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An Evening with Rick Bragg | The Speckled Beauty

From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin’ and The Best Cook in the World comes the warm-hearted and hilarious story of how his life was transformed by his love for a poorly behaved, half-blind stray dog. A Cappella Books, Georgia Center for the Book, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library proudly welcome Rick Bragg to the First Baptist Church of...

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The Book as Art v.9: Muse Gallery Tickets

Limited, socially-distanced Gallery hours for in-person viewing of The Book As Art, Vol.9: MUSE in the Decatur Library during Library hours, and on Sundays. For the protection of guests and staff, MASKS MUST BE WORN IN THE GALLERY. Find a time to visit and register here. Learn more at BookasArt.com.

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Ashley M. Jones & Crystal Wilkinson: Poets Laureate Reading

Join us for a poetry reading and conversation featuring Ashley M. Jones (Reparations Now!), the Poet Laureate of Alabama, Crystal Wilkinson (Perfect Black), the Poet Laureate of Kentucky, and moderated by Chelsea Rathburn, the Poet Laureate of 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.

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“On My Mind…” Presents Brock Adams and Michael Bishop

Join us for our October reading in the On My Mind series, featuring Brock Adams, author of Ember, Gulf, and now Apocalypse Yesterday, and Georgia Sci-Fi legend Michael Bishop. This is part of our partnership with Read SC - The South Carolina Center for the Book. This virtual event will be free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here...

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2021 Fall Book Preview

Back once again by popular demand, albeit a bit later in the season, is one of our most exciting programs for fall! The 8th Annual Fall Book Preview, which will again be virtual, will highlight the biggest book releases of the season. For this event, representatives from Penguin Random House and Harper Collins Publishers will return to talk about the exciting new books that...

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2021 Voices Carry Poetry Reading

Join Poetry Atlanta and the Georgia Center for the Book for our annual Voices Carry poetry reading. This year will feature Ilya Kaminsky, Katie Farris, Khadijah Queen, Steven Reigns, and Cecilia Woloch. 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.

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September Events

:Wednesday 22nd:

An Evening with Rick Bragg | The Speckled Beauty

October Events

:Sunday 3rd:

The Book as Art v.9: Muse Gallery Tickets

:Wednesday 6th:

Ashley M. Jones & Crystal Wilkinson: Poets Laureate Reading

:Thursday 7th:

“On My Mind…” Presents Brock Adams and Michael Bishop

:Monday 18th:

2021 Fall Book Preview

:Monday 25th:

2021 Voices Carry Poetry Reading

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