On September 22nd, 2016, Men Stopping Violence will be hosting a night of poetry and music to end violence against women at Emory University. From 7:30-9:00 p.m., hear readings from renowned poets Jericho Brown, Cecilia Woloch, and Theresa Davis, in addition to a performance by Emory’s co-ed A Cappella group Dooley Noted. The event, which is in partnership with Volunteer Emory, will be held in Glenn Memorial Church, in Room 216 (Fellowship Hall). Marlow’s Tavern will be providing food.
For more information and to see performances see the information on each performer below.
The pricing is as follows:
Advance tickets: $30 General Admission; $12 Student
At-the-door tickets: $35 General Admission; $15 Student
Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poet. His first book Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award, and his second book, The Copper Canyon (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is an associate professor in English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta.
To see a video of his work, please click here.
Cecilia Woloch is a poet, writer, teacher, and traveler based in Los Angeles but “on the road” across the US and Europe six months each year. She has published essays, reviews, fiction and six award-winning collections of poems—most recently Earth (Two Sylvias Press, 2015) and Carpathia (BOA Editions, 2009). Her second collection,Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem, was published in French translation (Tzigane, le poème, Gitan, Scribe-l’Harmattan, 2014) and has been adapted for multi-media performances in the U.S. and Europe. Her first novel, Sur la Route, appeared from Quale Press in 2015. Her honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, Chateau de La Napoule Retreat for Artists, CEC/ArstLink International and the Center for International Theatre Development.
To see a video about her work as a professor, please click here.
Born into a family of writers and entertainers, Theresa Davis was drawn to the arts. She has expressed her artistic abilities in several mediums. She designed and created Ebony Angels (a line of hand-crafted dolls) , Mental Notes (hand-crafted books) and started a clothing line for children. A classroom teacher for over 20 years, she currently teaches poetry to youth and adults in the Atlanta Area. In 2002, Theresa joined forces with her mother and brother to form the spoken word performance group MoDaSo (Mother/ Daughter/ Son) and released two music CD’s This is for Family and The Uncivil War. She has self published several (7) collections of poetry including Rock Star Poet,Head Games and Simon Says.
To see a video of her poetry slam, please click here.
Dooley Noted is one of Emory University’s co-ed A Cappella groups! Founded in the fall of 2006, Dooley Noted arranges and performs a wide variety of songs spanning several decades and genres. The group is completely student run with an executive board that makes sure the group keeps true to its mission. Be on the lookout for Dooley Noted at performances like First Friday, Barenaked Voices, and their semesterly concerts!
To see a video of their work, please click here.