Monday, March 2, 2009

Georgia Spring, Wordsmith's Books & March Events

In my last post, I stated that the weather was turning warmer.

Welcome to springtime in Georgia. It snowed all day yesterday. But the snow clouds had a silver lining--the weather was bad enough to close down my school (where I work) today, but not bad enough to close my children's daycare (they would have been upset to miss today's Dr. Seuss birthday festivities on any count). The weather for the coming weekend is supposed to be in the seventies.

There are not enough bookstores in the world, and I am sorry to say that it appears that Atlanta is losing another. According to their website today, Wordsmith's Books in Decatur is closing its doors after just two years. Good luck, guys. These are tough times. Your customers will no doubt miss you.

These are tough, anxious times. Book people might look for a little relief at one of the following events coming this month:

Monday, March 2
Brad Gooch will discuss Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta
Reception at 6 pm/program begins at 7 pm
$ for MMH members & $10 for non-members

Tuesday, March 3
Mary Kay Andrews discusses Deep Dish
Barnes & Noble Buckhead, Atlanta
7:30 pm
Call 404.261.7747 for more information.

Tuesday, March 3
Barbara Brown Taylor will discuss "Downtime: The Sacred Art of Stopping" and autograph her book, An Altar in the World.
7:30 pm.
Agnes Scott College in Decatur
Call 404.471.6430

Downtime? I wonder if Ms. Taylor fishes?

Tuesday, March 3
Writers on Writing Program--The Sophomore Slump: Writing the Second Book
Panel featuring authors Jack Riggs (The Fireman's Wife), Renee Dodd (A Cabinet of Wonders) and Tom Mullen (The Last Town on Earth)
7:15 pm at the Georgia Center for the Book/Decatur Library

Wednesday, March 4
A Cappella Books & The Opal Gallery
Rodes Fishburne discusses Going to See the Elephant
7 pm

Thursday, March 5
Women's Poetry Night featuring Andrea Cohen (Long Division) and Lynn Pederson (Theories of Rain)
A Cappella Books
7:15 at the Decatur Library

Sunday, March 8
Debra Conner, An Afternoon with Peggy Mitchell
The Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta
Program begins at 4 pm
$5 members/$10 non-members

That's just a week's worth, and no where complete. Check the links on this website for other literary events coming to Georgia.

Good luck, everybody. Watch the ice.


George, Being George--George Plimpton's Life edited by Nelson Aldrich. They just don't make them like Mr. Plimpton anymore.

Double Whammy by Carl Hiassen (Bass fishing. Murder.)


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