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Monday, December 3, 2012

ATL Bookmarks: 9 events to hit this week

Bill Roorbach
  • Bill Roorbach reads for the Georgia Center of the Book
Georgia Center for the Book Presents: Carmen Deedy & John McCutcheon
Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Decatur

A bookish event for the whole family. Author Carmen Deedy and her husband, Grammy-nominated musician John McCutcheon, will be performing and reading to help raise funds for the DeKalb Library Foundation. Deedy's works include Return of the Library Dragon, Cows for America and The Cheshire Cheese Cat.

Kill Your Darlings Writer's Workshop

Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
Park Grounds, Reynoldstown

A bi-weekly writing workshop for writers of every make and model (essayists, poets, novelists...). It's an opportunity to bond over the written word and get to know the local writing community, with or without writing in tow.

Readings & Revelry: Holiday Celebrations with BURNAWAY, VouchedATL, and The Wren's Nest
Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

It's an evening for trifectas: holiday punch, readings, and shopping hosted by BURNAWAY, Vouched Books, and the Wren's Nest. Guests will hear selections from two collections of Atlantan historical fiction: BURNAWAY's Le Bulletin Savant de l'Institut Historique Fictif d'Atlanta and the Wren's Nest KIPP Scribes' Read After Burning. Readers include Johnny Drago, CL's Thomas Wheatley, Amy McDaniel, Scott Daughtridge, and Lauren Traetto.

Georgia Center for the Book Presents: Bill Roorbach
Dec. 4, 7:15 p.m.
Decatur Library Auditorium

Bill Roorbach, a winner of the Flannery O'Connor Prize and the O. Henry Prize, will be reading selections from his latest novel, Life Among Giants, the story of a brother and sister's adventure to solve the mystery of their parents' murders.

Naked City: Regret

Dec. 5, 8 p.m.
The Warhorse Cafe, The Goat Farm Arts Center

The monthly, part performance, part variety show is back and taking up shop at the Goat Farm. A rowdy evening that is equal parts literary production and cut-throat competition, Naked City attendees can expect ample amounts of word play, ribbing, contests, and accolades. This month's theme is "Regret." Those interested in competing are invited to bring 5 minutes of prepared performance to share. Cost is $10-$25, pay what you can.

Emory Poetry Council's: What's New in Poetry
Dec. 6, 9:30 p.m.
Emory Bookstore

Emory's poetry series hosts its final event of the semester with readings from several accomplished Brooklynites. Poets Lily Ladewig, Becca Klaver, Jennifer Tamayo, Marisa Crawford, and Hanna Andrews will be reading their works at Emory's bookstore.

True Story! #18
Dec. 7, 8:00 p.m.

Joshilyn Jackson, Rebecca Burns, and Rob Weintraub bear all at the 18th installment of the Oakhurst reading series. Attendees can anticipate a hefty dose of almost unbelievable stories of real life.

New South hosts readings from: Mark Elberfeld, Diya Chaudhuri, Jessica Temple, and Alex Gallo-Brown
Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Aurora Coffee 468 Moreland Ave.

Georgia State is bringing its Creative Writing graduate program to the heart of Little Five Points for an evening of readings. It's an opportunity for the program to showcase the talents of its poets, fiction, and non-fiction authors alike. Artwork from Zac Cox, the designer of the latest issue of GSU's New South, will also be featured.

Dec. 9, 7p.m.
The Highland Ballroom

Collin Kelley, Monic Ductan, Chris Martin, and Jayne O'Connor take the stage of the Highland Ballroom to share their latest words. Tunes from Christ, Lord.

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