Sunday, October 14, 2007

Back From an Unwanted Internet Break

I'm recovering from internet withdrawals, which technically shouldn't be the case since I have limited internet access via my phone.

My laptop battery decided to take a permanent vaction a few weeks ago. At first, it wasn't to big of a pain;however, when my charger decided to go on permanent strike I found myself in a computer-less situation.

Then when the computer issue was solved I had issues with internet access. Now everything is up and running. I'm going through blog withdrawals. All kinds of updates I need/want to check out.

Mentioning updates... please read and share the information below:


OCTOBER 24 - 28
To mark Gay and Lesbian History Month
the Special Collections Department
of the Atlanta/Fulton County Central Library
will sponsor the first annual
Atlanta GLBTQ Literary Festival

Wednesday Evening, October 24th, 7:30
Festival Kick Off and Open Mic
Hosted by Megan Volpert
Lammy Award winning poet Jim Elledge
and author and activist Maria Helena Dolan
Ponce de Leon Library Branch
980 Ponce de Leon
Come early and explore the branch's extensive
GLBTQ collection and sign up for the open mic.

Thursday Evening, October 25th, 6:30 -8:00

Full Moon Celebration and Fundraiser
for Charis Books and More
The Solarium
321 West Hill St., Decatur
Bring a donation to support Atlanta's 32 year old
feminist women's bookstore.
Please RSVP @ 404-524-0304

Friday Afternoon, October 26th, 4 - 6
Southern Voice Offices
1075 Zonolite Road
A chance to meet your favorite writers and staff
at Atlanta's award winning GLBTQ newspaper.

Friday Evening, October 26th, 7:30
Festival Opening
Central Library Auditorium
hosted by Festival Director
Franklin Abbott
Award winning writer and playwright Jim Grimsley
Poet and long time community activist Sharon J. Sanders
the Art Amok Slam Team featuring Theresa Davis and Karen G
Award winning filmmaker Parthiban Shanmugam
presenting his short documentary on the sacred rituals
of India's transgendered people

Saturday, October 27th, 10:30 -12:20 and 2:00 -4:30

Featured Readers Series
co-hosted by Robin Kemp, Dustin Brookshire and Franklin Abbott
Central Library Auditorium
among the poets and writers who will be reading are
Collin Kelley, Lisa Allender, Cleo Creech, Debbie Fraker
Reginald Jackson, Craig Washington, Stanley Fong
Debra Hiers, Alice Teeter, Donna Jo Smith, Larry Corse
Megan Volpert, Clayton Benedict, Jessica Hand

Sunday Morning, October 28th, 11 to 12
Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeeshop
present poets
Antron-Rechaud Brown and Corey Green
hosted by Cleo Creech and Franklin Abbott
Sunday Afternoon, 2 - 4:30
Festival Closing
Central Library Auditorium
Author and playwright Rebecca Ranson
will be honored
with readings from her works
including her groundbreaking play about AIDS
and an acoustic concert of original songs
Melanie Hammet
and Angela Motter


For more information please call
Festival Director Franklin Abbott
or Richard Cruse
AFPL Special Collections Director
404-730-1941 or 404-730-1896

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