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October 2019

On The Same Page presents: Raina Telgemeier, October 23, 2019

The 2019 selection for On The Same Page is Smile, by Raina Telgemeier. Raina is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, Sisters, and Ghosts, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Raina’s accolades include three Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best-of...

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A Reading with Markus Zusak, October 26, 2019

Markus Zusak is the author of six books, including the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which spent more than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list, and is translated into more than forty languages—establishing Zusak as one of the most successful authors to come out of Australia. To date, Zusak has held the number one position at,, the New York Times bestseller list, as well as in countries across South America,...

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Annual Voices Carry Poetry Reading presented by Poetry Atlanta, October 28, 2019

Join us for an evening of poetry featuring local poets. Hosted by author and poet Collin Kelley, this month’s event will feature Alice Friman, Karen Head, Megan Volpert, and Cecilia Woloch. Event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30. Books will be available to purchase and have signed.

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Pat Conroy: Our Lifelong Friendship by Bernie Schein, October 29, 2019

Writer and educator Bernie Schein will discuss his latest book, Pat Conroy: Our Lifelong Friendship. Bernie was the famous author’s best friend from the time they met in a high-school pickup basketball game in Beaufort, South Carolina, until Conroy’s death in 2016. A love letter and homage, and a way to share the Pat he knew, this book collects Bernie’s cherished memories about the gregarious, welcoming, larger-than-life man who remained his best friend, even during...

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A Reading with Andy Griffiths, October 30, 2019

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 30 bestselling books since their first title, Just Tricking, was published in 1997. In Australia Andy and Terry’s books have sold over 10 million copies, won 80 children’s choice awards and 10 Australian Book Industry Awards—including Book of the Year for The 91-Story Treehouse in 2015. Their much-loved Treehouse Series has been embraced by children...

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November 2019

Dale Cardwell - Don't Get Scammed: Get Smart!, November 4, 2019

Consumer Investigator Dale Cardwell has a mission: to promote ethical business practices that empower consumers and expose scammers. His debut book, Don’t Get Scammed: Get Smart!, endeavors to do just that. In this consumer-oriented handbook, Dale shares his seven-step strategy to becoming a savvy consumer. With decades of expertise from investigative reporting and running TrustDALE, an online database of reputable businesses, Dale will teach readers how to identify a scam before they get swindled. Don’t...

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Airing Our Monsters: NEA Big Read 2019-2020 Keynote, November 5, 2019

7 Stages launches their 2019 - 2020 Big Read program, featuring Kelly Link’s Pretty Monsters as their book selection, with a conversation between poets Theresa Davis and Shay Alexi. Theresa Davis is one of Atlanta’s best known performance poets, giving voice to the things that you’ve been thinking but never could articulate. Theresa has forged an impressive career as a solo performer, winning poetry slams and featuring at spoken word venues around Atlanta and the nation,...

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John Simon reads from Strangers In A Stranger Land, November 13, 2019

Come listen to John Simon discuss his book, Strangers in a Stranger Land, the first comprehensive history of Finland’s Jewish community. It examines the survival of Finland’s Jews against the background of the great powers’ struggles of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. In addition to its meticulously researched historical sections, the book contains a fact- based narrative of three generations of one fictional but representative Jewish family. By combining these two...

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Books All Georgians Should Read Awards Ceremony, November 14, 2019

For the tenth time, the Georgia Center for the Book (GCB) selected the works of prize-winning authors and illustrators with Georgia connections for the 2019 “Books All Georgians Should Read” and “Books All Young Georgians Should Read” lists. The authors and illustrators will be honored on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at a free, public event at 7:30 p.m. at the Decatur Library. The 2019 ”Books All Georgians Should Read” list includes: Real Queer America: LGBT Stories...

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Shannon Messenger reads from Legacy, November 19, 2019

Join us for a special evening with New York Times bestselling author Shannon Messenger. Together with Little Shop of Stories, we welcome her on tour for Legacy, the eighth book in her New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series. In Legacy, illusions shatter—and Sophie Foster and her friends face impossible choices. This event is free and open to all, but you must purchase a copy of Legacy from Little Shop...

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YATL featuring Kelly Coon, Amanda Joy, Sarah Lyu, Gilly Segal, November 20, 2019

YATL is a zany live talk show for readers and writers of Young Adult Literature, hosted by author, photographer, and writer, Vania Stoyanova. The shenanigan-filled show celebrates Georgia-based, bestselling Young Adult authors. This month’s event features Gilly Segal, Kelly Coon, Amanda Joy, and Sarah Lyu. Doors open at 6:30. Event is free and open to the public. Books will be available to purchase and have signed.

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