Since Denise and I already have our tickets for the poet Billy Collins at the Carter Library on Wednesday, October 23 at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, I guess that means we're committed to attending at least one literary event in October. Tickets are still available from A Cappella Books. Anyone who has seen him (we saw him keynoting at the Decatur Book Festival years ago), knows that Collins will not disappoint even with our high expectations.
But there are plenty of other good events this month too. The Auburn Avenue Library is hosting some a variety of authors and programs. Bill Bryson (Friday, October 11 at the First Baptist Church in Decatur ), Erica Jong (Monday, October 14) and Lee Smith (Wednesday, October 30) headline a host of October events sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book.
Since this blog is designated as a Garrison Keillor-Free Blog, I cannot mention that he is coming to town this month as well.