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Authors of the Month: March

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March 2018

Katherine Clark, March 26, 2018

Pat Conroy’s memoirs and autobiographical novels contain a great deal about his life, but there is much he hasn’t revealed to readers—until now. My Exaggerated Life is the product of a special collaboration between this great American author and oral biographer Katherine Clark, who recorded two hundred hours of conversations with Conroy before he passed away in 2016. In the spring and summer of 2014, the two spoke for an hour or more on the...

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YATL Featuring Marie Marquardt, Rachael Hawkins, Ash Parsons and Ashley Poston, March 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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April 2018

Grace Hawthorne, Alex Walker, Lynn Hesse and Gerald Gillis, April 6, 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 interview,...

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Jason Reynolds, April 8, 2018

Presented in partnership with Little Shop of Stories. Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds’s rallying cry to the dreamers of the world. For Every One is just that: for every one. For every one person. For every one dream. But...

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2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction Ceremony, April 19, 2018

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, book lovers throughout the state will gather together to celebrate the works of the authors selected as finalists for this bienniel presentation of the Townsend Prize for Fiction. The reception and award ceremony will take place at the historic DeKalb History Center in downtown Decatur from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The finalists for the 2018 Prize represent the very best achievements in letters by Georgia writers over the course of the...

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Poetry Atlanta Presents: Jennifer Holley Lux, Karen Paul Holmes and Amy Pence, April 23, 2018

Poetry Atlanta returns to the Georgia Center for the Book for an evening of poetry, featuring Jennifer Holley Lux, Karen Paul Holmes and Amy Pence.

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Eugenia Bone, April 30, 2018

Nationally recognized nature and food writer Eugenia Bone returns to the Georgia Center for the Book for her latest book Microbia: A Journey Into the Unseen World Around You. For this visit, Eugenia will present 10 Insights into the Unseen World, a 50-minute illustrated talk that explores how microbes, are the hidden force behind so much in our lives, creating our atmosphere and fueling our own cells, assisting our sex lives, defining families, and cooling oceans....

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