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Monday, February 25, 2013

ATL Bookmarks: 7 Events to hit this week

Andrew Hudgins reads at GA State
  • Photo Compliments of Ohio State University
  • Andrew Hudgins reads at GA State
This week brings the return of staple events Writing With Intent and Carapace. Peppered throughout the week are a flurry of book releases and readings from esteemed authors such as Young Adult giant Maureen Johnson and poet and essayist Andrew Hudgins.

Writing With Intent
Feb. 25 | 7:30 p.m.
Charis Books and More

Open to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction writers alike - Charis Circle's 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: Mean Lies and Dirty Love Tricks
Feb. 26 | 7:30 p.m.
Manuel's Tavern

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Carapace has elected to bring February to a close with tales of romantic misdemeanors. Come take the stage at Manuel's Tavern and recount your most true betrayals of the heart. Readers will have five minutes to tell their tales - the event begins at 7:30.

Georgia State University hosts Andrew Hudgins
Feb. 28 | 4:30 p.m.
Troy Moore Library, Room 939

Poet and essayist Andrew Hudgins will read at Georgia State University on Thursday. The author of several different bodies of work, most recently 2003's Ecstatic in the Poison, Hudgins brings with him decades of insight on the written word.

Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America: An evening with Jaime Harker
Feb. 28 | 7:30 p.m.
Charis Books and More

Jaime Harker discusses author Christopher Isherwood's unique ability to write about gay life for mainstream America during the Cold War. Isherwood authored such highly revered works as A Single Man, The World in the Evening, Down There on a Visit, and A Meeting by the River.

Georgia Center for the Book hosts David and Jeanie Gushee
Feb. 28th | 7 p.m.
Decatur First Baptist Church

In their book Yours is the Day, Lord, Yours is the Night authors David and Jeanie Gushie celebrate the rhapsody and praxis of Christian faith. Their combined backgrounds in theology and the written word make for a unique perspective. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at a signing after the event.

Maureen Johnson Book Release Party
March 3 | 2 p.m.
The Little Shop of Stories

Young adult author Maureen Johnson shares The Madness Underneath, the latest installation in her Shades of London series. A fictitious tale set in the era of Jack the Ripper, it's sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Shayne Wheeler Book Release Party
March 3 | 7 p.m.
The Little Shop of Stories

Decatur celebrates the book release of one of its own. Pastor Shayne Wheeler's The Briarpatch Gospel: Fearlessly Following Jesus into the Thorny Places focuses on his decision to open a community-driven church that empowers its attendees to work their way through the nettles.

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