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September 2020

Health & the Human Experience: Author Q&A with Debora MacKenzie, September 24, 2020

The Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory, along with the Georgia Center for the Book, kick off the Health & the Human Experience Author Q&A Series with Debora MacKenzie, author of COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One. Join us for a Q&A with Debora conducted by Maryn McKenna, journalist, best-selling author and Senior Fellow, CSHH, on Thursday, September 24 from 4:30-5:30pm. RSVP here...

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2020 Decatur Short Docs Film Festival Screening & Talkback Weekend 4, September 26, 2020

Decatur Short Docs Film Festival is a Decatur/Atlanta-based festival series showcasing short documentaries about people and places primarily in the South and benefits filmmakers by providing a platform to showcase their work. The festival benefits our community by providing a forum for fresh perspectives and insights. Each festival features a theme from which submissions will be chosen, and this festival’s theme is Art Happens. For the fourth weekend, we are featuring the long-form documentary The Pasaquoyan....

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The Book as Art v.8: Infinity Artist Video Releases, September 29, 2020

Throughout the run of The Book as Art v.8: Infinity, we will be releasing artist-made videos every Tuesday at noon to the Georgia Center for the Book’s YouTube channel. The videos will premiere at their specific links at their scheduled time. You can also subscribe to the Georgia Center for the Book’s YouTube page to receive alerts. The fifth video is Valerie Aranda’s ”Caravan,” which will premiere here.

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October 2020

"A Measure of Belonging" - Anthology Reading, October 1, 2020

Cinelle Barnes, Editor of A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-one Writers of Color on the New American South, joins Aruni Kashyap of Athens, GA, and Gary Jackson, of Charleston, SC, to discuss this new anthology. This fierce collection celebrates the incredible diversity in the contemporary South by featuring essays by twenty-one of the finest young writers of color living and working in the region today, who all address a central question: Who is welcome? Assembled by editor...

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The Book as Art v.8: Infinity Artist Video Releases, October 6, 2020

Throughout the run of The Book as Art v.8: Infinity, we will be releasing artist-made videos every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. to the Georgia Center for the Book’s YouTube channel. The videos will premiere at their specific links, at their scheduled time. You can also subscribe to the Georgia Center for the Book’s YouTube page to receive alerts. The next video is Colleen Lawrence’s ”Concrete Uncertainty,” which will premiere here.

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The Book as Art v.8: Infinity - Artist Talks, October 7, 2020

Join us for an artist talk with Valerie Aranda and Clemente Orozco Farías, who collaborated on the piece “Caravan,” which is a part of the 2020 The Book as Art v.8: Infinity exhibition. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar. For more information about their work, visit the catalogue for the exhibition here.

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The Book as Art v.8: Infinity Artist Video Releases, October 13, 2020

Throughout the run of The Book as Art v.8: Infinity, we will be releasing artist-made videos every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. to the Georgia Center for the Book’s YouTube channel. The videos will premiere at their specific links, at their scheduled time. You can also subscribe to the Georgia Center for the Book’s YouTube page to receive alerts. The next video is Katie Delay’s ”Midnight in the Garden of Evil,” which will premiere here.

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The Book as Art v.8: Infinity - Artist Talks, October 14, 2020

Join us for an artist talk with Stephanie Russ and Isabelle Fleurelien, who collaborated on the piece “Boat Stories,” which is a part of the 2020 The Book as Art v.8: Infinity exhibition. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar. For more information about their work, visit the catalogue for the exhibition here.

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The Book as Art v.8: Infinity - Artist Talks, October 21, 2020

Join us for an artist talk and interview with Peggy Johnston, who created the piece “Scorpius Anomalus,” which is a part of the 2020 The Book as Art v.8: Infinity exhibition. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar. For more information about their work, visit the catalogue for the exhibition here.

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Health & the Human Experience: Author Q&A with Emily Anthes, October 22, 2020

The next author in the Health & the Human Experience Author Q&A Series, by The Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory and the Georgia Center for the Book, is Emily Anthes. Emily is the author of The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness. Join us for a Q&A with Emily conducted by Maryn McKenna, journalist, best-selling author and Senior Fellow, CSHH, on Thursday, October...

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Poetry Atlanta presents... Voices Carry Annual Poetry Reading 2020, October 26, 2020

Poetry Atlanta presents its annual Voices Carry reading. Hosted by Collin Kelley, this year’s reading features Julie E. Bloemeke, Theresa Davis, Karen Head, Gustavo Hernandez, and Cecilia Woloch. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar.

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The Book as Art v.8: Infinity Artist Video Releases, October 27, 2020

Throughout the run of The Book as Art v.8: Infinity, we will be releasing artist-made videos every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. to the Georgia Center for the Book’s YouTube channel. The videos will premiere at their specific links, at their scheduled time. You can also subscribe to the Georgia Center for the Book’s YouTube page to receive alerts. The next video is Debra Disman discussing ”Maximum Security” and ”Prairie,” which will premiere here.

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The Book as Art v.8: Infinity - Artist Talks, October 28, 2020

Join us for an artist showcase, featuring 5 artists who have pieces in the 2020 The Book as Art v.8: Infinity: Debra Disman (“Maximum Security”; “Prairie”), Christian Feneck (“The Unmade Room”), Julie Fordham (“The Dream”), Nicole Polonsky (“32xF”), and Chris Revelle (“Living Monuments”). This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar. For more information about their work, visit...

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November 2020

Health & the Human Experience: Author Q&A with Emily Willingham, PhD, November 12, 2020

The final author in the Health & the Human Experience Author Q&A Series, by The Center for the Study of Human Health and the Georgia Center for the Book, is Emily Willingham, PhD. Dr. Willingham is the author of PHALLACY: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis. Join us for a Q&A with Dr. Willingham conducted by Maryn McKenna, journalist, best-selling author and Senior Fellow, CSHH, on Thursday, November 12 from 4:30-5:30 pm. RSVP here to...

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