What better way to get the Southerners up in arms than to write a parody of Gone with the Wind featuring miscegenation and homosexuality? ALICE RANDALL , author of the infamous Wind Done Gone, a "parody" of Mitchell's original, will be speaking on her fight to get the book published and signing copies JULY 13 at Chapter 11 in Ansley Mall at 7 p.m. Chapter 11, 1544 Piedmont Road, 404-872-7986. On JULY 15, the author will be at Outwrite Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. Outwrite, 991 Piedmont Ave. 404-607-0082.
Feel the rhythm at the second annual WAH-WAH: WEST AFRICAN DANCE & DRUM CONFERENCE JULY 13-15 presented by Africa Sogaye. There will be an African marketplace, traditional and vegetarian foods, arts and crafts available as well as lectures, dance, drum, balafon and krin workshops to improve your hand and foot moves. In addition, former members of the National Ballets of Guinea, West Africa, Senegal, Gambia and the Ivory Coast will be featured in a performance July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Decatur High School, 320 N. McDonough St., Decatur. Workshops $15, concert tickets $5-$15. Decatur Recreational Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-761-8287.