Sundress Academy for the Arts Presents November Reading Series

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is pleased to announce the guests for the November installment of our reading series, poets DeeSoul Carson and Aline Mello. Join us on Thursday, November 16th at Pretentious Beer Co. from 7:00-9:00 PM for a reading followed by an open mic hosted by Shlagha Borah. Sign-up for the open mic begins at 7 PM sharp and is limited to 10-12 readers.

Aline Mello is a Brazilian writer and editor. She is the author of the poetry collection MORE SALT THAN DIAMOND (Andrews McMeel, 2022). She is an Undocupoet (2018) and her poetry has appeared in The Georgia Review, the Breakbeat Poets: Latinext anthology, The New Republic and other publications. Aline is a student at The Ohio State University (MFA).

DeeSoul Carson (He/They) is a poet and educator from San Diego, CA. His work is featured or forthcoming in Voicemail Poems, Narrative Mag, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Offing, & elsewhere. A Stanford Univerity alum, DeeSoul has received fellowships from The Watering Hole and New York University, where he is an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing program. Find more of his work at

This event is brought to you in part by grants provided by the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Our community partner for November is Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, an organization which often supports fundraising campaigns to support specific projects. Their goal is to raise funds necessary to help support a number of humanitarian needs, programs, and projects, including those for sick and injured children in the Middle East, regardless of their religion and without political affiliation or purpose. PCRF retains sole discretion and control over how contributed funds are used.

The situation in Gaza is urgent, and it’s one million children are suffering. The newest round of bombings there has left countless children needing immediate medical attention and basic necessities like food, water, and shelter.  Over the past 30 years, PCRF has been providing critical medical care and supplying basic necessities to those most in need.  They urgently need your help to continue their vital work and provide immediate relief to these vulnerable children. Please make a donation to support their efforts at


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