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Caleb Woods: Expressing Mental Illness Through Poetry

  • Little Professor Book Center Homewood, AL (map)

Harnessing Darkness traces the struggle of living with mental illness.

Through sections aptly titled Birth, Life, Death, and Rebirth, Caleb Woods gives readers the experience of what it’s like to live in the mind of someone who struggles with a roller coaster of emotions on a daily basis. Caleb chooses to open the doors of his mind, allowing you to see not only the dark, but the light. Caleb lets each nightmare, depressed thought, and abundance of anxieties come to the surface with harrowing and hopeful poems about the struggles of living with mental illness and growing up gay in the Bible Belt. Experience loss, pain, heartbreak, and hope with Harnessing Darkness.

Caleb is a full time author who lives in Birmingham, Alabama. This event will be held at AWC member organization and beloved bookstore, Little Professor.

Earlier Event: September 21
Insatiable Readers: Banned Books
Later Event: September 22
An Afternoon With Daniel Wallace