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Special evenings of short stories, poetry Sept. 11-12

August 25, 2009

Story Slam! Charlotte will present two evenings of special programming with some of the best national and local writers and actors.

Sharon Pomerantz

Sharon Pomerantz

The black box theater is at 1401 Central Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance on CarolinaTix and $14 at door. Doors open at 7 pm.

On Sept. 11: An Evening of Short Stories from the New River

Among works being read are those by National Book Award for Fiction winner Denis Johnson (“Tree of Smoke,” 2007) and noted writer Sharon Pomerantz, whose first novel Rich Boy” will be published in summer 2010 by Twelve.

Pomerantz, along with Alethea Black and Charlotte writers Jeff Jackson and John W. Love Jr., will be at the theater for the reading.

The line-up includes:

  • “A Beach” by Jackson, read by Michael Medeiros.
  • Alethea Black

    Alethea Black

  • “The Succulent Walk” by Love Jr. (he’s also reading).
  • “Shoes” by Pomerantz read by Patricia Randell.
  • “The Other Man” by Johnson , read by Randell Haynes.
  • “Mollusk Makes A Comeback” by Black, read by Anne O’Sullivan.
  • On Sept. 12: An Evening of Poetry with Chuck Sullivan

    Chuck Sullivan is leading an evening of poetry. Sullivan, will read from his latest book, “Zen Matchbook.

    Chuck Sullivan

    Chuck Sullivan

    Sullivan, a resident of Charlotte and Edisto Beach, is the winner of the Best Book of the Year in South Carolina, Best Book of the Year in North Carolina, the 2004 Mary Frances Hobson Award for Arts & Letters, and the 2005 award in honor of Sam Regan, for Achievement in Fine Arts. His books of poetry include Vanishing Species, A Catechism of Hearts, A Dream of Lions, The Juggler on the Radio, Longing for Harmonies and Alphabet of Grace.

    His original adaptations of Dracula, Frankenstein, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth, were produced by Moving Poets Theater of Dance at the historic Carolina Theater. Currently, he teaches poetry residences in the Carolinas and is head of English at North Carolina Governor’s School East, a position he has held for more than 30 years.

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