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April 2021

Seamus McGraw discusses , April 15, 2021

Join us for an evening with Seamus McGraw, as he discusses his new book From a Taller Tower: The Rise of the American Mass Shooter. McGraw chronicles the rise of the mass shooter to dismantle the myths we have constructed around the murderers and ourselves. 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. If you’d like to purchase...

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Cate Holahan, discusses HER THREE LIVES, April 20, 2021

Join us for an evening with author Cate Holahan as she discusses her new standalone thriller Her Three Lives, in which a family must determine who the real enemy is after a brutal home invasion breaks their trust in each other. 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. To purchase a copy of the book from Eagle...

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Living Health: Spring 2021 Author Q & A with Chelsea Wald, April 21, 2021

This is part of the Health Storytelling series Living Health: Spring 2021 with Emory’s Center for the Study of Human Health. The second this spring is a discussion with Chelsea Wald, author of Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet. There will also be a Q & A conducted by Maryn McKenna, journalist, best-selling author and Senior Fellow, CSHH. RSVP here to reserve your place at this event. An email will be...

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May 2021

Gin Phillips in conversation with Joshilyn Jackson, May 4, 2021

Join us for the 2021 Joshilyn Jackson Summer Reading Series presented by the Georgia Center for the Book and the AJC Decatur Book Festival. This year, Joshilyn and her co-captain, Atlanta author and journalist Nicki Salcedo, have curated a selection of some of the year’s best reads, starting with Joshilyn Jackson in conversation with Gin Phillips (Family Law) on May 4, 2021, at 7 p.m. ET. Tickets are free and open to the public, but...

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Molly Greeley for & Vanessa Riley in conversation with Nicki Salcedo, May 11, 2021

Join us for the 2021 Joshilyn Jackson Summer Reading Series presented by the Georgia Center for the Book and the AJC Decatur Book Festival. This year, Joshilyn and her co-captain, Atlanta author and journalist Nicki Salcedo, have curated a selection of some of the year’s best reads, including this week’s event with Nicki Salcedo in conversation with Molly Greeley (The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne De Bourgh) and Vanessa Riley (An Earl, The Girl, &...

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Stacey Abrams in conversation with Joshilyn Jackson, May 18, 2021

Join us for the 2021 Joshilyn Jackson Summer Reading Series presented by the Georgia Center for the Book and the AJC Decatur Book Festival. This year, Joshilyn and her co-captain, Atlanta author and journalist Nicki Salcedo, have curated a selection of some of the year’s best reads, including this week’s event with Joshilyn Jackson in conversation with Stacey Abrams, for her new novel While Justice Sleeps, on May 18, 2021, at 7 p.m. EDT. Tickets...

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Rochelle Alers & Mary Kay Andrews in conversation with Joshilyn Jackson, May 25, 2021

Join us for the 2021 Joshilyn Jackson Summer Reading Series presented by the Georgia Center for the Book and the AJC Decatur Book Festival. This year, Joshilyn and her co-captain, Atlanta author and journalist Nicki Salcedo, have curated a selection of some of the year’s best reads, including this week’s event with Joshilyn Jackson in conversation with Rochelle Alers (The Beach House) and Mary Kay Andrews (The Newcomer) on May 15, 2021, at 7 p.m....

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June 2021

Ilona Bannister, Nancy Johnson, & Andromeda Romano-Lax in conversation with Nicki Salcedo, June 1, 2021

Join us for the 2021 Joshilyn Jackson Summer Reading Series presented by the Georgia Center for the Book and the AJC Decatur Book Festival. This year, Joshilyn and her co-captain, Atlanta author and journalist Nicki Salcedo, have curated a selection of some of the year’s best reads, including this week’s event with Nicki Salcedo in conversation with Ilona Bannister (When I Ran Away), Nancy Johnson (The Kindest Lie), and Andromeda Romano-Lax (Annie and the Wolves)...

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Claire Andrews, Genevieve Gornichec, & Jennifer Saint in conversation with Nicki Salcedo, June 8, 2021

Join us for the 2021 Joshilyn Jackson Summer Reading Series presented by the Georgia Center for the Book and the AJC Decatur Book Festival. This year, Joshilyn and her co-captain, Atlanta author and journalist Nicki Salcedo, have curated a selection of some of the year’s best reads, including this week’s event with Nicki Salcedo in conversation with Claire Andrews (Daughter of Sparta), Genevieve Gornichec (The Witch’s Heart), and Jennifer Saint (Ariadne) on June 8, 2021,...

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P. Djèlí Clark & Nghi Vo in conversation with Nicki Salcedo, June 15, 2021

Join us for the 2021 Joshilyn Jackson Summer Reading Series presented by the Georgia Center for the Book and the AJC Decatur Book Festival. This year, Joshilyn and her co-captain, Atlanta author and journalist Nicki Salcedo, have curated a selection of some of the year’s best reads, including this week’s event with Nicki Salcedo in conversation with P. Djèlí Clark (A Master of Djinn) and Nghi Vo (The Chosen and the Beautiful) on June 15,...

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Angeline Boulley & Kelly Quindlen in conversation with Joshilyn Jackson, June 22, 2021

Join us for the 2021 Joshilyn Jackson Summer Reading Series presented by the Georgia Center for the Book and the AJC Decatur Book Festival. This year, Joshilyn and her co-captain, Atlanta author and journalist Nicki Salcedo, have curated a selection of some of the year’s best reads, including this week’s event with Joshilyn Jackson in conversation with Angeline Boulley (Firekeeper’s Daughter) and Kelly Quindlen (She Drives Me Crazy) on June 22, 2021, at 7 p.m....

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Kaitlyn Greenidge & Kirstin Valdez Quade in conversation with Joshilyn Jackson, June 29, 2021

Join us for the 2021 Joshilyn Jackson Summer Reading Series presented by the Georgia Center for the Book and the AJC Decatur Book Festival. This year, Joshilyn and her co-captain, Atlanta author and journalist Nicki Salcedo, have curated a selection of some of the year’s best reads, including this week’s event with Joshilyn Jackson in conversation with Kaitlyn Greenidge (Libertie) and Kirstin Valdez Quade (The Five Wounds) on June 29, 2021, at 7 p.m. ET....

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