Decemberists’ Colin Meloy and Artist Carson Ellis Coming to Kavarna in February

Poverty is Real has announced the Colin Meloy of The Decemberists fame- and acclaimed artist, Carson Ellis “are stopping by Kavarna Coffee (707B East Lake Dr.) in Decatur on February 7, 2014 to host a special event with Poverty is Real!”

The duo will be give a reading from their acclaimed “Wildwood Chronicles” starting at 7p that evening.  Tickets are $15 per adult and $10 per child, with a one per family book purchase.  Tickets go on sale at Little Shop of Stories starting this Friday, January 17th.

And it’s all for a good cause…

Ticket sales from the event, hosted by Decatur-based nonprofit Poverty Is Real (PIR), will benefit the Decatur Education Foundation’s literacy programs, which aim to ensure that all students in the community, regardless of income, have access to great, age-appropriate books in their home libraries and develop a lifelong love of reading.

You may recall the wife/husband team gave the keynote at the Decatur Book Festival a couple years back.

“Poverty is Real” Concert Series Starts this Friday at Eddie’s Attic

From the great, little write-up over on the VisitDecaturGA website

There will be a music happening at Eddie’s Attic June 14-16, 2013.   It’s the third annual Poverty is Real concert series featuring album releases by Caroline Herring and Matthew Mayfield, a performance by Nashville’s Bobby Bare, Jr., and a Bob Dylan Celebration called “Shelter from the Storm,” where musicians will be covering your favorite Dylan tunes.    For the complete lineup and times, click here.  Eddies Attic is the premier listening room in the Southeast and Lenz Marketing will be the presenting sponsor.

Unfamiliar with PIR?  As detailed in a recent press release…

Every dollar raised during the weekend will be directed to Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) to aid their efforts to prevent and alleviate homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County. Last year’s event raised $10,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, merchandise, and a silent auction.

“Poverty is Real” at Eddie’s Attic July 27th-29th

Ryan Klee of Lenz Marketing sends along this press release…

July 19, 2012 (Decatur) — Poverty is Real, Inc., (PIR) announced today its second annual Decatur fundraising concert series to benefit the Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM). The event is presented by Lenz and will be held Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29 at Eddie’s
Attic in downtown Decatur.
Last year’s event raised $6,000 for DCM, and PIR organizers have set a goal of $10,000 this year.
Participating artists include Matthew Kahler, Eliot Bronson, The District Attorneys, Tedo Stone, Arlington Priest, the Bitteroots, The Flint Hill Specials, Maria Gabriella, Chris Stalcup and the Grange, Ryan Flanagan, The Skipperdees, Spencer Smith, Kristen Englenz, and Mike Killeen and the Dregs.
In addition to three nights of music, this year’s event will also include two Saturday matinee concerts for families featuring Eric Litwin, the “guitar-strumming, book-writing, song-singing, national-award-winning” bestselling author of the Pete the Cat picture books. The shows are at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and will be hosted by Little Shop of Stories.
The full show schedule is available at and tickets are available at