WordFeast showcases the works of local writers while helping those in need
WHAT: “WordFeast: Food for the Body and Soul” is an annual fundraiser bringing together a number of prominent authors, playwrights and spoken-word artists, who will share their latest works. Guests will enjoy an evening of words, works, performances and music by Ken Martin. All proceeds benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
A reception, meet and greet, and book signing sponsored by Caribou Coffee and Charis Books and More concludes the evening.
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 7:30 pm
WHO: Pearl Cleage – playwright, critically acclaimed novelist and poet who has been featured in Oprah’s Book Club®. Her most recent play is The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years. Jon Goode – an Emmy-nominated writer who has had his work featured in CNN’s Black in America, HBO’s Def Poetry, BET’s Lyric Café and in commercials and interstitials for TVLand/Nick @ Nite. Topher Payne – author (Necessary Luxuries) and playwright, whose latest play Tokens of Affection will premier at Georgia Ensemble Theatre in January. He was named “Best Local Playwright” by Creative Loafing readers and “Best Local Writer” by GA Voice readers in 2010. Melissa Fay Greene – award-winning journalist and author whose new book No Biking in the House without a Helmet will be published in the Spring of 2011. David Fulmer – author of seven novels, including the LA Times Book Prize-nominated and Shamus Award-winning Chasing the Devil’s Tail and the 2009 Shamus Award for Best Novel nominee The Blue Door. Phillip DePoy – author of 12 novels and 39 plays, an Edgar Award-winning mystery writer and currently the head of the theatre program at Clayton State University.
WHERE: Actors Express Theatre Company 887 West Marietta Street Atlanta, GA 30318 Free parking available
ADMISSION: $15 or $ 15 in canned goods.
Tickets will be available for advance purchase in December. Visit www.ACFB.org for details.
For more information call 678-553-5972.
About the Atlanta Community Food Bank The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) began operating in 1979 in a small space at St. Luke’s Church, and now distributes over 20 million pounds of food and grocery products each year from a 129,600 square- foot facility in N.W. Atlanta. This product is utilized by more than 700 partner non-profits that provide food assistance to families and individuals in 38 counties in metro Atlanta and North Georgia. ACFB leads seven distinct projects that reinforce its mission to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community: Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, Atlanta’s Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger Walk/Run, Kids In Need and Product Rescue Center. The Atlanta Community Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the national network of more than 200 food banks.
FUNDRAISER BRINGS AUTHORS AND SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS TOGETHER TO BENEFIT THE ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK