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Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O'Connor

Despite her premature death at age 39, Flannery O’Connor left behind one of the most haunting and strikingly original bodies of work in 20th Century literature. With the rural South as her backdrop, she brought to life a string of eccentric characters torn between their worldly ambitions and the need for a more enduring truth. This film traces the people and events that shaped her...

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Angie Thomas and Nic Stone in Conversation

In partnership with Little Shop of Stories, we are pleased to present Nic Stone, Atlanta-native and author of the forthcoming YA novel Dear Martin, and Angie Thomas, author of the breakout YA novel The Hate U Give. These women have each written powerful stories exploring the struggles of young Black people in America today in voices that are genuine, compelling, and unflinchingly honest. You...

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Poetry Atlanta Presents...

Join us as Poetry Atlanta returns to the Georgia Center for the Book stage to present an evening of poetry featuring Sarah Oso, Michael Walls and Anya Silver. Hosted by Collin Kelley.

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John Boyne

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, comes The Heart’s Invisible Furies, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man’s life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland This program will be held at First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave, Decatur GA 30030.

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Kate Hudson in conversation with Emily Giffin

Actress and New York Times bestselling author Kate Hudson brings her latest book, Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating A Lifetime of Tradition to the Georgia Center for the Book! Kate will be joined in conversation by #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin. This program is presented in partnership with our friends from Fox Tale Book Shoppe. In Pretty Fun, Kate Hudson shares her...

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Java Monkey Slam

Witness the battle of words. Poets have 3 minutes to kick knowledge, drop science, spin yarn. Five judges picked at random will give a numeric value to each poem. The audience will have the power to SWAY the judges’ scores. The highest and lowest scores for each contestant are dropped and the three middle scores are added to give the poet a total score...

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October Events

:Monday 23rd:

Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O'Connor

:Tuesday 24th:

Angie Thomas and Nic Stone in Conversation

:Monday 30th:

Poetry Atlanta Presents...

:Tuesday 31st:

John Boyne

November Events

:Monday 6th:

Kate Hudson in conversation with Emily Giffin

:Wednesday 8th:

Java Monkey Slam

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