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Gabrielle Birkner and Rebecca Soffer in conversation with Jessica Handler

Let’s face it: most of us have a difficult time talking about death and sharing our grief. We’re awkward and uncertain; we avoid, ignore, or even deny feelings of sadness; we offer platitudes; we send sympathy bouquets whittled out of fruit. And at a time when we mourn public figures and national tragedies with hashtags, when intimate posts about loss go viral and we...

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Eugenia Bone

Nationally recognized nature and food writer Eugenia Bone returns to the Georgia Center for the Book for her latest book Microbia: A Journey Into the Unseen World Around You. For this visit, Eugenia will present 10 Insights into the Unseen World, a 50-minute illustrated talk that explores how microbes, are the hidden force behind so much in our lives, creating our atmosphere and fueling our...

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William Rawlings, Sharon Marchisello, Duncan Dobie and Tori Bailey

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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Letters About Literature Awards Ceremony

Join us as we celebrate award-winning selections from the Letters About Literature student competition. In this competition, students in grades 4 through 12 are asked to write a letter to an author--living or dead--whose work has had the most impact on their lives or influenced their view of the world. The students will be here to read their winning entries. A reception will follow.

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River of Words Awards Ceremony

We cordially invite you to our annual ceremony recognizing the young and talented winners of our statewide poetry and visual arts competition, River of Words. The ceremony is co-hosted by our partners in this program, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Project WET. We’ll recognize the school-age winners and unveil their work for the first time publicly before it goes on display at...

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Documentary Film Screening: Cheating the Stillness: The World of Julia Peterkin

The 1929 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction went to Scarlet Sister Mary, the gritty tale of a fiercely independent single mother set in a South Carolina African American farming community. The novel was a best seller at a time when American readers – white or black – weren’t interested in rural African American life. Was she white or black? According to African...

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April Events

:Wednesday 25th:

Gabrielle Birkner and Rebecca Soffer in conversation with Jessica Handler

:Monday 30th:

Eugenia Bone

May Events

:Friday 4th:

William Rawlings, Sharon Marchisello, Duncan Dobie and Tori Bailey

:Saturday 5th:

Letters About Literature Awards Ceremony

:Sunday 6th:

River of Words Awards Ceremony

:Thursday 10th:

Documentary Film Screening: Cheating the Stillness: The World of Julia Peterkin

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