One of the literary traditions of Atlanta in August is that the book events calendar is a little leaner than usual because of the upcoming Labor Day weekend Decatur Book Festival. (See link on the left for details). Nevertheless there are a few out-the-ordinary outings to think about.
Atlanta fiction writer Marc Fitten delivers the remaining three lectures about writing and publishing at Manual's Tavern on Monday, August 6, Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 21 beginning at 7 p.m. Fitten originally delivered these lectures as part of the Yale University Writing Series. For details including admission ($$) requirements (and benefits) visit here.
Sip and Sign is a literary reception featuring popular African American authors to discuss their new books, read excerpts, conduct a Q & A session and book signing. Its sponsored by V103/WAOK. The August featured author is Victoria Christopher Murray, author of Destiny's Divas. The next scheduled reception is August 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Lowes Atlanta Hotel 1065 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta.
Even the Georgia Center for the Book is opting for a light month, with only one reading and signing. Decatur author Josh Russell will be at the Decatur Public Library on Tuesday, August 14 to debut his new novel. A True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange Lands, & Deliverance of Hannah Guttentag. Nothing ordinary about that title.