Author Events Nov. 19-25


Rafi Kohan, “The Arena” and Gary Belsky, “Up Your Game.” In a fascinating, addictive look at the places we go to yell our lungs out, Sportswriter Kohan crisscrosses the country, bringing the modern American sports stadium to life. Belsky, the former editor-in-chief of ESPN The Magazine, offers the ultimate sports handbook: a compendium of the tricks, techniques, and unwritten rules every sports fan needs. Noon Nov. 19. Talk, signing. $10. Marcus Jewish Community Center, Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 678-812-4000, www.atlantajcc.org

Souad Mekhennet, “I Was Told to Come Alone.” Washington Post reporter and Daniel Pearl Award winner Mekhennet journeys behind the lines of jihad, starting in the neighborhoods where the 9/11 plotters were radicalized and culminating at the Turkish/Syrian border region where ISIS is a daily presence. In conversation with Gail Evans, bestselling author and former executive vice president of CNN. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Talk, signing. Free. Marcus Jewish Community Center, Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 678-812-4000, www.atlantajcc.org

Indies First Small Business Saturday. Authors, readers, and publishers come together in support of independent bookstores. Local authors will sign books and recommend some of their favorite titles. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 25. Meet n’ greets, signings. Free. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE., Atlanta, 404-524-0304, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Small Business Saturday with Indies First. Come see your favorite local authors and get great book suggestions that inspired them to write. Enjoy food, fun, and some of the best deals of the year. 10-5 p.m. Nov. 25. Meet n’ greets, refreshments. Free. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, 404-486-0307, www.eagleeyebooks.com



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