The Thanksgiving feast may have been cleared from the table but Atlanta is still serving up a host of literary events. This week visiting authors vary from steam-punk pulp novelist Cherie Priest at Charis to highly acclaimed art critic Camille Paglia at Ivy Hall. If that's not enough - Write Club Atlanta is breaking form and heading to the Goat Farm, the Squirrel Census is throwing a bonanza, and a literary bootcamp is being hosted at SCAD.
Writing With Intent
Nov. 26 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Open to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction writers alike - Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Program's facilitated group is tailored for serious writers looking for a literary workshop to shape-up their work and keep them focused. Suggested donation of $5.
Carapace Raconteurs: BLINDSIDED!
Nov. 27 | 7:30-9 p.m.
This month Carapace challenges writers to take the stage at Manuel's Tavern to share tales of shocks! More specifically - those instances of complete and utter surprise - in love, labor, or just day-to-day happenings. Readers will have five minutes to tell their tales.
The Inman Park Squirrel Census Kickstarter Celebration and Fundraising Bonanza
Nov. 27 | 8 p.m.
Victory Sandwich Bar
Atlanta's urban wildlife population count has spent the past month raising funds to print their collection of infographics and lived to tell the tale. In celebration they are inviting the community to join them for an evening of squirrel-y amusements such as ping-pong, a presentation of Nat Slaughter's infographics, and more.
Winter of Our Discontent: Write Club Atlanta Unplugged
Nov. 28 | 9 p.m.
The Goat Farm
The Write Club crew is going avant-garde for an evening at The Goat Farm. Readers Johnny Drago, Kat Greene, Jared Kelley, Jason Mallory, Julian Modugno, Rob Mosca, and Jayne O'Connor will not be going to battle. There will be no bouts. Just words and some beers. Maybe some shouting. Okay, there will certainly be shouting - it is Write Club after all.
Ivy Hall Writers Series - Camille Paglia
Nov. 29 | 6:30 p.m.
SCAD Atlanta Events Space
The author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn presents at SCAD's Visiting Writer's series at Ivy Hall on her most recent book Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars. A book which tours dozens of works of Western art - both treasured and unsung - and explores their cultural reference, representation, and effect. Her talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free with the purchase of the book or $10 without. Free for SCAD employees and students with proper ID.
Cherie Priest's "The Inexplicables"
Nov. 29 | 7 p.m.
Author Cherie Priest will be reading excerpts from her book The Inexplicables - the story of Rector "Wreck 'em" Sherman and his drug-laced, adventure-filled, post-orphanage life. In addition to this latest book, Priest is the author of a dozen titles, including a few other pulp steam-punk adventure novels. Readings will begin at 7 p.m., suggested donation of $5.
Writers Boot Camp
Dec. 1 | 1-6 p.m.
SCAD Digital Media Center
SCAD offers a one-day boot camp for the literary-minded. Writers will be invited to learn about everything from navigating the pits of social media and self-promotion, to funding their independent creative projects, and publication opportunities. Speakers include Hollis Gillespie, Catherine Ramsdell, Laura Straub, Joshilyn Jackson, and Steve Aishman. The workshop cost is $55 at the door, contact Georgia Lee for more information.
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