Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Free week at the Jepson

Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity!

Free week at the Jepson Center!

Tuesday, 16 November, 2010
Starts at 09:00 AM

Visitors enjoy a week of free admission to the Modern Masters, Kahlil Gibran, and No Ordinary Folk exhibitions at the Jepson Center, from November 13 - 19, 2010.


Open mic!

The Poetry Society of Georgia is offering an Open mic session to open for our guest poets. So come out and grab the chance to preform your work in a great and historic location and then stay for a free poetry reading. Our guests come from across the US and we are very excited about our line up this year...

Thurs. Nov. 18th - Doris Davenport- Jepson Auditorium
Thurs. Jan. 27th - Jim Warner - Telfair Academy
Thurs. Mar. 10th - Linda Lee Harper - Jepson Auditorium
Thurs. Apr. 21st - Sanda Meek - Jepson Auditorium

Open mic starts at 7pm sharp and the poetry reading starts at 7:30pm
Open mic sessions are managed by the talented poetess, Vaughnette Goode-Walker.

email us at poetryknows@gmail.com with any questions, compliments or universal truths.

November Reading

We hope you will come out this Thursday night (the 18th of November) to the Jepson Center for a poetry reading by our guest, Doris Davenport.

Davenport is a performance poet, writer, and Associate Professor of English at Albany State University. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia; Out of the Rough: Women's Poems of Survival and Celebration; Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers; and This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. She has done more than 100 poetry performances and workshops and has taught at several colleges and universities, including Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Davenport received her B.A. in English from Paine College, her M.A. in English from SUNY-Buffalo, and her Ph.D. in African American literature from the University of Southern California. Born and raised in Gainesville and Cornelia, Georgia, in the foothills of Appalachia, she currently lives in Albany, Georgia.

At 7pm we are inviting local poets to take the stage in the auditorium for 20 minutes of open mic and grab the chance to read in an amazing building and connect and share with fellow writers and poets. Davenport's reading begins at 7:30pm, and thanks to The Booklady Bookstore, Davenport's books will be fore sale with a selection of previous poets' work after the reading.

We will also be selling our 'Poetry knows' canvas bags for $10.00 if you want to support the literary arts in Savannah and see the not-for-profit organization, The Poetry Society of Georgia, continue to offer you these services.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

121 Barnard Street Savannah GA 31401
please feel free to email us with any questions at poetryknows@gmail.com