ATL Bookmarks: 6 events to hit this week March 04 2013

Somehow, even with the Association of Writers and Writing Programs hosting its annual conference in Boston this week, Atlanta still has a myriad of literary events taking place. We have too much momentum to stop now! Image

  • image via the DeKalb Library Foundation
  • DeKalb Library Foundation's Blugrass Evening

March 4 | 8:30 p.m.
The Goat Farm Arts Center

It's the first Monday of March, which means Bernard Setaro Clark and Gina Rickicki are back with NAKED CITY for another evening of unrestrained, unorthodox debauchery at the Goat Farm. This month's theme? BANG/WHIMPER. Competitors have five minutes to make their point or are forced to face the Wheel of Death. $10-25 pay-what-you-can at the door.

Kill Your Darlings Writer's Workshop
March 4 | 8 p.m.
Park Grounds

A biweekly writing workshop for writers of every make and model: essayists, poets, novelists - all are welcome. Take the opportunity to bond over the written word and get to know community, with or without writing in tow.

Georgia Center for the Book hosts Paul Presley
March 6 | 7:00 p.m.
The Jimmy Carter Library

Partnering with the Carter Center Library and the Ossabaw Island Educational Alliance, the Georgia Center for the Book hosts author Paul Presley for a discussion of colonial Georgia and its integration into British Caribbean trade.

Georgia Center for the Book hosts Dennis Kimbro
March 6 | 7:15 p.m.
Decatur Library Auditorium

Dennis Kimbro addresses a wealth of economic travesty in his book The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires. The result of seven years of study of a thousand of the nation's wealthiest African-Americans, the book takes an honest and direct approach to the socioeconomic impact of the economic crisis on the African-American community at-large.

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  • cover image courtesy of The Southern Poetry Anthology

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  • cover art compliments of Autumn House Press
  • A Raft of Grief

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