Author Readings and Book Signings

Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St
Presented by the Georgia Center for the Book

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Details on the 2017 author line-up coming soon. Take a peek at last year’s readings below.

Bridge Eight Literary Magazine Poetry Reading

In the latest issue, Bridge Eight Literary Magazine featured four Georgia poets. The event will bring together several of these Georgia poets on one stage to read poems selected for the issue, as well as other works. Bridge Eight is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Brent Walker
Hidden_South_2016The Hidden South – Come Home

The Hidden South – Come Home is the first book by Atlanta-based photographer and storyteller, Brent Walker. Through stunning portraiture and intimate conversations, Brent takes the reader on a journey across the Southeast United States, uncovering stories of heartbreak, addiction, and hope. The book features more than 100 stories and portraits of people from all walks of life juxtaposed with photos of the Southern landscape that help paint a rich and complex picture of The Hidden South.

Mark Zwonitzer
zwonitzer-statesmanstoryteller-_2016The Statesman and The Storyteller

Mark Zwonitzer discusses his latest work: a dual biography covering the last ten years of the lives of friends and contemporaries, writer Mark Twain and statesman John Hay. The Statesman and The Storyteller provides not only an intimate look into the daily lives of these men, but also an elucidating portrait of the United States on the verge of emerging as a world power. With the compelling pace of a novel and epic sweep of historical writing, Zwonitzer captures the humanity and nuance of Hay and Twain in this masterful biography.