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Weekend Book Events

Poetry at Tech is a reading and discussion on Thursday, October 27th, 7:30 pm with Carl Dennis and Kate Johnson

It will be in the Kress Auditorium at The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum (Institute of Paper Science & Technology).

The event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.


On Thursday, October 27th at 8:00 pm Tony Horwitz will be at the Atlanta History Center to talk about his new book, Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War. John Brown’s uprising stunned the nation and was a pivotal moment in U.S. History. The raid on Harpers Ferry prompted a counterattack led by Robert E. Lee and his defiant eloquence after his capture galvanized the North.

Admission is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 404.814.4150 or reserve tickets online.


SCAD Atlanta hosts Free Speech Friday on October 28th, Noon at Ivy Hall.

Free Speech Friday is free and open to the public and features SCAD writers and scholars.

It is encouraged to bring a lunch and spend lunch hour with SCAD. “Werewolves in London and Other Gothic Accoutrements” will be presented by Dr. Teresa Griffis. She will look at the structural elements that build a true Gothic novel or story.

Reservations are requested. Contact Lee Barry Todd at 404.253.3324.


Scott Poole will be talking about his new book, Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting, at Eagle Eye Book Shop on Friday, October 28th, 7pm – 9pm. Philip Nutman will join him and the two will discuss the historical and cultural significance of horror and monsters in American culture. Both authors will have books available for signing.


Atlanta History Center presents Digging up the Details: using Cemeteries and Cemetery Records in Family History Research. The workshop will be on Saturday, October 29th, 10:30 am -Noon.

Archivist Sue VerHoef teaches how to use various resources to locate your ancestors and how details on the grave marker can provide information about how they lived.

Admission is $10 members and $15 nonmembers. Reservations are suggested; call 404.814.4150 or online.


On Wednesday, November 2nd, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library hosts a lecture and book signing of Anne Emanuel. A reception is at 6:00pm and the lecture is at 6:45pm. Elbert Parr Tuttle: Chief Jurist of the Civil Rights Revolution is the first and only authorized biography of Elbert Parr Tuttle. As chief judge, he had jurisdiction over most of the Deep South through the civil rights revolution. He was known for his determination to render justice and his swift, decisive rulings.
If you cannot attend the reading, but would like a signed copy of Elbert Parr Tuttle: Chief Jurist of the Civil Rights Revolution, you may reserve it here.

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