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Short stories on Sept. 11; Chuck Sullivan on Sept. 12

September 6, 2009

Sharon Pomerantz

Sharon Pomerantz

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

It’s a weekend that you will not want to miss.

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

Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

John W. Love Jr.

John W. Love Jr.

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

Alethea Jackson

Alethea Black

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.

Jeff Jackson

Jeff Jackson

The line-up includes:

  • “A Beach” by Jackson, read by Michael Medeiros.
  • “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.
  • A poet from Concrete Generation will open this dynamic show.

    Brazilian guitarist Mauricio Perdomo will perform after the readings of the short stories.

    On Sept. 12: An Evening of Poetry with Chuck Sullivan

    Chuck Sullivan

    Chuck Sullivan

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

    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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