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February 2020

Poetry Atlanta presents . . . Teri Elam and Sandra Meek, February 24, 2020

Warm up with a night of poetry by local Atlanta writers in our Poetry Atlanta Presents series. This reading will feature local and award-winning poets reading from their latest works. Our host for the evening is Collin Kelley, and the featured poets are Teri Elam and Sandra Meek. Event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30. Books will be available for purchase and to have signed.

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Book Launch for Mayra Cuevas' Salty, Bitter, Sweet , February 29, 2020

Join Little Shop of Stories and the Georgia Center for the Book for the book launch of Mayra Cuevas’ SALTY, BITTER, SWEET! Atlanta author Kimberly Jones (I’m Not Dying with You Tonight) will talk to Mayra about the release of her book and take questions from the audience. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Mayra is a professional journalist and fiction writer who prefers love stories with a happy ending. Her debut fiction short story was...

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March 2020

Peter H. Reynolds launches BE YOU!, March 3, 2020

Join Little Shop of Stories and the Georgia Center for the Book as we welcome New York Times bestselling author Peter H. Reynolds to celebrate the release of his new picture book Be You!. Peter’s words and illustrations have been inspiring children and adults alike for years, and include Sky Color, Rose’s Garden, The North Star, So Few of Me, The Dot, The Word Collector, Happy Dreamer, and more. In Be You!, Reynolds creates a...

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Carmen Agra Deedy launches Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day, March 7, 2020

Join us for the launch of local favorite Carmen Agra Deedy’s newest picture book Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day. Have you ever been REALLY mad at your best friend? This is the story of Rita and Ralph. Every day they meet to play beneath the apple tree. It’s always fun and games—until one roundly rotten day when a new game means someone ends up crying. Who knew it could be so hard to say ”I’m sorry”? Carmen Agra...

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Philip Lee Williams - Far Beyond the Gates, March 9, 2020

Join us for a reading and discussion with Philip Lee Williams for his new novel, Far Beyond the Gates. In Far Beyond the Gates, Lucy McKay, a high school English teacher from Mississippi, is estranged  from her divorced parents. Her father, Pratt McKay, is a professor of history at UNC-Chapel Hill, and her mother a professor of art history at Duke. Pratt, who is ill with multiple sclerosis, invites Lucy to spend her summer vacation with him...

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Poetry Atlanta presents Lisa Pasold and Jennifer K. Dick, March 10, 2020

Poetry Atlanta presents Lisa Pasold and Jennifer K. Dick. Lisa’s new book entitled The Riparian is a poetic narrative, and Jennifer’s is a novel in fragments, Lilith. Colin Kelley will host. Lisa Pasold is a writer originally from Montreal, now based in New Orleans. Her 2012 book of poetry, Any Bright Horse was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. Her first poetry collection, Weave, was called “a masterpiece” by Geist Magazine; her second, A Bad Year for Journalists was nominated for...

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Therese Anne Fowler in conversation with Jessica Handler, March 11, 2020

Doors open at 6:30. Event is free and open to the public, but you must purchase a copy of A Good Neighborhood from Eagle Eye in order to enter the signing line. Join us for an evening with Therese Anne Fowler, the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and A Well-Behaved Woman. Her new novel, A Good Neighborhood, asks big questions about life in America today—what does it mean to be a good...

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Gretchen Sorin - Driving While Black, March 13, 2020

Join us for an evening with Gretchen Sorin, author of Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights, which describes how the automobile fundamentally changed African American life and is the basis of an upcoming major PBS documentary by Ric Burns. Sorin reveals how the car―the ultimate symbol of independence and possibility―has always held particular importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many dangers presented by an entrenched racist...

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YATL March, March 17, 2020

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. Event is free and open to the public. This month features Mayra Cuevas, Julian Winters, and Elizabeth Tammi, and Kimberly Jones will join as co-host. Books will be available to purchase and have signed.

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Lisa Gornick in conversation with Susan Rebecca White, March 18, 2020

Join us for a conversation between Lisa Gornick and local author Susan Rebecca White, as they discuss Gornick’s new novel, The Peacock Feast. The Peacock Feast opens on a June day in 1916 when Louis C. Tiffany, the eccentric glass genius, dynamites the breakwater at Laurelton Hall—his fantastical Oyster Bay mansion with columns capped by brilliant ceramic blossoms, and a smokestack hidden in a blue-banded minaret—so as to foil the town from reclaiming the beach for public...

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Monika Zgustová’ - Dressed for a Dance in the Snow, March 19, 2020

Join us for and evening with Monika Zgustová, as she discusses her book Dressed for a Dance in the Snow, which is a poignant and unexpectedly inspirational account of women’s suffering and resilience in Stalin’s forced labor camps, diligently transcribed in the kitchens and living rooms of nine survivors. The pain inflicted by the gulags has cast a long and dark shadow over Soviet-era history. Zgustová’s collection of interviews with former female prisoners not only chronicles...

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Revival - Lost Southern Voices IV: A Festival for Readers, March 27, 2020

Join us for Revival - Lost Southern Voices: A Festival for Readers. This two-day festival begins March 27, 2020, at noon and ends at 4 p.m. on March 28, 2020. It features readings and performances of work by those Southern voices deserving to be rediscovered, revived, and reread. Invited writers and scholars will discuss their favorite authors whose works no longer receive the attention and reading they deserve. This event is free, and the public,...

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Megan Volpert launches Closet Cases, March 29, 2020

Join us for the launch of Megan Volpert’s Closet Cases: Queers On What We Wear. This is much more than a “fashion book.” It is a collection of artifacts that testifies to the power of fashion as a verb as it unfolds the complex and lovely strategies governing what we do in the LGBTQ+ community to build authentic selves that are both comfortable and seen. Jean jackets can be armor. Bracelets, spiritual totems. Belts can save...

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