3 fun things: March 31-April 2


DUNWOODY

Lost Southern Voices Festival

Leave Faulkner to lay dying and O’Connor to find a good man — hard as that is — and spend two days learning about the South’s lesser-known writers. Georgia State University’s Dunwoody campus welcomes contemporary Southern writers and scholars as they pay tribute to those whose works have often been overlooked. Speakers include former Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa, local author Terry Kay and scholars such as Kennesaw State’s Tony Grooms and Georgia State’s Beth Gylys. Join one or more of the eight sessions during the two days, and be on hand for the Friday evening reception to meet some of the writers. The sessions are free and open to the public.

1-9 p.m. March 31; 9 a.m.-7:15 p.m. April 1. Free; Friday reception is $15; Saturday lunch is $10. NC Auditorium, Georgia State University Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody. 770-274-5000, www.lostsouthernvoices.com.

ROSWELL

Azalea Festival

Saturday, April 1, kicks off the monthlong Azalea Festival in Roswell. See the beautiful blossoms along the woodland trails of the Chattahoochee Nature Center, or take in the diverse selection of plants in Roswell’s Serenity Garden. But the festival is not limited just to the gifts of spring; there are other fun events throughout the month, including plant sales and photo exhibits. The first weekend in April features a display of artworks by Dr. Seuss, a comedy fest, a taste of Ireland at Barrington Hall and ghost tours in the evening. Times and locations for events vary; be sure to check the festival’s website for more details.

Various times throughout April. Free-$35. Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau, 617 Atlanta St., Roswell. 770-640-3253, roswellazaleafestival.com.

LOCUST GROVE

Spring Yard Sale

If your spring cleaning is done and a few things from the back of the closet look like they could bring in a few bucks, consider selling them at Locust Grove’s community yard sale. The city invites members of the public to set up a booth in Claude Gray Park for $25. Interested sellers can sign up for a space on Friday night or early Saturday morning, and spots will be given assigned on a first-come basis. Don’t have anything to sell? Browse the booths for a bargain on a treasure or two for free.

7 a.m.-3 p.m. April 1. Free admission; $25 vendor fee. Claude Gray Park, 99 Frances Ward Drive, Locust Grove. 770-957-5043, visitlocustgrove.com.



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