COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, September 29

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    6–9 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu

    Opening Reception

    An opening reception for "Foxfire: 50 Years of Cultural Journalism Documenting Folk Life in the North Georgia Mountains." The Foxfire Book of Simple Living: Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin' and Learnin' will be available for purchase.

Friday, September 30

2 events

Lectures & Lit

Sunday, October 2

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • 2–4 p.m. FREE! www.saralovesyou.com

    Meet the Author

    (Junkman's Daughter's Brother, 220 W. Broad St.) Meet local author Sara Winick Herrington in celebration of her book Bee Happy.

Monday, October 3

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Cookbook Club

    Each month attendees read the same cookbook and prepare a recipe to bring and share. September's meeting will cover Jamie Oliver's cookbook, Food Revolution.

Tuesday, October 4

4 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.rbrl.blogspot.com

    Community Forum: "America's Role in the World"

    (Room 258) Part of "Ready, Steady, Vote!" a series of events spotlighting all things presidential this election season.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Avid Poetry Series

    Hear poetry from Masande Ntshanga with Gabrielle Hovendon. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. FREE! garden@uga.edu

    Johnstone Lecture: The Garden at Night

    Mark Risse presents "Greening of Georgia: How Sustainable Growth Presents Opportunity."

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    2:30 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    OLLI Continuing Education Lecture

    Steve Huggins presents "Athens and the Siege of Syracuse." Presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, this lecture is for ages 50 & up.

Wednesday, October 5

4 events

Lectures & Lit

  • The Globe

    8–11 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/athenswordofmouth

    Word of Mouth Poetry

    Open mic poetry readings. This month's featured reader is Zach Mitcham.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    Meet Emma Donoghue in celebration of her latest novel The Wonder.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.rbrl.blogspot.com

    Political Breakdown

    (Room 271) Understand the 2016 presidential election through a breakdown of key data collected during this election cycle.

  • Oct. 5–6, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. bbarnes30@uga.edu

    UGA History Grad Student Association Book Sale

    (UGA LeConte Plaza) Most items are $1–2. Proceeds benefit the History Grad Student Association.

Thursday, October 6

3 events

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    After the End: A Post-Apocalyptic Book Group

    This month's title is George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead.

  • Avid Bookshop

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Meet Jim Grimsley in celebration of his book How I Shed My Skin.

  • Oct. 5–6, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. bbarnes30@uga.edu

    UGA History Grad Student Association Book Sale

    (UGA LeConte Plaza) Most items are $1–2. Proceeds benefit the History Grad Student Association.

Friday, October 7

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • The Foundry

    Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Oct. 8, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. www.thegeorgiareview.com

    Fall Lit Ball

    Presented by the UGA Creative Writing Program, the kick-off event for the Fall Lit Ball includes poetry readings by Stacy Szymaszek and Simone White (7 p.m.).

Saturday, October 8

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • The Foundry

    Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Oct. 8, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. www.thegeorgiareview.com

    Fall Lit Ball

    The Fall Lit Ball includes "The Literature of Fact" panel discussion (10 a.m.); "Tips for Making a Story Sing: A Rabbit Box Workshop" (11 a.m.); storytime with Laurel Snyder (11:30 a.m.); Avid Bookshops 5th anniversary reading with Julia Elliott (12 p.m.); "#BlackLivesMatter: Verses & Vocals," a lecture presented by hip hop artist and activist Ricky Simone (1 p.m.); Athens Word of Mouth readings (2 p.m.); zine-making and readings by representatives of small presses and journals (3 p.m.); reading by Kate Sweeney, author of American Afterlife (4 p.m.); "St Mark's Poetry Project Turns 50" (5 p.m.); music by Claire Cronin (7 p.m.); and Georgia Review reading with Sharon Olds and Bianca Stone (8 p.m.). A book fair will be held the entire day.

Sunday, October 9

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    12–2 p.m. $25. www.avidbookshop.com

    Books and Brunch

    André Joseph Gallant will interview sustainable farmer and author Joe Salatin while guests enjoy brunch from home.made.

Monday, October 10

1 event

Lectures & Lit

Tuesday, October 11

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Meet the Author

    Meet Joshilyn Jackson for her paperback launch of The Opposite of Everything

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    7 p.m. FREE! rbrl.blogspot.com

    Public Debate on Immigration Policy

    The Georgia Debate Union will debate Emory University's Barkey Forum over the issue of immigration policy.

Sunday, October 16

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Authors

    Meet scholars Kaye Lanning Minchew and Kathryn Smith in celebration of their books about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 

Tuesday, October 18

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! rbrl.blogspot.com

    Community Forum

    Part of the "Ready, Steady, Vote!" series, this forum discusses "America's Future: What Should Our Budget Priorities Be?"

Wednesday, October 19

1 event

Lectures & Lit

Thursday, October 20

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    2:30 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    OLLI Continuing Education Lecture

    Mary Miller discusses "75 Years of the Peabody Awards." Presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, this lecture is for ages 50 & up.

Saturday, October 22

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! artzar@gmail.com

    Writer's Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Serious writers may bring up to three pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books form Hargrett's Collections.

Tuesday, October 25

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! rbrl.blogspot.com

    Community Forum

    Part of the "Ready, Steady, Vote!" series, this forum discusses "The Divided States of America: How Can We Get Work Done Even When We Disagree?"

Wednesday, October 26

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    5 p.m. FREE! coe.uga.edu

    Dr. Dana Walrath

    (S151) Author and TEDx speaker Dr. Dana Walrath will discuss "Comics, Medicine and Healing Through Story," connecting Edgar Allan Poe's writing to his struggles with mental illness. Part of Poe-tober. 

Thursday, October 27

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Listening in the Dark: An Evening of Spooky Stories

    Spine-tingling tales just for adults. Part of Poe-tober.