February 08, 2020

Hanesbrands Theatre, Winston Salem, NC

See website for information regarding times and tickets

Movable Feast is one of Bookmarks' signature events, now in its eighth year. Presented by Bookmarks and Salemtowne Retirement Community, Movable Feast features authors in a rotation among guests who are seated at round tables. Like speed dating for avid readers, each table enjoys conversation and Q&A's with each author that visits their table. The eighth annual Movable Feast will feature 21 authors whose works range from poetry to mystery to cookbooks. Guests can choose from two ticket options that include food and drinks.

February 13, 2020

Beverly J. Barnhart Theatre, Augusta GA

Door opens at 5:30; Show starts at 6

Free, Open to the public

A modern-day Frauenliebe und Leben of sorts, AT FIRST SIGHT is a newly written and composed song cycle that chronicles the relationship of a couple from the perspective of the woman while focusing on the modern-day realities of what it means to love a black man in America.

This work will be performed by Augusta native, Davidson Fine Arts & Augusta University alumna, Díana Thompson-Brewer. Poetry is written by Augusta native and Davidson alumna, Ashley R. Lumpkin. Music is composed and will be performed by New York City-based pianist/composer, Christopher Cooley.

Q & A session will follow the recital. 

February 28, 2020

Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC

See website for information regarding times and tickets

The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County partners with the Black On Black Project to produce an art exhibition and community programming that respond to the challenges communities of color face locally and across the country. After spending time in conversation with local leaders and members of the community, we've created an exhibit that aims to reflect a diversity of experiences. This partnership desires to bring more perspectives to the table for an open, honest dialogue to create an equitable future.

March 05, 2020

Dallas, TX

Venues and Times Vary. Check the website for more information. 

Open to the public

The Women of the World Poetry Slam is a 3 day poetry slam festival that gives woman identifying / gender non-conforming poets the opportunity to compete outside of a team competition for the title of the Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion. The event will bring world acclaimed feature performers, poetry and performance workshops, specialty slams, open mics, and events for all ages to Dallas, TX.

The contenders will hail from every major North American city including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Vancouver, as well as countries around the world such as Australia, France and Germany. Participants will compete in 2 days of preliminary competitions, culminating in a final clash of the top 14 poets on the final stage. For more browse the site for more information on registration, events, travel and lodging. We look forward to experiencing art with you!

March 15, 2020

Dupp & Swatt Charlotte, NC

Doors open at 6; Show starts at 7 

$10, 18 and jp

In the spirit of slam poetry we bring to you FaceOff, The first of many competitions in the newly created Slam Poetry League. we did a trial run in early 2019 now here is the real deal. 2 poets will compete head to head for 3 rounds on the Main Event, and 2 poets will compete for 2 rounds head to head on the undercard.

Literary Arts Symposium

March 26, 2020

Shaw University, Raleigh NC

Open to the public

The LCA is a grant-funded initiative through the VAE of Raleigh, Shaw University Library, the Writing Center, and other partners. The mission of the symposium is to offer a culturally engaged literary arts programming for first-generation students and to highlight Southern literary voices

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