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February 2018

Four Women: A Poetry Event, February 26, 2018

Join us for a poetry event celebrating Black History Month, and inspired by the work of signer, song-writer, and social activist Nina Simone. Simone’s “Four Women” presents four characterizations of Black Women, each one speaking through Simone’s Jazz riffs and fiery vocals. The four poets will add their voice to Simone’s; challenging perceptions, defying conventions, and owning their womanhood. Featuring Erin Claridy, Theresa Davis, Nikki Gray, and Ashlee Haze

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YATL Featuring Rachael Allen and Lauren Karcz, February 28, 2018

Georgia Center for the Book is offering its young audience a zany, Jimmy Kimmel-esque live talk show centered around YA authors called YATL. The program was created by former bookseller, author and literary influencer Kimberly Jones, and author photographer, writer, literary influencer Vania Stoyanova, and writer, artist Jessi Esparza who also serves as showrunner. YATL is a live show in the Georgia Center for the Book auditorium filmed for later playback on Facebook with author...

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March 2018

Kaitlin Curtice, March 1, 2018

Join singer-songwriter and author of Glory Happening, Kaitlin Curtice as she sits in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson! When you have an experience and tell the story of that experience to someone, something sacred happens inside of you. That experience doesn’t have to be an extravagant moment, but it can be beautiful, nonetheless. And as you store up all those stories and share them, you grow your world’s boundaries. You build community...

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The Doug Dahlgren Show presents , March 2, 2018

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 hot and who’s not. A brief Q&A session, following the...

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Revival: Lost Southern Voices, Featuring Michele Moore, Tom McHaney and Maryemma Graham, March 5, 2018

In preparation for Georgia State University’s 2018 Revival: Lost Southern Voices Literary Festival, March 23-24, we are pleased to present a trio of readings celebrating the work of ”lost voices”. The South has produced great literature for generations, but times change and works are forgotten. This project celebrates forgotten and underappreciated works and their authors—lost southern voices. ”Lost” is defined as not currently read, out of print, overlooked due to a more popular or awarded...

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The Big Read: In the Time of the Butterflies, March 7, 2018

The Big Read: Cultural Politics: How Art Becomes Activism A panel discussion with local artists who use art as a form of activism and how they use their work to provoke and inspire change. This event is a part of 7 Stages National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program. This year’s Big Read book is Julia Alvarez’ In the Time of Butterflies.

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