Writers @ The Wrecking Bar: Atlanta Noir edited by Tayari Jones

Writers @ The Wrecking Bar | Atlanta Noir edited by Tayari JonesA Cappella Books presents Writers @ The Wrecking Bar, a monthly fiction series at our neighborhood brewpub, The Wrecking Bar.

Join us and mingle with other fans of contemporary fiction each month, check out the Wrecking Bar’s own unique beer selection, wine and specially crafted cocktails, enjoy complimentary snacks, and meet and engage with some of today’s most celebrated novelists and short story writers.

Each program includes authors in conversation with local book critics, audience Q&A, and a book signing. The bar opens at 7PM, with the author conversation starting at 7:30PM.

Brand-new stories by: Tananarive Due, Kenji Jasper, Tayari Jones, Dallas Hudgens, Jim Grimsley, Brandon Massey, Jennifer Harlow, Sheri Joseph, Alesia Parker, Gillian Royes, Anthony Grooms, John Holman, Daniel Black, and David James Poissant.

Atlanta is one of America’s most dynamic and fastest-growing cities, with an increasingly diverse population. This volume honors the city’s transformation—albeit in a chilling manner—with a highly talented crew of contributors who know the city inside and out.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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Midwest Writers Workshop 2017

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The Midwest Writers Workshop offers informal contact with those key faculty members who can provide insight into the world of publishing as it exists today. These networking experiences, the manuscript evaluation scheme, the agent pitch sessions, the query letter critiques, the hands-on tutoring with social media, AND the class sessions will make the 2017 Midwest Writers Workshop, our 44th! – July 20-22, 2017 – a must for all writers.

We have continued the successful format of the past few years, with the workshop divided into two parts. Part I offers genre-specific Intensive Sessions. You may enroll in both parts, or choose just one.

Part II is filled to the brim with information on marketing and writing techniques that is valuable to writers of any genre. Participants in Part II also have the opportunity to send a 5-page manuscript to our Manuscript Evaluation Team, a 1-page query to the Query Letter Critique Team, or (free) consultations for social media or taxation for writers. And we’re also offering Professional Head Shots!

The 2017 MWW includes quality instruction by a faculty of authors, agents, editors, and specialists, plus the opportunity to meet other writers with similar interests.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

 

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Jacqueline Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

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Appearances

September 9, 2014| 10:30 AM| Politics & Prose Bookstore

September 9, 2014| 7:00 PM| Politics & Prose Bookstore

5/4: Brunch, Blogs And Books – Going From Blogger To Published Author

From Blogger To Published Author

Featured Panelists:

GG Renne Hill, blogger of All the Many Layers and author of The Beautiful Disruption

Alida Nugent, blogger of The Frenemy and author of Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse

Lindsay Deutsch, former assistant online producer for the books section of USA Today

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2014 Agnes Scott Writers’ Festival

Three distinguished authors will be on campus March 27-28, 2014 for Agnes Scott College’s 43rd Annual Writers’ Festival, the oldest continuous literary event in Georgia. Building on a long tradition of inviting distinguished writers to campus to read their works, teach, and talk with students, the Writers’ Festival began in the spring of 1972 with May Sarton as the headliner. A statewide writing contest for colleges and universities in poetry and fiction was the centerpiece of the event: the finalists’ works were published in the festival magazine, and the visiting writers selected the prizewinners in each genre. Readings and workshops with the visiting writers rounded out the program, which was open to the public as well as to the campus community.

 Events

Reading by Nick Flynn Reception and booksigning to follow Thursday, March 27, 4 p.m. Winter Theatre, Dana Fine Arts Building

Reading by Terrance Hayes Reception and booksigning to follow Thursday, March 27, 8 p.m. Winter Theatre, Dana Fine Arts Building
One of the most compelling voices in American poetry, Terrance Hayes is the author of four books of poetry: “Lighthead” (2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry; “Wind in a Box” (2006), winner of a Pushcart Prize; “Hip Logic” (2002), winner of the National Poetry Series, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and “Muscular Music” (1999), winner of both the Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has been a recipient of many other honors and awards, including two Pushcart selections, four Best American Poetry selections and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Reading by Louisa Hill ‘09 Reception and booksigning to follow Friday, March 28, 1:00 p.m. Winter Theatre, Dana Fine Arts Building

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