Cliterati! Tonight!

Please join

an informal,
Thursday, November 4th, 8pm

We'll be doin' what we always have
and continuing as we do with special feature
performance poet & playwright
& ultra-fiercefemmeandgenderbreakhe/r
Kim Dark

~all the way
from LA~
*the city of angels*
come & get your wings  back on again
there will be an open mic for rant & release

for her fantastic info & directions to the TowerII, 735 Ralph McGill Blvd.

ReMINDher- You are not too cool for a COSTUME!


This Thursday!


Calling all bat girls, naughty nuns, kittens, and creatures of all kinds…


The best holiday around (according to Karen G. and Adriana C.) is right around the corner from the next clit show.  Show your hallows eve spirit by showing up in something that will make us smile.  You are NOT TOO COOL for costumes!


Plus…you don’t want to miss our fabulous feature all the way from Asheville, NC…JOHNNY ROCKET!!!  He’s a trannyboi spitting, swearing, blaspheming heathen ready to tickle your ears with sumptuous imagery for your ears and eyes (yum)


Join us at the Tower II 8:00pm

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This is not your regular "dear john" letter, or even the one by that dread headed folksinger--no--this is to let you know how much we're looking forward to hearing you feature & seeing you in the flesh, at CLITERATI next Thursday,10/28/04. We'll be there at 8. We're really looking forward to hearing those stories again~about volunteering at camp trans, being a hall monitor/security guard at ww festivals, and maybe a few secrets about how you keep up your devilishly boi-ish appearance despite your ripening age of, what was it? Perhaps, at Cliterati, we can keep you at THE TOWER II until you turn twenty-four? Oh, we do have a request--please read Spank Me Jesus, would you? At least once? Then maybe we can commence with birthday---well, we'll see.
We love how your style is part slam stage, part country singer songbook and how you carry around all that vivid, metaphorical imagery under your buttery brown cowboy hat.You look so good in suede, worn leather &  that guitar slung on your back.
We've heard about all those gals up in Asheville swoonin' and croonin' after your last purrformances & we also know it's a long way from Gainesville Fla to get here.Please know that we'll do the same, we promise! We hope you enjoy all the readers on the open mic, too.
Adriana Chickness, Karen G., & the Cliterati crew!!!

for directions:
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This Thursday!

Hey y'all,
The Next
is this Thursday

Bring out the bells and the **birthday cake**
celebrate 4 years of
and our fabulous feature
Theresa Davis!!!!

Theresa's been known to do more than one mic in a night, sometimes three, that's how dedicated she is to words around town. Really working it and getting herself out there, she's featuring on mics all over, and just when you think her performances couldn't get any sharper, there she goes again! Why, just last night, she came within a hair of solidifying her place in the semi-finals for the Atl slam team (and the competition was ridiculously good-- Adriana also kicked ass and came super close to the top two spots).
It's in her gene pool~ her mom is the amazing Alice Lovelace and her brother also performs, but her work is her very own, sharp and vivid,funny and politically biting, not to mention personal. She's a teacher and a livewire. As usual, you don't want to miss her in the event!

*unbelievable. lotsa magic,laughter,lust, and tears and simply amazing stories happen in that room & on that stage.stars and regulars made equal.what an education.suggestions on kinds of cake strongly advised.or it might be chocolate....if there is chocolate, it must all be eaten.
**yes, it's true, miss g.'s been in the same room at the same time, twice most months, for the best attendance record she has on anything.can she have a hall pass?
it's a humble honor to just be there in such good company.
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Cliterati: Tomorrow, September 9!

At Long Last, we'll be featuring Beki Buchanan!

She's a redheaded, positive force of nature with a bluesy voice. Oh sure, she sells books, edits, and writes poetry, and generally doesn't make the big bucks, but she sure does deliver the goods! She's from the Appalachian mountains of western North Carolina, and you can hear her pretty regularly at Womanwrites, Malaprop's Cafe Of One's Own, Down-n-Dirty, and the Lake Eden Arts Festival poetry slam. She's also performed with SlamAsheville (r.i.p), in Ladyfest South and Ladyfest Philly. Oh, yeah, and she's on CDs--"Voice Like A Hammer", a collection of WNC women poets responding to 9/11, and the new "Peacework" by Mendy Knott. Beki co-hosts Eve's Night Out at Blue Moon Bookstore in Spruce Pine, NC and has just finished her first chapbook "Looking Inside." She is currently working on a documentary film about southern womens' peace and protest poetry.
She's also hysterically funny, satirical, and political in her character sketch-- "The Higher The Hair, the Closer to God." (think of someone like Molly Ivans, with a beehive, riding in a mobile home from Appalachia,here to tell you like it is, no bones about it!)

You don't want to miss this filling night of homestyle politics and (a)rousing performance poetry!! We can't think of a better way to gear up for this weekend.
$5, more if you can, less if you can't 'cause Beki works hard for the money!

8ish, The Tower II, 735 Ralph McGill Blvd.


Also... Be on the look-out for Sept.23rd as we usher in fabulous features to help kick of Southern Comfort!
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Next Cliterati: TONIGHT August 26th!
Tower II

An Evening of the Absinthe Minded

We've been meaning to party down with and celebrate our beloved bartender Marvin for quite a long time now. This is the night. Bring us your stories of the bartenders who've served your body and your soul; the courageous late-night folk who've cut you off and called you a cab; the denizens of dark places who've greased the wheels of an evening out until it was morning already. Let's hear it for the Bartenders!

For more info, check out CliteratiOnline
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Next Cliterati: August 12th!
Tower II

Knoxville Slam Queen Julia Nance

She's been all over the place featuring her work in Montevallo, Birmingham, Asheville, Knoxville. She's won Slams in DC and at Chicago's much-storied Green Mill, the birthplace of the form... We're not sure how she's managed to miss us, but we're correcting that little oversight right now. We'll bring a little Knoxville Poetry Slam energy in and, as always, blow the roof off of the Tower II!

Look at the picture. I think we can all agree: She's one of us.

Check out CliteratiOnline for more info!

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A message from The Athens Boys Choir

Hey Cliterati folks,
I just wanted to write to remind everyone about our CD release show at My Sister's Room on Friday, August 13th. We'll have some local (Atlanta) drag queens opening up the night, then the Athens Boys Choir, and then some local (Athens) drag kings to close out the night. All of the fun gets started around 9:30... So you should all come.
We're REALLY excited. Thanks for all of your support.
Rocket and Katz

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!

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

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.

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!


Next Cliterati: July 8th!
Tower II


"Get out your wheels for the Open Road"

Join Cliterati for a theme night, which is a free for all and could include anything - costumes, props, or whatever your verbal mind can imagine! This time out some of us will be writing about travel, moving, transients, wandering or cardboard boxes, sore muscles and skittery pets.
Hey. It's summer, after all.
Or write your angst about 4th of July, or anything else... these are just prompts to encourage!


In the Life Atlanta + Cliterati + Lovelybrown presents:

“Strip Tease Spoken Word”
A fundraiser for ITLA
July 22, 8 pm

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    Smashing Pumpkins- Destination Unknown