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September 2015

Christopher Dickey, September 2, 2015

In 1996, as James Dickey struggled with his impending death and endeavored to overcome it—an effort that had always engaged his imagination— he re-established his priorities. Recognizing that he would die from suffocation brought on by fibrosis of the lungs, he attempted to wring two long poems, “Show Us the Sea” and “For Jules Bacon,” from his earlier works and from his old self, not the drunken genius but the football player and weight lifter,...

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Christopher Dickey, September 3, 2015

Between the Confederacy and recognition by Great Britain stood one unlikely Englishman who hated the slave trade. His actions helped determine the fate of a nation. When Robert Bunch arrived in Charleston to take up the post of British consul in 1853, he was young and full of ambition, but even he couldn’t have imagined the incredible role he would play in the history-making events to unfold. In an age when diplomats often were spies,...

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Jamie Iredell, September 9, 2015

Please join us as we welcome back author and satirist Jamie Iredell, who will discuss his latest Last Mass.

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Nadia Bolz Weber, September 11, 2015

In Accidental Saints, New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls “a religious but not-so-spiritual life.” Tattooed, angry, and profane, this former stand-up comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people—a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop, and a gun-toting member of the NRA. As she lives and...

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Lauren Groff, September 16, 2015

From the award-winning, New York Times #1 bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception. Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the...

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Johnathan Scott Barrett, September 17, 2015

Rise and Shine! is an engaging, funny, and poignant memoir about a Southern son and his life’s relationship with food. Johnathon Barrett takes you on a decades-long journey of culinary exploration, starting in the 1960s in his hometown of Perry, Georgia. There in the low-rolling hills and slow-moving creeks of Middle Georgia he tells—with good humor and reflection—stories about his family, and how for generations farm-to-table food was a mainstay in their daily lives. He...

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Echol Nix, Jr. and F. Erik Brooks, September 23, 2015

Join us for an engaging discussion as Echol Nix, Jr. author of In the Beginning and F. Erik Brooks, author of Tigers in the Tempest read from their work.

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Katherine Applegate, September 29, 2015

In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There’s no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again.Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, he’s outspoken, and he’s imaginary. He has come back into Jackson’s life...

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Poetry Atlanta Presents Collin Kelley and Karen Head, September 30, 2015

Poetry Atlanta returns to the Georgia Center for the Book stage, featuring poets Collin Kelley and Karen Head. The reading, Call & Response, will feature Head and Kelley reading their poetry round-robin style selecting poems on the fly to find common themes, moods and imagery. It’s a fun, experimental and unexpected evening of poetry because the audience -- and the poets -- aren’t sure what’s coming next.

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