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January 2018

Revival: Lost Southern Voices, Featuring Pearl McHaney, Jen Colatosti, and Andy Rogers, January 22, 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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YATL Featuring Jackson Pearce, Lauren Morril & Nic Stone, January 24, 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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Poetry Atlanta Presents...Anya Silver and Rupert Fike, January 29, 2018

Poetry Atlanta returns for an evening of poetry featuring Anya Silver and Rupert Fike!

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February 2018

Nadine Burke Harris, February 8, 2018

For years, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was known as a crusading physician delivering targeted care to vulnerable children. But it was Diego—a boy who had stopped growing after a sexual trauma—who galvanized her to dig deeper into the connections between toxic stress and the lifelong illnesses she was tracking among so many of her patients and their families. A survey of more than 17,000 adult patients’ “adverse childhood experiences,” or ACEs, like divorce, substance abuse,...

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Sisters in Crime Workshop: Write & Sell Your Novel, February 10, 2018

Sisters in Crime, Atlanta Chapter, present a writing workshop ideal for any writer seeking publication! Regardless of genre or level of skill, Professor Jessica Lourey will use a mixture of lecture, in-class activities, writing, and Q & A to guide you through her foolproof and exciting seven-step process for turning an idea into a novel, including: • Writing memorable characters, • Building a page-turning plot, • Creating cinematic, • Multi-purpose settings, • Editing effectively, and • Finding an agent or self-publishing All you need...

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Revival: Lost Southern Voices, Featuring Laura Crawley, Stephen Corey and Joshilyn Jackson, February 12, 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, February 21, 2018

The Big Read: Locked Up: Love Letters From Behind Bars Letters from prison are censored but many found ways to provide the truth to love ones and continue their efforts in revolutions by using codes. At this event we will read some of those letters and discuss the power those words had beyond the confinements of prison as well as the hope they inspired. This event is a part of 7 Stages National Endowment for the...

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March 2018

Revival: Lost Southern Voices, Featuring Michele Moore, Tom McHaney and Tim Tarkington, 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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