If you didn't get your fill of book shopping and authors at the Decatur Book Festival (DBF) over Labor Day weekend, there is a calendar full of events scheduled for September in the Atlanta area. Here's a select few. The dollar signs ($$) indicate there is some kind of admission fee involved. Traditionally, I link to the general information because you should double check the time and venue because they can change at the last moment.
Emory University Professor of Art History Sarah McPhee discusses and signs her new book Bernini's Beloved: A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini, at the Carlos Museum Reception Hall on Tuesday, September 11th.
One of my favorite local book events is the Georgia Fine and Collectible Book Fair. I felt a little sad at the DBF when as a volunteer, I had to tell a gentleman that the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association 20th Annual Book Fair is no longer at the festival. The fair ($$) is Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23 at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta where it was held last year (see photo). For more specifics, visit here.
On Friday, September 21st, the Carter Center hosts Junot Diaz ($$), who is on the road promoting his new novel This Is How You Lose Her. (I posted some thoughts about Diaz' visit to Agnes Scott a couple years ago.) Local bookseller and author, Cliff Glaubert will also be the Center promoting his book, The Curious Vision of Sammy Levitt and Other Stories. Also in attendance at the Glaubert signing are his friends, the well-known writers Terry Kay and Pat Conroy.
The Fulton County Library brings Miami Heat basketball superstar Dwayne Wade to their library on Monday, September 10th. Wade has written a new book about fatherhood entitled, A Father First.
Yuri Taylor and Jake Austen authors of Darkest America: Black Mintrelsy from Slavery to Hip Hop will be at the Atlanta History Center ($$) on Thursday, September 6th and the Auburn Avenue Library on Friday, September 7th.
The Georgia Center of the Book is back into full swing in the month of September with: novelist Ayad Akhtar and his American Dervish (Tuesday, September 18th), baseball historian, Tim Darnell and his The Crackers: Early Days of Atlanta Baseball (Monday, September 24th) and journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas author of the nonfiction Hidden America from Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make this Country Work (Wednesday, September 19th).