Saturday, October 13, 2018

Snellville Indie Author Day Wrap

I would like to congratulate the splendid staff at the Snellville Public Library for organizing a successful Indie Author Day.  I enjoyed it both as a viewer and a presenter, and I would be thrilled to do it again next year.

My fellow authors, Mark McCray and Agatha Noveille, gave interesting talks on their books (see below).

Lisa, my publicist / groupie / brains-of-the-outfit took some excellent photos that I will now compel you to see.

~Mick, S.D.G.

Mark McCray
Agatha Noveille

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Seven CirclePress

The editors at Seven CirclePress are working on another iteration of their regular anthology called 'CircleShow.' They were kind enough to accept one of my poems titled 'Emptiness.'

Issues of CircleShow are posted online in free-to-read PDF format. Issues are also made available for purchase on-demand as trade paperbacks. Each issue contains a " amount of poetry, short literary fiction and nonfiction pieces..."

About Seven CirclePress
Founded in 2008, Seven CirclePress is a literary micropress. Its flagship publication, CircleShow, is published twice yearly and showcases some of the best writing from around the globe.

I'll post again when the issue goes live.  Stay tuned.

~Mick, S.D.G.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tall Tales Reading Event


‘We May Learn’ by Mickey Kulp

Poetry Reading / Q & A / Refresh Your Spirit

Saturday October 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

Tall Tales Book Shop
2105 Lavista Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329

Monday, October 1, 2018

100 Thousand Poets for Change: Photos

On September 29, 2018, Waqas Khwaja and the English Department at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, GA hosted the 2018 event "100 Thousand Poets for Change." 

In all, 38 poets and poetry lovers read their poems, or poems they loved by other poets.  A few photos are below.

~Mick, S.D.G.

This is not all of us, but 23 out of the 38 poets and poetry lovers are shown above.
Ilya Kaminsky, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Folasade Fasina-Thomas, Katie Farris, Tuwanda Muhammad, Dan Veach, Calvin Burgamy, Patricia Scott, Mila Konomos, Christine Cozzens, Rupert Fike, Emily Lake Hansen, Michael Kulp, Ruth Windham, Anji Sarumi, Robert E. Wood, Lejla Marijam, Lauren Albin, Helena Buscherm√∂hle, Franklin Abbott, Saleem Abbas, Maryam Khwaja, Imani Young Bey, Katherine Kincer, Alex Brown, Charles Clifford Brooks III, Soniah Kamal, Doris Davenport, Lyrik Courtney, Marcus Taylor, Scott Ritchie, Lynn Farmer, Percie Thompson, Peter Junker, Mac Gay. 
The host was Waqas Khwaja
Photo, courtesy Saleem Abbas.

Friday, September 21, 2018

100 Thousand Poets for Change

Waqas Khwaja, an English professor at Agnes Scott College, is hosting this year's 100 Thousand Poets for Change poetry reading.  Along with support from the English Department, the event celebrates poetry as an agent of transformation and change.

Dr. Khwaja says:
"Over 1600 events are planned simultaneously all across the world, and the readings are all part of the archive maintained by the 100 Thousand Poets for Change, curated by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion, the founders of the event, who remain its moving spirits and its passionate and committed promoters. If you are in the area, you are cordially invited to participate in the event. The choice is yours. Be part of the audience. Read your own poems. Or share a poem, or poems, you love. There is no restriction of language either. All are welcome."

I am pleased to be one of the readers at this global event.  Details below...

Agnes Scott College
141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
Frannie Auditorium - Campbell Hall

Date: Saturday September 29 2018; 11:10 AM to 1:00 PM

More info:

~Mick, S.D.G.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Books and Beer #3

Join us for our THIRD Books and Beer event at Summits Wayside Tavern in Snellville, GA.

This is a great opportunity to sell books, connect with an audience, and help raise money for the local food co-op.  In our previous two events, we have raised over $200 to help the food pantry, and we had a blast doing it.

Our next event is planned for Saturday January 12 2019 at 7:00PM.  The Facebook invitation is here:

We also have some (rough cut) video from our September 2018 event here:

Books and Beer FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about the reading event.

Where is it?
Summits Wayside Tavern, in the back room behind the taps.
Address is 3334 Stone Mountain Hwy, Snellville, GA 30078.

When is it?
January 12, 2019 at 7:00pm.  We'll go for a couple of hours unless lots of readers show up.
We'll fit everyone in.

Is there a deadline to signup?
No.  But the venue is small, and we might have to turn people away.

Who can read?
Writers will read in these groups:

1. Writers who donate books to the raffle read first.

2. Open Mic

How does this event benefit the local food co-op?
Writers should bring two copies (or more) for donation to the raffle.
All proceeds from the raffle benefit the local co-op.

Can I sell copies of my glorious work?
Hell yes!  Bring a bunch of copies to sell.  Bring a pen and be prepared to autograph copies.
Be prepared to sign the writhing body parts of your new groupies.  Be prepared for fame and fortune.

Can I invite others?
Absolutely.  Bring friends, family, emotional support peacocks, whoever.

I write songs, not books.  Can I participate?
Yes!  The venue is small, so don't bring lots of elaborate equipment.

I write non-fiction.  Can I participate?

I write neo-nazi manifestos that degrade others that don't look or think like me.  Can I participate?
No.  You're a dick.

What is the schedule of events?
I cordially despise schedules.  I have too many in my life already.  But, if you insist, here's a vague outline:

7:00 - sign in and buy a beer; meet-and-greet
7:30 - group 1 will start reading
?:?? - raffle drawing for books from group 1 writers
?:?? - open mic

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

You Are Invited: Indie Author Day


‘We May Learn’ by Mickey Kulp

Poetry Reading / Q & A / Refresh Your Spirit

Saturday October 13, 2018 at 1:00pm

Snellville Public Library
2740 Lenora Church Rd, Snellville, GA 30078