young Hughley, Antron-Reshaud Olukayode.

2 to 3 p.m.: M. Charlene Ball, Libby Ware, Sharon J. Sanders, Megan Volpert, Karen G, Gabe Moses.

3 to 4 p.m.: Iyana, Lynne Huffler, Rico Revels, Antoine Norwood, Don Perryman, Roger Bailey.

4 to 5 p.m.: Elliott Mackle, mariana mcdonald, Jef Blocker, Michael Tod Edgerton

The AQLF was created by Franklin Abbott, a radical faery, profeminist activist, and poet whose work spans several decades. As a pro-feminist he has published three anthologies on men and gender: New Men, New Minds: Breaking Male Tradition, Boyhood: Growing up Male, and  Men and Intimacy: Personal Accounts of the Dillemas of Modern Male Sexuality. He also published two books of poetry, Mortal Love and Pink Zinnia, and founded the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival.

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