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Wednesday, April 16

4 events

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Talking About Books

    This month the club will celebrate National Poetry Month with local poet and professor, Dr. Larry Preston, who will offer a session on how live experiences touch poetry.

  • Miller Learning Center

    6 p.m. FREE! www.thinc.uga.edu

    "Starting Points from Successful Entrepreneurs"

    (Room 101) A panel discussion of successful entrepreneurs will share success stories and lessons learned. Part of UGA's Thinc. Week.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.thinc.uga.edu

    "She Started It: UGA Women Innovating"

    (Reception Hall) Hear from some of UGA's most innovative and thoughtful women as they share experiences and insights about the role of women in entrepreneurship. Part of UGA's Thinc. Week.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Book Signing

    William M. Brandon III will sign copies of his new novella, Silence. Aida Curtis, Seth Hendershot and Mr. and Mrs. Brandon will read from the new release.

Thursday, April 17

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Local History Book Club

    A discussion of Confederate Athens by Kenneth Coleman.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    11:30 a.m. FREE! www.thinc.uga.edu

    Local Arts & Culture Business Summit

    (Reception Hall) The summit is a public forum for local arts and culture business owners to share experiences and practcies. Panelists include Rebecca Wood of R. Wood Studio, Kristen Back of Treehouse Kid & Craft, Sanni Baumgartner of Community and Janet Geddis of Avid Bookshop. Following the summit at 1 p.m., author and creative director Amy Flurry presents "Do-It-Yourself Publicity for Entrepreneurs." Part of UGA's Thinc. Week.

Friday, April 18

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA School of Law

    9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.law.uga.edu

    The New Roles of Corporations in Global Governance Conference

    This conference explores the differing roles corporations now play in global governance and their influence on the international law making process. Bennett Freeman of Calvert Investments will deliver a keynote address 1 p.m.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    12:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Andrea Carson-Coley Lecture

    Dr. Laura Brown presents "With Power Tools: Lesbian Feminist Approach to Legal Marriage." Using her own impending legal marriage, this lecture will examine the heritage of feminist critiques of legal matrimony and ask how LGBT people can remodel the "master house" of marriage with the "power tools" of feminist critique.

Saturday, April 19

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Chapbook Release Party

    Celebrate the release of Kristen Stone's chapbook from Birds of Lace, The Story of Ruth and Eliza/Self-Help Workbook. Includes readings by Stone, Gale Thompson and Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes.

Wednesday, April 23

3 events

Lectures & Lit

    All day. www.athenslibrary.org

    World Book Night

    (Multiple locations) Part of a nationwide campaign that gives half a million free books away to light or nonreaders in over 6,000 towns. Friends of the ACC Library will distribute books at the Athens Latino Center, First Baptist Church of Athens and the Project Safe Thrift Store.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athensciencecafe.wordpress.com

    Athens Science Café

    UGA associate professor Dr. John Knox presents "The Use of Social Media to Study the Weather."

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    3:30–5 p.m. FREE! 706-542-1301

    Inspiring Local Careers: Sustainable Athens

    This career-oriented panel features representatives from the Athens-Clarke County Government, Athens Land Trust, Georgia River Network, Noramco and Terrapin Brewery. Learn about internships in sustainability and recycling from local industry experts.

Thursday, April 24

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Lunchtime Learning: Estate Planning

    Mr. Kim Kimbrough of Kimbrough Consulting will present a program on estate planning, elder care and other vital issues for a sound future. Feel free to bring your lunch. Complimentary beverages will be available.

Friday, April 25

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Literary Journal Launch: Xenophile

    Xenophile, a journal of comparative literature, is celebrating the launch of its second online issue which will serve as an interdisciplinary, multilingual examination of the world through literature. Members of UGA's senior seminar for comparative literature will present portions of the selected submissions.

Monday, April 28

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.acclibrary.org

    Last Monday Book Group

    This month the club is celebrating National Poetry Month. Bring 10 copies of two or three poems you'd like to discuss with the group. Newcomers are welcome.

Wednesday, April 30

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Book Bindery Day

    Ken Jewell from the National Book Bindery Company will be available to provide consultations and estimates for book bindery repair.

Saturday, May 3

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Specialty Ornamentals

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-310-0143, www.specialtyornamentals.com

    Books in the Garden

    Authors Rona Simmons (The Quiet Room), Valerie Connors (In Her Keeping), Linda Hughes (Becoming Jessie Belle), Kathryn Gray-White (Atlanta's Real Women) and Julia McDermott (Underwater) will be in the garden talking about the art of writing. Each will also read from, sell and sign their books.