Tuesday, October 14
Pre-festival Open Mic at the Ponce de Leon Library, 980 Ponce de Leon Ave., hosted by Karen G., 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15
Opening Night Event featuring keynote speakers Mark Doty, Kate Evans and Blair. Hosted by Collin Kelley. Atlanta-Fulton County Library Downtown, One Margaret Mitchell Square, 7:30 p.m. AQLF media sponsor Southern Voice will host a reception at the library prior to the reading starting at 6:30 p.m.
Performance of Larry Corse Playwriting-award winner Skin Deep at First Existentialist Church, 470 Candler Park Dr., with special pre-show poetry reading by Jessica Hand & Sincere, 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 16
Mark Doty: The Challenges of Writing Your Own History at Emory University, 201 Dowman Dr. (Dobbs University Center, Room 251), noon.
Readings by Alex Sanchez, Paul Lisicky, Dan Vera and Sister So Am I at Outwrite Books, 991 Piedmont Ave., 7:30 p.m.
Cliterati Open Mic featuring Daphne Gottlieb and Blair at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave., 7 p.m.
Skin Deep at First Existentialist Church, 470 Candler Park Dr., ft. pre-show reading by Patrique Vosges & Dustin Brookshire, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 17
Kate Bornstein – Hello, Cruel World: Strategies for a Better Life, Even When Other People Make You Feel Like an Outsider at Emory University, 201 Dowman Dr. (111 White Hall), 11 a.m.
Keynote Readings by Kate Bornstein, Gary Zebrun and Theresa Davis. Hosted by Megan Volpert, Atlanta-Fulton County Library Downtown, One Margaret Mitchell Square, 7 p.m.
Reading by Jenny Block at Outwrite Books, 991 Piedmont Ave., 7:30 p.m.
Readings by Lisa Allender, Alice Teeter, Reginald Jackson and Patrique Vosges at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave., 8 p.m.
Skin Deep at First Existentialist Church, 470 Candler Park Dr., ft. pre-show readings by Larry Corse & Brad Fairchild, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 18
Readings at Downtown Library (One Margaret Mitchell Square):
Kate Evans, Judy Doenges & Elliott Mackle, Main Level, 10 a.m.
Franklin Abbott, Robin Kemp, Krystyl Dawn Tift & Sincere, Main Level, 11 a.m.
Antron-Rechaud, Dustin Brookshire, Lakara Foster, Main Level, 12 p.m.
Jenny Block, Joe Formichella & Suzanne Hudson, Main Level, 1 p.m.
Special Featured Readings by Ed Madden and Dan Vera, Main Level, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Laurinda Brown & Gary Zebrun, Fourth Floor Multi-Purpose Room, 3 p.m.
Open Mic, Main Level, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Workshops at Downtown Library (Read Descriptions at this link)
Poetry (Second Floor Meeting Room)
Dan Vera, 12 p.m.
Daphne Gottlieb, 3 p.m.
Ed Madden, 4 p.m.
Prose (Third Floor Meeting Room)
Judy Doenges, 11 a.m.
Kate Bornstein, 12 p.m.
Gary Zebrun, 2 p.m.
Theatre (Fourth Floor Multi-Purpose Room)
Reginald Jackson, 10 a.m.
Lisa Allender, 11 a.m.
Additional Saturday Featured Readings & Events
Greg Herren, Cleo Creech, Yolo & Jeffrey Beam at Outwrite Books, 991 Piedmont Ave., 2 p.m.
Jim Elledge, Christopher Davis, Ed Madden & Collin Kelley at Outwrite Books, 991 Piedmont Ave., 8 p.m.
Susan Holbrook, Megan Volpert and Daphne Gottlieb at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave., 8 p.m.
Skin Deep at First Existential Church, 470 Candler Park Dr., ft. pre-show reading by Yolo & Lakara Foster, 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 19
Staged Readings of New Theatre Work by Reginald Jackson & Lisa Allender at Downtown Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, 3-5 p.m.
Closing Event at Eyedrum Gallery, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., featuring music by Anye Elite, Andy Ditzler, Ken J., Melanie Hammet, Sonia Tetlow and a reading by Robert W. Cabell and more. Hosted by Theresa Davis. 7:30 p.m.
READ AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES AT THIS LINK.