Star Line Books will host the Southern Collective Experience on Oct. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Authors Charles Clifford Brooks III, Echo Montgomery Garrett and hosted by T. M. Brown will tag-team to share in discussion and readings of the unique appeal of Southern creative voices through poetry and prose.
About the authors:
Critically-acclaimed poet Clifford Brooks was born in Athens, Ga. and grew up in Crawford, Ga. His first poetry collection, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics, nominated for a Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry, was re-issued by Kudzu Leaf Press in August 2018. His second full-length poetry volume, Athena Departs: Gospel of a Man Apart, as well as a limited-edition poetry chapbook, Exiles of Eden, were published by Kudzu Leaf Press in 2017. Mr. Brooks is the founder of The Southern Collective Experience, a cooperative of writers, musicians and visual artists, which publishes the journal The Blue Mountain Review and hosts the radio show Dante’s Old South. He currently lives in northwest Georgia.
A Southern boy at heart, although he’s lived and traveled in many states far removed from his beloved boyhood roots in Georgia and Florida. He returned to his Southern roots several years ago while his two sons were still in school and regularly traveled throughout the South before returning to college shortly after his youngest son graduated. In the last 15 years he has preached, taught and coached in Alabama, Georgia and Florida until his wife and he moved outside of Atlanta and retired to write, travel, and spoil grandchildren.
Echo Garrett is an award-winning author, writer and content creator. She has been published in more than 100 media outlets including Delta Sky, Parade, Private Clubs, Virtuoso Life, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as well as interviewed on Good Morning America, CNBC, and CNN. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Authors Guild and the Atlanta Press Club.