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March Book Events


Thursday, March 3rd @ 7:15pm

In Gravely Concerned: Southern Writers’ Graves, John S. Bayne highlights the final resting places of more than 150 southern writers. Even though many graves were difficult to find, the author patiently sought them out. The book includes photos and brief biographical sketches.

Where: Decatur Library Auditorium

Tuesday, March 8th @ 7pm

Lang Whitaker is a former Atlantan, an award winning sportswriter, and a lifelong Braves fan. His new book is In the Time of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades, and Me.  In this book he shares those lessons he learned from his couch watching Bobby Cox and the Braves.

A Cappella Books

Where: Manuel’s Tavern

Tuesday, March 8th @ 7:30pm – 9pm

100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day

To celebrate Georgia State University professor, Amira Jarmakani, shares selections from her book, Imagining Arab Womanhood, and leads the discussion.

Where: Charis Books & More

Saturday, March 12th @ 7pm – 10:30pm

A Mysterious Evening

This is a one night only fundraising event for the DeKalb Library Foundation. Karin Slaughter, Kathryn Stockett, and Mary Kay Andrews will be participating.  There will be southern style hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine. You can buy books and get them signed, mingle with the authors, and bid at silent auction items.  There will be a live, 45 minute mystery theater performance of ‘Murder Medium Rare’.

A limited number of tickets are on sale in advance for $65 or $75 at the door.

www.savethelibraries.com or www.dekalblibrary.org or Call 404-370-8450 ext. 2238

Where: Decatur Library

Tuesday, March 22nd @ 7:15pm

Randall Fuller sheds a new light on how the Civil War helped changed American culture in From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature. He examines the works of many authors and how the war helped transform their language.

Where: Decatur Library Auditorium

Monday, March 28th @ 7:15pm

Anne Trubek’s new book, A Skeptic’s Guide to Writers’ Houses, explores the special places in the lives of southern writers.

Presented by Georgia Center for the Book, the Wrens Nest in Atlanta, and the Southern Literary Trail.  The Southern Literary Trail is a project that draws attention to the homes of classic Southern authors in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Where: Decatur Library Auditorium

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