Books All Georgians Should Read

Authors of the Month: May

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Anthony Grooms

Inspired by true events, The Vain Conversation reflects on the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia from the perspectives of three characters, one of the victims, a presumed perpetrator, and a ten-year-old witness to the murders. In The Vain Conversation, Grooms seeks to advance the national dialogue on race relations. With complexity, satire, and occasional levity, he explores what it means to offer...

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Eve Hoffman and Kimberly Simms

Join us to celebrate the Decatur Arts Festival with an evening of poetry featuring new works highlighting the rich Southern landscape by two female poets. Eve Hoffman’s Memory & Complicity evokes the beauty of the southern landscape through sights and sounds. Hoffman shows wounds of racism, bigotry, homophobia, and poverty juxtaposed against the joys of childhood wonder and whimsey. Hoffman’s previous chapbooks include...

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YATL: Featuring S. Jae-Jones, Amanda K. Morgan and Rebecca Ross

The brain-child of Writer and Artist ,Jessi Esparza; former Bookseller and Author, Kimberly Jones; and Author, Photographer, and Writer, Vania Stoyanova, YATL is a zanny, Jimmy Kimmel-esque live talk show for readers and writers of Young Adult Literature. Featuring games, interviews and lip-synching, the shenanigan-filled show features Georgia-based, and best-selling Authors and exposes readers to the diverse voices in Young Adult Literature. Featured...

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SCBWI Gallery Show

The Southern Breeze Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) will host their annual Gallery Show at the Decatur Library. The illustration on display will be accompanied by a copy of book, or publication, in which the art appears. The Show will run through July 1, 2018 in the Main Lobby of the Decatur Library.

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Virginia Willis

In Secrets of the Southern Table, award-winning chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis takes you on a tour of today’s South—a region rich in history and cultural diversity. With her signature charm and wit, Virginia shares many well-known Southern recipes like Pimento Cheese Tomato Herb Pie and ”Cathead” Biscuits, but also some surprising revelations drawn from the area’s many global influences, like Catfish Tacos...

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Jeremy Logan, T.M. Brown, Shirley Garrett and Julia McDermott

The Georgia Center for the Book and ArtistFirst Radio Network’s The Doug Dahlgren Show, are pleased to present a brand-new program based on his weekly radio show. It will be live, on stage from the Decatur Library Auditorium! Each month host Doug Dahlgren will interview authors whose work may not be widely known, yet. Be there to hear what’s new and determine for yourself, who’s...

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May Events

:Monday 21st:

Anthony Grooms

:Tuesday 22nd:

Eve Hoffman and Kimberly Simms

:Wednesday 23rd:

YATL: Featuring S. Jae-Jones, Amanda K. Morgan and Rebecca Ross

:Friday 25th:

SCBWI Gallery Show

:Wednesday 30th:

Virginia Willis

June Events

:Friday 1st:

Jeremy Logan, T.M. Brown, Shirley Garrett and Julia McDermott

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