Spend an evening with verse celebrating one of America’s greatest 20th century poets,with 1920s costumes, history, music, love, words, and movement. On Aug. 8, Studio@620 transforms into a dank speakeasy as Lyrics for Langston Book Release Party takes over the non-profit, multipurpose arts space. The Star Goddess Productions & GJ? Entertainment special event highlights Tampa Bay-based spoken word performer, writer and singer Venus Jones who opened for Def Poetry on Broadway, and shared the stage with Tyne Daly and Nikki Giovanni. Guest speaker Marjol Rush-Collet of The Langston Hughes Family Museum, who penned the intro to Jones’ book, shares insight, and live jazz will be performed by Jones. The first 20 advance ticket-holders will receive a complimentary celebration toast with Venus Jones at 8:20 p.m. Limited-edition, signed and numbered copies of Lyrics for Langston will be for sale (other copies available at Amazon.com or Createspace.com/3854107).