CAKE, JOSH JOPLIN GROUP, DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS -- See Cake article. Joining Sacramento's finest are two locals: The Josh Joplin Group have enjoyed increased national exposure with their Artemis debut, while Athens' favorite Truckers get set to make an indelible mark of their own with the forthcoming Southern Rock Opera. Centennial Olympic Park (Sarig)
Pulitzer Prize-winning author E. Annie Proulx gets a dose of the South when she visits the Emory University SUMMER WRITERS' FESTIVAL JULY 26-27. Proulx won the award along with the National Book Award in 1994 for her novel The Shipping News, set in Newfoundland. During the festival, Proulx is scheduled to have a "spontaneous conversation" with Atlanta writer Jim Grimsley as well as teach a master class and read and sign her books. Emory University, White Hall, rooms 206 and 208. Call 404-727-4683 or visit www.emory.edu/COLLEGE/CREATIVEWRITING/resources/festival.html for more information.