Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sanchez, Vera, Lisicky & Gottlieb Tonight!

If you missed last night's opener, you missed an incredible evening of poetry, prose and non-fiction. Blair inspired and brought down the house with his mix of spoken word and song, especially his cycle of poems about Michael Jackson and his family. Kate Evans read from her novel, For The May Queen, and talked about the challenges of writing a memoir disguised as fiction. And Mark Doty brought the audience to tears with his poem "The Embrace" and then laughter reading from his bestseller, Dog Years. We also celebrated Mark's being named a finalist for the National Book Award for his recent collection, Fire to Fire.

AQLF rolls on tonight with featured readings at Outwrite Books featuring young adult author Alex Sanchez (pictured above), fiction writer Paul Lisicky, poet Dan Vera and essayist Sister Soami DeLux. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. At the same time, the Cliterati open mic and reading series will be celebrating its eighth anniversary with special readings by Daphne Gottlieb (at left) and Blair at Charis Books in Little Five Points. Theresa Davis and Karen G. are the hosts.

Don't forget tomorrow night is our second big keynote night with Kate Bornstein, Gary Zebrun and Theresa Davis at the Downtown Library.

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