Seersucker Live returns Nov. 8 with The Big Flock of Birds episode, featuring six poets from the publisher Birds LLC.

For this latest installment, Seersucker's popular series of literary readings and performances moves to the gallery Le Snoot.

"My theory is that Seersucker is fulfilling a unique niche in Savannah nightlife," said co-host Erika Jo Brown in response to an email query about Seersucker's success.

"Our events are lively and convivial, occasionally scintillating, sort of erudite. They make for great dates.

"In fact, I personally will give a free cupcake to anyone who's on a first date on Friday night.

"A Seersucker event is like mandolin slicer - it seems like an interesting idea in principle, and is even better when you fully buy it."

Brown noted that Seersucker is especially pleased to be working on this event with Le Snoot and the publisher Birds LLC.

"Both organizations work incredibly hard to represent deserving artists and writers," she said.

Chris Tonelli, Emily Pettit, Ana Božievi, Sampson Starkweather, Dan Magers and Sommer Browning are the poets from Birds who will be on hand.

They will be joined by fiction writer Anthony Marra, whose first novel "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" has been praised by critics.

"The styles and voices of these poets could not be more different," said co-host B.J. Love.

"Sommer Browning is a stand-up comedian. Chris Tonelli is a librarian. Emily Pettit is a bit of a raconteur.

"And Sampson Starkweather fancies himself a used car salesman."

Birds LLC began as something of a joke, according to Love, but then "took on a life of its own."

"It's important for attendees to know that Birds LLC, as a publisher, is a passion project that grew out of the founders' love for poetry," Love said.

Co-hosts Love and Brown will be joined as usual by other Seersucker organizers. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students) and can be purchased in advance at

The performance is for ages 18 and older.

Le Snoot is at 6 E. State St. on Wright Square.

Bill Dawers writes City Talk in the Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged ( He can be reached via