On Saturday, Sept. 1st from 10 am until 6 pm, Java Monkey and the DBF will provide the Local Poets Stage, which will be hosted by Poetry Atlanta. A different poet will read every 15 minutes.
On Saturday, starting at 8 pm at Java Monkey, Kodac Harrison will host the annual Invitational Slam. The areas best slam poets are invited to compete for cash prizes.
This event is sponsored by the Decatur Book Festival and Java Monkey.
On Sunday, Sept. 2nd from 12 noon until 6 pm, The Local Poets Stage at Java Monkey will feature College Day. On this afternoon local colleges will send representatives, who will read during their college’s sections, which can be found in the program or on-line. This is another Poetry Atlanta/Decatur Book Festival event.
On Sunday, starting at 8 pm Java Monkey Speaks will feature Georgia’s new Poet Laureate, Judson Mitcham. The event, which is in it’s twelfth year and takes place every Sunday night at Java Monkey, starts with an open mic followed by a 20 to 30 minute reading by a featured poet. After the reading by the featured poet, the open mic continues. This event is hosted by Kodac Harrison. This is the last event of the Decatur Book Festival.