July 21st, 2004


CLITERATI TOMORROW! (And other kickass events of interest)

Cliterati: July 22nd!
8pm Tower II 735 Ralph McGill Blved. ATL

Strip Tease Spoken Word
Imagine yourself before your dream dragking/stripper/dragqueen, sopping up images of fantasy flesh made real before your eyes. Now, replace the fantasy flesh with corporeal words coming alive and penetrating the delicate swirl of your ear- and watch as that dollar slips from your wallet and compliments the stage before you even think to deny it. With an extra wad to follow for a poet's good gesture, lip synch, performance, and presentation, this is the happiest your cash has ever been, and you are proud to send it to such a worthy destiny, are you not? Appreciate, contribute, be both exhibitionist and voyeur. Erotica and stripping optional~variety IS the spice of life, after all. Featuring ITLA's spoken word host, Lovely Brown.
A fundraiser for In The Life Atlanta's production of pride (Sept.3-6th, events posted, check their website for details!), and Cliterati's booking of more kick ass features!

Be sure to bring your one$ to tip the toasty hot performers, and feel blessed-
The cover for this amazing evening is only $6!!!
All proceeds go to ITLA and Cliterati!

***THEN, Friday, July 23rd, Come support Charis and Slam Poetry!
At 8 pm, First Existentialist, 470 Candler Park Drive, Atlanta GA Featuring many different veins of poetry/spoken word, here's your chance to do ordindiebookstorecommunityservice and get your head filled with inspiration esides. Come in and enjoy free-verse, rhyme, prose and anything flowing in art of Words that are Spoken! The event will include youths as well as old timers slamin' it. The winner will walk away a paid poet and Charis will walk away with full fists. Tickets $5.00 (18 and under) and $10.00 (19 and up), available at Charis.


Hey, if you're a lucky North Carolinian in the Greenville area on Wednesday Evening, the 28th of July~ You're in the vicinity of Carolina's best! The teams going to St.Louis for the Nationals of Slam Poetry (you know, like AJ and Frankie were brave, whackwordwhipsmart enough to do last year) have arranged a tour for practice, fun, and to soak up some support. They've already been around the state, working up to Greenville before the big one. Here's the flyer:

CAROLINA SLAM TOUR. Wednesday July 28th at the Handlebar. Stone Ave. 8:00. Doors 7:30. Tickets $5 at door. This event will start promptly at 8:00pm! www.witsendpoetry.com

Top Ten Reason to go to the Carolina Slam Tour

Ø16 hottest poets in North & South Carolina. The show has already been to Charlotte, Columbia, Winston Salem, and Sumter – to rave reviews!

ØPoets representing Charleston, Spartanburg, Greenville, Columbia, Inman, Clinton, Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston Salem, and Greensboro http://www.witsendpoetry.com/carolinapoets.html

ØBluez & Dasan’s “Mr. T” group piece is hilarious!

ØLast chance to see Jus Caus live before he appears on Def Poetry Jam August 29

ØIt’s at the Handlebar – good food, good beer, good prices

ØTEAM COMPETITION IS ON FIRE! 4 teams go head to head– they head to St. Louis August 3rd for the National Poetry Slam 2004 to compete against 70 teams from across North America. www.poetryslam.com

ØDiversity! Poets age in range from 25 – 55 with a diverse range of ethnicity and perspectives!

ØMaze Forever of Charlotte finished in the top 10 at the Southern Fried Poetry Slam. H2O of Winston Salem won the 2003 NC Grand Slam.

ØDa Minsta of Columbia won the LEAF Poetry Slam this spring 04, beating 40 other poets. Exodus of Columbia was in the finals of the World Poetry Slam.

ØWhat else are you doing on a Wednesday night! $5 – come on – it’s less than a meal!