Tonight, December 15, at 7:30 pm, Horizon Theatre in Atlanta's Little Five Points District will present WordFeast, a Georgia author-filled event to help the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Among those appearing will be Melissa Fay Greene, Pearl Cleage, Joshilyn Jackson, Carmen Deedy, and Rob Cleveland. It's just $15 to get in or--better yet--15 canned goods. For more information, call Horizon Theatre at 678-553-5972, or visit the Atlanta Community Food Bank at http://www.acfb.org/.
In addition to a great line-up of terrific authors and performers, Horizon Theatre is a hoot all by itself. If it hasn't changed over the past few years, it kind of reminds you of what the original Saturday Night Live studio looked like. And they do great stuff (see Santaland Diaries, for example).
You'll also be in the Little Five Points District. While you are there, be sure to get over to A Cappella Books. You'll also be just a short distance from the Virginia-Highlands area. Get over there and visit the Atlanta Book Exchange. Finally, you'll also be just a short drive from Georgia's bookstore Mecca, Decatur.
Yesterday, Georgia native and author, and regular contributor to Garden & Gun Magazine, Roy Blount, Jr. was interviewed on NPR's Bob Edward's Weekend. He was discussing his new book, Alphabet Juice. Here is the perfect holiday gift for your college English major, your aspiring author loved one, or your favorite Scrabble addict. The interview was worth listening to just for the discussion of certain off-color words.
Could someone please send me a quick email and assure me that Memorable Books of Stone Mountain, Georgia has not fallen to the current economic times? I can't seem to get in touch with that famous Georgia book landmark.
Merry Christmas Everybody, and Happy Holidays (whatever your holiday happens to be).
And Good Luck.
Recommended (Santa, are you reading?): George, Being George--George Plimpton's Life by Nelson W. Aldrich (just out from Random House)