Author Events March 19-25


Angie Thomas, “The Hate U Give”

6:30 p.m. March 19. Talk, Q&A, signing. Free. Suggested donation $5. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave N.E., Atlanta, 404-524-0304, charisbooksandmore.com

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Thomas’ debut novel addresses racism and police violence in the story of a teenage girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of a childhood friend. Author Becky Albertalli (“Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda”) will moderate.

Emory University Reading Series: Tiphanie Yanique

6:30 p.m. March 20. Reading, signing, reception. Emory University, Joseph W. Jones Room, Level 3, Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, 404-727-6861; 2:30 p.m. March 21. Colloquium. Emory University, Kemp Malone Library, N301 Callaway Memorial Center, 537 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, creativewriting.emory.edu/home/reading_series/yanique-tiphanie.html

Yanique’s poetry collection, “Wife,” won the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry, and NPR chose her award-winning novel, “Land of Love and Drowning,” as one of the best books of 2014.

Charlie Lovett, “The Lost Book of the Grail”

7 p.m. March 20. Talk, signing. Free. Holy Trinity Parish, 515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, 404-370-3070, Ext. 2285, georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=937

Lovett (“The Bookman’s Tale”) tells the story of an obsessive bibliophile’s quest for a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail.

Margaret George, “The Confessions of Young Nero”

6 p.m. March 21. Talk, Q&A, signing. Free. Meeting Room C, Milton Library, 855 Mayfield Rd, Milton, bookmiser.net/happenings2.html

The bestselling historical author of “The Memoirs of Cleopatra” takes on the notorious and misunderstood Emperor Nero and traces his ruthless ascension to the throne in the tumultuous Roman Empire.

“In Conversation: The Short Story,” with Kirstin Valdez Quade, Xhenet Aliu and Reetika K. Nijhawan

7:15 p.m. March 21. Talk, signing. Free. Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, 404-370-3070, Ext. 2285, georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=943

Georgia writers Xhenet Aliu (“Domesticated Wild Things”) and Reetika K. Nijhawan (“Kismetwali & Other Stories”), and Kirstin Valdez Quade, (“Night at the Fiestas”) an assistant professor at Princeton University, will discuss the process of writing short stories.

Will Schwalbe, “Books for Living”

7 p.m. Mar 22. Talk, signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta, 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com/programs/

In this personal field guide to reading, Schwalbe (“The End of Your Life Book Club”) celebrates books: how they shape us, inspire us, connect us with others, and become a part of who we are.

Wayne Pacelle, “Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals”

7 p.m. March 22. Talk, signing. Free. A Cappella Books, 208 Haralson Ave. N.E., Atlanta, 404-681-5128, acappellabooks.com/events.php

Humane Society President/CEO Pacelle describes a revolution in American business and public policy that is changing forever how we treat animals and conduct commerce.

Lisa Yarger, “Lovie”

7 p.m. Mar 24. Talk, signing. Free. A Cappella Books, 208 Haralson Ave. N.E., Atlanta, 404-681-5128, acappellabooks.com/events.php

Yarger’s book explores the life and work of Lovie Beard Shelton, an Eastern North Carolina midwife ca. 1950-2001, whose career spanned enormous changes in midwifery and in the ways women give birth.

The Art Deco World: Researching the 1920s, with Amber Brock

2 p.m. March 25. Talk, signing. Free. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, 404-486-0307, eagleeyebooks.com

Brock will present a slideshow of the art and architecture that inspired “A Fine Imitation,” and discuss the research that helped create the vivid picture of New York high society in her novel.

ZAMI NOBLA Presents: “The Complete Works of Pat Parker”

7:30 p.m. March 25. Reading, signing. Free. Suggested donation $5. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave N.E., Atlanta, 404-524-0304, charisbooksandmore.com/

A reading in the round celebrates feminist poet/activist Parker with a new collection that historicizes her significance to black women’s literary traditions, lesbian erotics, black gay struggles and black feminism, and global social justice movements.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Living

Mary Rose Taylor faces greatest challenge yet
Mary Rose Taylor faces greatest challenge yet

Mary Rose Taylor is typing with her right thumb. One letter at a time, she explains herself, touching the screen on her iPhone with the only digit that works, carefully shifting for capital letters and punctuation. Her Buckhead condominium is quiet but for the hiss of the portable ventilator, automatically inflating her lungs every three seconds. The...
High-tech tickets and other gadgetry at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Great news, Atlanta Falcons and United fans. If you’re headed to a home game this season, there’s literally no way you can lose your ticket. Of course, if you don’t already have tickets and were hoping to score a deal from a scalper, you’re pretty much out of luck. “No...
Kim Zolciak gets her son Kash his own dog four months after he was attacked by a dog
Kim Zolciak gets her son Kash his own dog four months after he was attacked by a dog

Kash, one of Kim Zolciak’s sons, on the reality show “Don’t Be Tardy.” This was posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog Kim Zolciak’s five-year-old son Kash was attacked in the face by a dog four months ago and landed in the hospital...
12 hot events to keep you warm this fall
12 hot events to keep you warm this fall

The fall arts season will soon be upon us. Here are a dozen events we’re eagerly anticipating as the season gets underway. ‘Shakespeare in Love.’Richard Garner, who shuttered Georgia Shakespeare in 2014 after 29 years. returns to his old Georgia Shakespeare haunt, Oglethorpe University, to direct “Shakespeare in Love”...
‘Creative Loafing’ ends weekly print edition, focused on monthly, digital
‘Creative Loafing’ ends weekly print edition, focused on monthly, digital

This was posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc..com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog For decades, in-town Atlantans would pick up free copies of “Creative Loafing” at the local pizza place or bookstore or bar to keep up with local culture and news, as well as peruse the advertising for...
More Stories