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May 2021

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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Decatur Short Docs Film Festival, May 11, 2021

The Decatur Short Docs ***virtual*** festival will feature two days of screenings (May 11-12) with a filmmaker talkback on Thursday, May 13th at 7 p.m. Register here. Your FREE RSVP gives you access to the screening webpage that will be updated each day with films and a link to the zoom talkback. For more details on the films, see https://decaturshortdocs.com/. ABOUT: The Decatur Short Docs Festival showcases short documentaries about people and places in our community and the...

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Sara Dykman follows the monarch migration in BICYCLING WITH BUTTERFLIES, May 12, 2021

Join us for an evening with Sara Dykman, author of Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10, 201-mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration. She will be joined by Susan Meyers of Monarchs Across Georgia. 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 a copy of the book, we hope you’ll do so from Eagle Eye...

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Tamika D. Mallory STATE OF EMERGENCY: A Meeting of the Generational Minds, May 15, 2021

Join us for a special, live, virtual event with social justice activist and author Tamika D. Mallory, as she discusses the fight for equality and her new book, STATE OF EMERGENCY: How We Win in the Country We Built. Tamika will be joined by special guests: Ilyasah Shabazz, Porsha Williams, Wisdom Cole, Nic Stone and Jeezy in a collective “meeting of the generational minds.” This is a TICKETED EVENT. The ticket price includes a copy of...

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Akira Drake Rodriguez presents her new book "Diverging Space for Deviants", May 17, 2021

Join us for an evening with Akira Drake Rodriguez as she discusses her new book Diverging Space for Deviants: The Politics of Atlanta’s Public Housing, which examines the dialectic between black feminist politics and public housing policy in Atlanta from 1936 to 2010. This virtual event will be free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar.

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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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