If you appreciate poetry and spoken word, there will be plenty of verse-related events to keep you busy all month long as Intown observes National Poetry Month.

Word is Born at Apache Café
Apache Café, which is moving into an interim space at 880 Woodrow St. SW, presents its poetry and music open mic every Sunday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit apachecafe.info.

Poetry Workshop at The Arts Exchange
Award-winning poets Theresa Davis, Andrea Jurjevic and Collin Kelley will give a free poetry workshop and discussion on April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Arts Exchange, 2148 Newnan St. in East Point. The workshop, presented by the Broadleaf Writers Association, is open to adults of all poetry experience levels and will include creating new work. For more information, visit broadleafwriters.com.

Poetry Atlanta Presents… Sibling Rivalry Press
Poetry Atlanta, the nonprofit that promotes live poetry events, is marking its 35th anniversary this year and will celebrate National Poetry Month with a special edition of its Poetry Atlanta Presents… reading series featuring poets from award-winning Sibling Rivalry Press. Featured poets will include Robert Siek, Charlie Bondhus, Theresa Davis, Juie E. Bloemeke, Megan Volpert, Brent Calderwood and host Collin Kelley. The free reading , presented in association with Georgia Center for the Book, will be held April 8, 7:15 p.m., at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. facebook.com/poetryatlanta.

Poetry at Callanwolde: Cecilia Woloch and Eve Hoffman
Poets Cecilia Woloch and Eve Hoffman will read from their latest work at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. For more details visit callanwolde.org.

Java Speaks at The Pinewood
Java Monkey Coffee House is still closed for repairs after last year’s arson attack, but the long-running open mic is returning to Decatur on April 14 at its new home – The Pinewood, 254 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. The sign-up list for the open mic is available beginning at 7:30 p.m. and readings begin at 8 p.m. Award-winning poet Theresa Davis is the host. Facebook.com/thepinewoodtr.

Kodac Harrison & Friends
The local poet and musician will celebrate his 70th birthday and the release of his 18th recording of music and spoken word, “In Too Deep 2,”  on April 27 starting at 6 p.m. at Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. Visit smithsoldebar.com for tickets and information.

For even more poetry events, be sure to visit the Poetry Atlanta Facebook page at facebook.com/poetryatlanta.

Collin KelleyEditor

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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