Cliterati Open Mic: Louise Runyon & Alice Lovelace

Event date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Charis and Cliterati pair up the third Thursday of each month to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading series that celebrates beginning voices and seasoned veterans alike. Co-hosted by Karen G. and Theresa Davis, all are welcome to come and share their work. 

This month's Cliterati features poets Louise Runyon and Alice Lovelace. 

Louise will read from her new collection, The Passion of Older Women, a manifesto on the wisdom, strength, needs and desires of older women – the rising demographic in our country.  It is also a testament to women of the previous generation, “who have brought us safe this far.”  The poems are inspired by working the earth in Decatur, Georgia; a love of the Southern Appalachians; the current political situation; the experience of writing in Italian; and the status of older women in relationship to men.  Included also are two short prose pieces – a life story in fable format and a summary of Runyon’s work as a dancer/choreographer.  The book affirms that older women will not go gently into this goodnight, the last phase of our lives.  Louise Morgan Runyon is a dancer/choreographer, political activist, urban farmer, student of Italian, and former steelworker as well as poet. 

Alice Lovelace is a cultural worker, poet, playwright, and arts administrator. Alice is the Executive Director at the newly opened ArtsXChange in East Point and will read from new and collected work. 

This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5. 

Event address: 
184 S. Candler St.
Charis Books & More
Decatur, GA 30030