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Author events April 23-29


Tribute to Thomas Lux: Edward Hirsch, Stephen Dobyns, Stuart Dischell, David Bottoms, Ginger Murchison and more. Poetry @ Tech presents a tribute to late poet and professor at Georgia Tech, Thomas Lux, who published 14 collections of poetry and influenced a generation of writers.

2:30 p.m. reception, 4 p.m. tribute. April 23. Free. Georgia Institute of Technology, Kress Auditorium, 500 Tenth St., Atlanta, 404-894-2000, iac.gatech.edu/news-events/events/2017/4/tribute-thomas-lux/582599

>>MORE Things to Do: SCAD museum’s “Shoes” exhibit puts the styles of celebrities, royalty and ordinary people on display

Tilar J. Mazzeo, “Irena’s Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto.” Mazzeo (“The Widow Clicquot”) presents the extraordinary account of Irena Sendler, who saved 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.

7:30 p.m. April 23. Talk, signing. $15. Marcus Jewish Community Center, Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 678-812-4000, atlantajcc.org

Randy Susan Meyers, “The Widow of Wall Street.” Meyers’ provocative new novel examines the seemingly blind love of a wife for her husband as he conquers Wall Street, and her extraordinary loyalty during his precipitous fall.

6:30 p.m. April 24. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock, 770-516-9989, foxtalebookshoppe.com/events/

Wendy Wax, “One Good Thing.” In the fifth book of Wax’s Ten Beach Road series, four friends end up embroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show.

6:30 p.m. April 25. Book launch. Free. Bookmiser-East Cobb, 3822 Roswell Road, Marietta, 770-509-5611, bookmiser.net/happenings2.html

Also appearing: 11:30 April 26. Luncheon. $20 includes book and lunch. RSVP. Bookmiser-Roswell, 4651 Sandy Plains Road, Roswell, 770-993-1555, bookmiser.net/

6:30 p.m. April 26. Reading, signing, refreshments. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock, 770-516-9989, foxtalebookshoppe.com/events

7 p.m. April 27. Signing. Refreshments. RSVP. $5. Book Exchange, 2932 Canton Road, Marietta, 770-427-4848, bookexchangemarietta.com

Paul Hawken, “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.” In the face of widespread fear and apathy, a coalition of researchers, professionals, and activists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. Editor Paul Hawken discusses the proposals.

7 p.m. April 25. Talk, signing. Free. Cecil B. Day Chapel, Carter Presidential Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, 404-865-7100, jimmycarterlibrary.gov/events/

Woodpecker Wonderland: An Evening with Steve Shunk. As part of Atlanta Audubon Society’s Atlanta Bird Fest (April 15-May 14), author and conservationist Shunk will present his work on woodpeckers along with his recently-published “Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America.”

7 p.m. April 25. Talk, signing, refreshments. Free with RSVP. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, 404-486-0307, atlantaaudubon.org/ABF-Events

Elizabeth Kostova, “The Shadow Land.” Kostova (“The Historian”) returns with a new novel about an American woman in Bulgaria whose efforts to return a mysterious box filled with human ashes takes readers through the country’s painful and hidden history.

7 p.m. April 25. Talk, signing. $10. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. N.E., Atlanta, 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com/programs/

Also appearing: 7 p.m. April 26. Talk, signing. Free. Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center, 10 College St., Norcross, 770-978-5154, gwinnettpl.org/calendar/elizabeth-kostova-book-talk-and-signing/

Andrew Carroll, “My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War.” Carroll (“Behind the Lines”) draws on a rich trove of both little-known and newly uncovered letters and diaries to create a marvelously vivid account of the American experience in World War I, with Pershing featured prominently in the foreground.

8 p.m. April 26. Talk, signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com/programs/

Also appearing: 1:30 p.m. April 27. Discussion, signing. Free. Milton Library, 855 Mayfield Road, Milton, 404-613-4402, afpls.org/locations/1610-milton-branch

OTHER NEWS:

Lesbianima Rising: A Celebration of Southern Lesbian Feminist Art and Cultural History. Participants will share work from the newest issue of Sinister Wisdom, exploring Southern lesbian and women’s artistic activities from 1974-1996 in stories and reflections.

7:30 p.m. April 28. Reading, discussion. Free. $5 suggested donation. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave N.E., Atlanta, 404-524-0304, charisbooksandmore.com/

Laura Silverman, “Girl Out Of Water” and Ashley Poston, “Geekerella.” In Silverman’s modern-day Cinderella story, a geeky surfer girl enters a contest to win tickets to meet the star of a film based on her favorite sci-fi series.

5 p.m. April 29. Launch, reading, signing. Free. Little Shop of Stories, 133A East Court Square, Decatur, 404-373-6300, littleshopofstories.com/april-events/



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