Books All Georgians Should Read

Authors of the Month: October

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October 2018

An Evening of Poetry with Louise Runyon, Thrower Starr, and Robert Brown, October 16, 2018

Join us for an evening of poetry, featuring Louise Runyon, Thrower Starr, and Robert Brown. Supported in part by Poets & Writers. Louise Runyon has just released her fourth book of poetry, The Passion of Older Women – a manifesto on the wisdom, strength, needs and desires of older women, as well as a testament to those who have gone before. A dancer/choreographer as well as poet, she is Artistic Director of Louise Runyon Performance Company...

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Wil Haygood, October 22, 2018

From best-selling author Wil Haygood, Tigerland is the emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year.

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November 2018

Jamie Iredell, November 1, 2018

Jamie Iredell returns to the Georgia Center for the Book with his latest novel, THE FAT KID! Born unto a father steeped in violence, the fat kid grows up tortured for his ever-expanding girth. As a young man, the fat kid tends bar where his friends and coworkers muddle about the drinkers, including the fat kid’s own daddy. They are all subject to the influence of a mysterious blond-haired and black-garbed stranger who comes and goes,...

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Lori Duff, Haywood Smith, Fran Stewart and Bobby Nash, November 2, 2018

The Georgia Center for the Book and ArtistFirst Radio Network’s The Doug Dahlgren Show are pleased to present the next list of Authors You Should Know! For November host Doug Dahlgren will interview Lori Duff, Haywood Smith, Fran Stewart and Bobby Nash! Be there to hear about these fabulous writers. A brief Q&A session, following the interview, will offer attendees the opportunity to address the authors directly.

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Toni DiTerlizzi, November 9, 2018

Tony DiTerlizzi discusses Kenny & the Dragon, the New York Times bestselling tale of chivalry and showmanship. Brought to you in partnership with Little Shop of Stories and the Little Shop of Stories On the Same Page program!

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Poetry Atlanta Presents...Voices Carry, November 15, 2018

Poetry Atlanta Presents their annual Voices Carry reading, featuring Collin Kelley, Rupert Fike, Sharan Strange, and Cecilia Wooloch!

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Tom Clavin, November 20, 2018

Tom Clavin, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Heart of Everything That Is comes to the Georgia Center for the Book to discuss his latest book, Valley Forge.

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