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

Friday, September 14, 2018

Gwinnett Daily Post Found Us!

‘Books and Beer’ fundraiser set for Saturday night
By Curt Yeomans

The math might seem unconventional but local writer Mickey Kulp hopes adding books and beer will equal big money that will be used to support co-operative ministry efforts in the Snellville area this weekend.

Full article HERE.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Voices Project

Denise Powell, founding editor at The Voices Project contacted me today to say my poem 'Prospector' will be published in November 2018.  I'll update you when it goes live.

The Voices Project describes themselves as "a non-judgmental venue for women, and also men, to express their personal stories and observations through poetry to promote social change. We publish the work of writers in the United States and international community no matter what their age or background, who might not otherwise have opportunities to share their stories. The hope is to bring the voices of these individuals forward, providing a creative pathway leading to growth and empowerment, and in turn affecting everything within their lives. Although our main focus is on women's literature, we do publish (and celebrate!) the voices of men, as it's important we are all a part of the conversation and mission."

Since I am (rather emphatically) a feller, I am doubly happy they included me.  Stay tuned for news in November.

~Mick, S.D.G.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

You Are Invited

‘We May Learn’ by Mickey Kulp

Poetry Reading
Open Mic
Refresh Your Spirit

Saturday September 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

Summits Wayside Tavern (Back Room)
3334 Stone Mountain Hwy A
Snellville, GA 30078

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Georgia Writers Registry

I am happy to announce that I have been accepted on the Georgia Writers Registry.  The nontrivial vetting process included an evaluation of credentials by a peer review panel based on a writing sample and the following criteria:

Artistic Merit
Artistic Excellence
Publication Points

So, the next time you need a roguishly handsome, chiseled specimen of masculinity for your literary event, call someone else.  If you need a semi-competent writer, look me up.  My fees are reasonable, and I bathe regularly.

~Mick, S.D.G.