ATL Bookmarks: 8 Events to hit this week March 25 2013


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

This week, Autumn House Press releases Chelsea Rathburn's latest collection of poetry, A Raft of Grief, with an intimate celebration at Inman Park's White Space Gallery. The collection, which was awarded the 2012 Autumn House Poetry Prize, is Rathburn's first release since 2005's The Shifting Line. Although I haven't yet had the pleasure of reading the collection in its entirety, I have grown especially fond of its title poem, which originally appeared in The Atlantic in 2008.

Writing With Intent
March 25 | 7-9 p.m.
Charis Books and More

Open to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction writers alike, this 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.

Restless Fires Book Signing with James B. Hunt
March 26 | 7 p.m.
The Carter Library

It takes a rare man to walk the 1,000 miles from from Jeffersonville, Ky., to Cedar Key, Fla. Author James B. Hunt shares the legendary story of John Muir's 1867 trek in his new book Restless Fires.

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  • cover image courtesy of The Southern Poetry Anthology

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Monday April 22, 2013 02:46 pm EDT

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  • Visiting author Mo Willems

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Monday March 11, 2013 01:00 pm EDT
Here's a thought: Rather than celebrate the Ides of March the old-fashioned way this year, why not join Loose Change Magazine's revelry over at the Highland Ballroom? WonderRoot's literary magazine is back with a vengeance (sorry ... I couldn't resist) and celebrating the release of its third issue with an evening of readings, raffles, and dancing. Listen to Floyd Hall's interview with Managing... | more...


Monday March 4, 2013 01:00 pm EST

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! http://https://app.etapestry.com/cart/DeKalbCountyPublicLibraryF/default/item.php?ref=1850.0.39386145

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