Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Poetry greats bless us with a reading in downtown Tomorrow, Wednesday September 07th, 2011 at 6pm

We have all seen the beautiful columns of Harriett Rising,   a project produced by the collaboration of Lisa Tuttle and Alice Lovelace. 

This Wednesday - September 07th at 6pm. 

Come hear this amazing lineup of talented and accomplished poets perform. Seating is provided, refreshments will be served and creative atmosphere will most definitely be surrounding you.

This reading will include the following artists:

Chauncey Beaty

Chauncey has won numerous poetry slams, but carries the titles of the 2006 “She Slam” winner, a member of a 2006 Columbus, Ohio National Poetry Slam Team, a member of the 2007 Midwest Poetry Slam League, and the 2008 Writer’s Block Individual World Poetry Slam representative. In addition, she is the 2009 Art Amok Grand Slam winner, member of the 2009Art Amok National Poetry Slam Team and Art Amok’s Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for 2009 and 2010. She is a two time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist, ranking 6th in 2009 and in 2010, Poetry Slam, Inc. ranked

Chauncey the 3rd female slam poet in the world.Chauncey is the founder of Hope Springs Institute’s Annual Women’s Poetry and Performance Retreat

Ayodele Heath 

An Atlanta native, Ayo is author of Otherness (Brick Road Poetry Press).  A graduate of the MFA program at New England College, he is recipient of fellowships to Cave Canem and the Caversham Center for Artists (South Africa).  He has been a featured performer at such venues as the National Black Arts Festival, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and the Turner South 'My South Speaks' television campaign.  His awards include a 2009 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize in Poetry and an Atlanta Bureau for Cultural Affairs Emerging Artist grant.

Theresa Davis

In 2002, Theresa joined forces with her mother and brother to form the spoken word performance group MoDaSo (Mother/ Daughter/ Son) and released two music CD's "This is for Family" and "The Uncivil War".  She is a member of The Word Diversity Collective/Art Amok and represented Atlanta as a member of the 2006 - 2010 Art Amok Slam Team. In 2009 Theresa was ranked 8th female poet in the world as a finalist in the Women of the World Poetry Slam.  In March of 2011, Theresa competed in the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Columbus Ohio. She won.Voted Best of Atlanta Spoken Word by Creative Loafing 2008 and 2009; SOVO "Best of Gay Atlanta Poetry/Spoken Word 2009; Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion 2011; Atlanta Art Amok Slam Team Grand Champion 2011.

Mariangela Mihai  

A poet and visual artist originally from Romania, and a senior in the Anthropology department at Emory University.  She is also the president of Emory’s Ethics and the Arts Society, a student arts organization whose mission is to explore the intersection between creativity and ethics, and the role art plays in inspiring positive social change. Finally, Mariangela believes that being a decent human being is not only necessary to being a good artist, but also more important.

Alice Lovelace

Alice has performed poetry and "autobiographical myths" in venues from New York City to Washington state to Chattanooga, TN and extensively around the southeast region. Writing credits include:Remembering My Birth: New and Collected Poems, Black Coffee, Forever, and This Is for Family (CD). Her work has appeared in High Performance Magazine, Drumvoices,  Drumvoices Revue, Catalyst Magazine, The LOVE Anthology, Up Town/On the Town, and the anthology Black Poetry of the 80's From the Deep South.

She performs on college campuses such as Emory, The Evergreen State College, Amherst University, Spelman College,  Concordia college, Columbia College, Oxford College, Berea College, Florida AMU, and Salem College. 
Alice collaborated with Lisa Tuttle to create the “Harriet Rising” public art project as part of Elevate: Art above Underground.

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