It’s Literally Wednesday: This and That

The Literary Feast

Piggybacking on Daren’s post from yesterday, next Tuesday is The Literary Feast, an incredibly fascinating fundraiser for the Decatur Education Foundation. To be held at The Iberian Pig, this will feature wine pairings, four courses, and four rotating authors: Amber Dermont (The Starboard Seaone of the best books of 2012); Susan Puckett (author of the appropriate Eat Drink Delta: A Hungry Traveler’s Journey Through the Soul of the South); Susan Rebecca White (A Soft Place to Land and the theoretical Chicken Soup for the Weak); and Kevin Young (Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels and one of the nation’s most highly regarded poets). Reservations are still being accepted. This should be a great evening!

Quote of the Week (maybe even the year)

“You are, you never were and you never will be a company that treats people like people, publishers like partners and customers like kings. You are not a company that is committed to the cultural treasure of the book. You are not a company that has social and ethical principles.”

Christopher Schroer, publisher of art books in Germany, on firing Amazon

Decatur Book Festival Stuff

Under Program Director Philip Rafshoon, DBF’s Program Committee held its first meeting of the year yesterday. It’s only February, but folks are all inspired and really fired up. Only 191 days to go!

This Week

Poetry Atlanta Presents … Chelsea Rathburn, author of the collection A Raft of Grief, and James David May, poet and editor, tonight at 7:15pm, Decatur Library, sponsored by Georgia Center for the Book.

Frye Gaillard, author of The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir, Wednesday, February 20th, 7pm, Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater, free.

2 thoughts on “It’s Literally Wednesday: This and That”


  1. Another author event in Atlanta: Rachel Maddow will be at the Woodruff Arts Center/Symphony Hall on Saturday, March 23, 8pm reading from her book, Drift. The ticket to the event includes a signed copy of said book, too. Tickets are still available!

  2. I had an interesting reading coincidence last week. I’m currently reading “Hemingway’s Boat” and at a point soon after he bought his new boat, his deck hand wrote of an account where after a particularly slow day of fishing the ocean started to boil and maybe as many as 10,000 dolphins swimming four and five deep surrounded them for miles around. When I was reading, it seemed almost too fantastic to believe but as luck would have it the very same rare occurrence was happening and being reported in San Diego. Did anyone else see the news about this: http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/4559/20130218/super-mega-dolphin-pod-san-diego-hornblower-cruises.htm

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