Prattville’s 5th Annual Coffee House Event

July 24, 2017


CONTACT: Barbara W. Simpson
Cultural Arts and Special Events: (334) 595-0851

Prattville’s 5th Annual Coffee House Event with Art, Music and Poetry

On Sunday, August 6, the Prattauga Art Guild will hold its fifth annual Coffee House event at the Doster Center in Prattville. “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” will feature the talents of artists, musicians, and writers from Prattville and surrounding communities. The event will include an extensive art exhibit of works by members of the Prattauga Art Guild and Art Guild volunteers will be recognized for their service to the Guild.

There will be performances by three music acts. Abigail Douglas, young singer-songwriter from Marbury, will be performing songs from her recently completed CD produced by Prattville’s Tony Costaldo. Karren Pell and the Old Alabama Town Revue Crue will be performing songs from The Song Challenge CD that was released in 2016. Karren is a talented songwriter who has had a number of her compositions recorded by major artists. The event will close with a tribute led by Danny, Bruce, and Ed George to the George Brothers Band, a popular river region honkytonk band in the 1980s, in memory of Wayne, Mark, and Roger George who have all passed away.

In addition to art and music, there will be readings by three local poets. Prattville’s Ed George will read from his fourth and most recent collection, Dark Roast, published by NewSouth Books in 2016. Ed is a semi-retired attorney who served in the Army intelligence during the Viet Nam war. His poetry is reminiscent of coffee house poetry from the 1960’s and 70’s. Stephen Bray, is an eight-year Marine veteran from Prattville who served two tours of combat duty in the Middle East, and many of his poems are reflective of his combat experiences. He is also a singer-songwriter who will be performing with the Old Alabama Town Revue Crue. Stephen currently directs AUM’s English as a Second Language Program. Alabama State University professor and department chairperson Dr. Jacqueline Trimble will read from her debut poetry collection, American Happiness, published this year by NewSouth Books. This collection has received wide acclaim and Dr. Trimble has received numerous literary and poetry awards and fellowships.

There will be a coffee bar generously provided by Popwell Automotive, and coffee and sweets will be available for a small donation to the Prattauga Art Guild.

This event is free and open to the public and will be held from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m at Doster Center, 424 South Northington Street in Prattville. Additional information can be obtained from the Prattville Cultural Arts Department at (334) 595-0854 or


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