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Ongoing Programs

The Geor­gia Cen­ter for the Book part­ners with orga­ni­za­tions and peo­ple across Geor­gia and beyond for much of its annu­al and ongo­ing programming.

Georgia Poetry in the Parks

Geor­gia Poet­ry in the Parks

Geor­gia Poet­ry in the Parks is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Geor­gia Cen­ter for the Book, the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion, and Geor­gia Poet Lau­re­ate Chelsea Rath­burn. This pro­gram is made pos­si­ble by the Acad­e­my of Amer­i­can Poets with funds from the Andrew W. Mel­lon Foundation.

The Book As Art

The Book As Art

This annu­al exhi­bi­tion housed at Decatur Library is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Geor­gia Cen­ter for the Book and the Decatur Arts Alliance.

Revival: Lost Southern Voices

Revival: Lost Southern Voices

Revival: Lost South­ern Voic­es, a fes­ti­val for read­ers, is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Geor­gia Cen­ter for the Book and Geor­gia State — Perime­ter Col­lege. The annu­al con­fer­ence cel­e­brates his­tor­i­cal­ly exclud­ed, erased, or mar­gin­al­ized South­ern voices.

Joshilyn Jackson Summer Reading Series

Joshilyn Jackson Summer Reading Series

This annu­al sum­mer read­ing series is a part­ner­ship between the Decatur Book Fes­ti­val, the Geor­gia Cen­ter for the Book, Joshi­lyn Jack­son, and Nic­ki Salcedo.

Conversations at First Baptist

Con­ver­sa­tions at First Baptist

The Geor­gia Cen­ter for the Book is pleased to part­ner with Con­ver­sa­tions at First Bap­tist Church Decatur and oth­ers in the Decatur area to host pub­lic dia­logues that engage the minds and con­nect the spir­its of our community.

Decatur Short Docs Film Festival

Decatur Short Docs Film Festival

This series is a part­ner­ship with local doc­u­men­tary film­mak­er Hal Jacobs. The Decatur Short Docs Fes­ti­val show­cas­es short doc­u­men­taries about peo­ple and places in our com­mu­ni­ty and the South. We look for films with the heart, art, and soul of this diverse region.

On My Mind Reading Series

On My Mind Reading Series

This author series is a part­ner­ship between the Geor­gia Cen­ter for the Book and Read SC — The South Car­oli­na Cen­ter for the Book, designed to cel­e­brate authors from both sides of the border.

River of Words

Riv­er of Words

This annu­al stu­dent art and poet­ry com­pe­ti­tion is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Geor­gia Project Wet and the Geor­gia Cen­ter for the Book.

The Big Read

The Big Read

The Big Read is a pro­gram run by the Nation­al Endow­ment for the Arts (NEA), designed to revi­tal­ize the role of read­ing in Amer­i­can cul­ture by expos­ing cit­i­zens to great works of lit­er­a­ture and encour­ag­ing them to read for plea­sure and enrich­ment. The Geor­gia Cen­ter for the Book part­ners with 7 Stages to cre­ate pro­gram­ming for this annu­al selection.

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