COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, August 22

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Finding Gus

    Listen as Maryland-based storyteller Ellouise Schoettler presents Finding Gus: Love. Loss. Reunion., a touching story about her grandfather, a 1905 Southern college football star.

Saturday, August 23

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Illumination: An Evening of Ecstatic Poems

    Chris Jansen presents his New Collection of Rumi Translations.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Genealogical Storytelling Workshop

    "Flesh on Old Bones: A Storytelling Workshop" is a four-hour workshop in which Ellouise Schoettler demonstrates how to turn genealogical research into engaging stories. Includes a buffet lunch. RSVP.

Monday, August 25

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.acclibrary.org

    Last Monday Book Group

    This month, participants will read whatever they choose—fiction or non-fiction—about World War I. Newcomers are welcome.

Tuesday, August 26

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Athens Land Trust

    5:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. bobambrosejr@gmail.com

    Nature Writing Group

    Local poet Bob Ambrose will read his poems and lead a discussion around the theme "Through the Dark Night, Gently: On Loss, Despair and Pathways to Hope."

Wednesday, August 27

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Chops and Hops

    7 p.m. FREE! patricia.priest@yahoo.com

    Oconee Democrats Book Group

    This month's book is Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! nuria_jaumot@terc.edu

    Mixing in Math Mini-Workshop

    Nuria Jaumont-Pascual from Mixing in Math leads a mini-workshop on mixing math into creativity, play and socializing. Participants will learn about MiM's books, Food Fights, Puzzles and Hideouts and Say it with Shapes and Numbers, as well as card and board games for elementary age children.

Thursday, August 28

3 events

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Books & Bites

    UGA Associate Professor of History Kathleen Ann Clark will discuss her work on the second volume of Georgia Women. Bring a brown bag lunch. Registration required.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30–7:30 FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Meet author Chelsea Cain in celebration of her new book, One Kick.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7–8:30 p.m. FREE! sos.uga.edu

    Farmageddon

    Author and activist Philip Lymbery will speak about his book, Farmegeddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat, and how factory farming harms human health, the environment and animals.