Don your hats and gloves, your topcoats and spats. In celebration of National Poetry Month, John Amen of Pedestal Magazine is sponsoring Sunday Salons on April 13, 20 and 27, at C.A.S.T., 2424 N. Davidson St., 28205. Salon Sundays -- don't you love the sound? -- 2-4 p.m., will include poetry, music, the spoken word and theatrical stagings by Amen and Daniel Harris.
Headliners for April 13: Award-winning poets Anthony Abbott of Davidson and Sarah Lindsay of Greensboro; poetry slam champion Ed Mabrey and Iodine editor Jonathan Rice, recipient of the 2012 Irene Honeycutt Legacy Award.
For April 20: National Book Critics Circle award finalist Dorianne Laux, who teaches in the MFA program at N.C. State, Guggenheim and NEA fellowship winner Joseph Millar and award-winning poet L. Lamar Wilson of Chapel Hill. The program will also include therapeutic harpist Beth Brown.
For April 27: Poet Morri Creech of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA faculty as well as award-winning poet Jacki Shelton Green and Walt Whitman Birthplace writer-in-residence George Wallace. Providing music: Tanja Bechtler, founder and director of the Bechtler Ensemble Music Series.