New Issue!

It’s finally here! The long-awaited Issue 2.2 is out, and it’s ready to be read and shared by all you Loose Change lovers chart EURCHF. With plenty of poems and short stories, including works of Marcy Starz intertwined with relevant pieces, we’re sure you’ll like this issue. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section! But most of all, enjoy.

By the way, our next deadline is March 31st, so be sure to send in your creative pieces!

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Poetry Workshop Hiatus

Hello All!

This just in: LC’s Poetry Hour will be taking a hiatus with our in-the-flesh meetings until 2012.

We are retooling the format, working on putting some exciting ideas in motion, and look forward to debuting a new look and feel in the New Year!

Feel free to keep posting poems, feedback, events or other content on our online forum in the meantime. I, for one, will be sure to respond and keep the group in the loop.

On that note, if you don’t want to receive further emails from me on LC Poetry Hour news, meetups, etc., please just drop me a line and I’ll stop wasting your time (hey, a slant rhyme! And it continues!)

Many thanks, cheers and here’s to a new, improved Poetry Hour in 2012!

- Molly

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Prius Raffle

Do you want to win a Prius for only $25? Do you want to also help out WonderRoot EUR to CHF, while still possibly winning that Prius? Then good news: You can do both by entering in the Prius raffle that WonderRoot is currently hosting. Tickets are only $25 each, or $100 for 5. All proceeds go to support WonderRoot and their ongoing programs and services. The drawing is on December 15th, so there is still plenty of time to enter. You can buy tickets online, on WonderRoot’s website. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support local arts! Oh, and of course, win a brand new car.

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Lucky Penny Arts Festival

We’re heading back to The Arts Exchange! This time the kind folks over at The Lucky Penny are hosting an arts fair, their 11.11.11 Spectacular! Spectacular!, and invited us to have a reading. So we’ve got an amazing list of writers all set and ready to share their musings with you guys this Friday. The writers joining us are Jamie Allen, Molly Brodak, Melysa Martinez, Alan Sugar, and Jesse Wide.

11.11.11 will take place on of course, 11.11.11, which is this Friday! Festivities start at 6pm, and our reading will be one of the events kicking off the night. Entrance fee is pay what you can starting at $11, cash only. There will be parking available on site and along surrounding neighborhood streets. Oh, and of course, there will be food and refreshments for sale throughout the night.

For more info and a schedule, visit The Lucky Penny’s website. And don’t forget to RSVP on the event page! Be sure to come out and visit us, as well as many other local Atlanta artists!

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Next Rooftop Reading Oct. 20

That’s right, wait no longer: Another rooftop reading is here. Come out to the Arts Exchange on Thursday, October 20th at 7pm.  We’ll have a night of literature with the sunset at our back and the stars over our heads.  This time you’ll be hearing wordsmithery from the likes of Matt DeBenedictis, James Nichols, Laura Straub, Gina Myers, and more!

What’s that you say? You want to bring a little snack, some wine, maybe a blanket to sit on with your favorite friends, maybe even a special friend (#datenight)?  DO IT EUR-CHF!  Also be sure to bring a flashlight, and something to put all your stuff in because you will be climbing a ladder to get to the rooftop.

Unfortunately, this event is not wheelchair friendly.

For more info and to RSVP visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143599492405441

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This weekend on the Beltline: The Specter and His Ceremonies

Mmmmmm, fall is here.  Its time to get out of the house and enjoy this cool weather, and what better way to do it that spending some time watching plays on the Beltline?  Local playwright Cameron Stuart—of WonderRoot Open Mic and Stage fame—will be presenting two original plays come October.  The Storm and Police in the Wilderness will be performer together as The Specter and His Ceremonies.  The production will include folk music, anthropomorphic fable characters, and dark comedy, all set in the unique backdrop of the Beltline. Sounds spooky-mysterious-awesome, right?  The first performance is this weekend, on October 8th in PiedmontPark, followed by and October 16th presentation on the Westside in a tunnel underSt. Lucille Street.  The final showing of the plays is on October 29th in Reynoldstown just north of Memorial Street.  All shows start at 6pm. 

RSVP at the Facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Specter-and-His-Ceremonies/253355751356216?sk=info

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Loose Change’s FREE Monthly Poetry Hour

Write poetry? Read Poetry? Curious?
Join us for an open, friendly forum/meetup/workshop/conversation
every last Wednesday of the month, beginning October 25, 6:30 p.m., at Kavarna in Oakhurst Square.

Email molly@loosechangemagazine.org to RSVP

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Meetup.com’s Writing Group: Ten Days Before

You may think that Meetup.com get-togethers consist of people in their forties and fifties getting together for wine and cheese at stuffy museums. But Atlanta’s Meetup.com writing group, Ten Days Before, caters to writers of all ages, backgrounds, and literary styles. Most Meetups are workshops in which readers share their work and receive feedback, while other meetings are reserved for writers to get together and just write. The latter type of meeting is a godsend when you’re trying to find the time to finally finish that short story you’ve been working on.  Meetings are held on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  Visit their page on Meetup.com for more details:  http://www.meetup.com/10daysbefore/

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Vouched ATL Reading

For those of you who have been anxiously awaiting the next VouchedATL reading, wait no longer! This upcoming Monday, the 19th, VouchedATL is hosting another reading at the Goat Farm. Goats and people alike are welcome to join them (please don’t actually bring any goats) as five readers present their works, including our very own Editor in Chief Cristina Martin! Other readers include Molly Brodak, Matt DeBenedictis, Daniel Beauregard, and Sara Beard. Of course, there will be plenty of beer and dancing to go around. So join VouchedATL Monday at 8pm at the Goat Farm for a good ol’ time!

For more info, including bios on the readers, check out the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=265382520146348

VouchedATL Reading Poster

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Write Club

Thankfully the first rule of Write Club isn’t “don’t talk about Write Club,” or else we wouldn’t be able to share this brutal event with you guys. What is Write Club, you may ask? Simple: Two writers go in, one comes out… as a winner. No, nobody dies. They both live, but only one can win this literary battle. So how does everything actually work? Well, two writers are given two opposing ideas, and each writer must defend the idea they are given. The ideas are given to the writers about two weeks before the face-off, where they are given 7 minutes to read. While most people tend to write their arguments in essay format, writers are free to use whatever form they choose. The winner is chosen by the audience.

The next bout takes place on September 14th, at PushPush Theater in Decatur. For more info, check out their website: http://writeclubatlanta.com/write-club-atlanta-chapter-4/

If you would like to participate, you can apply here: http://writeclubatlanta.com/participate/

Check out the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=275671835792901

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