COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Monday, March 30

3 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Athens Land Trust

    5:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. patricia.priest@yahoo.com

    Nature Writing Group

    Josh Brown, editor of the online magazine "The Broad Collective," is this month's featured guest.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Last Monday Book Group

    This month's discussion is on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    9:15 a.m.–5 p.m. $50. ihe.uga.edu/anniversary

    Institute of Higher Education: 50th Anniversary Conference

    This daylong event will highlight the history of the institute and its impact on higher education over the past 50 years. Keynote speakers include Houston Davis and Richard Rhoda. 

Wednesday, April 1

3 events

Lectures & Lit

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/athenswordofmouth

    Word of Mouth Poetry

    Open mic poetry readings. This month's featured reader is Sharon McCoy, instructor and academic Free Agent at UGA.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    3 p.m. FREE! akhenry@uga.edu

    Mary Frances Early Lecture

    (Theater) Michael Thurmond, superintendent of the DeKalb County School District, delivers this year's lecture. A reception will follow.

  • Athens Academy

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-9225

    An Evening in Community

    (Harrison Center Performance Hall) Martha Caldwell and Oman Frame, founders of iChange Collaborative, discuss social and emotional development, authentic inquiry and personal awareness, and how to have critical conversations about race, class, gender and social justice.

Thursday, April 2

5 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    5:30 p.m. charlotte.maier@uga.edu

    AGAS Lecture Series: Dr. Robert Coleman

    (Room S151) Associate Professor of Art History at Notre Dame Dr. Robert Coleman lectures on "Giambettino Cignaroli's Ecstasy of St. Francis for Pontremoli."

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    Meet author Andrew Harwell in honor of his debut middle grade novel The Spider Ring.

  • UGA Park Hall

    12:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Distinguished Lecturer

    (Room 265) Miriam Lewin, Argentine radio and television journalist, presents "Sexual Violence and Distatorship, 30 Years Later. The End of Taboo."

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. FREE! rbmiller@uga.edu

    4th Annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture

    Civil rights historian Tomiko Brown-Nagin presents "The Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Racial and Gender Equality in America."

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    4 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Douglas A. Blackmon

    (Larry Walker Room) Pulitzer Prize-winning author Blackmon is the author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.

Friday, April 3

3 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Miller Learning Center

    12:20 p.m. FREE! iws.uga.edu

    Women's Studies Lecture

    (Room 148) Bettina Love presents "Examining the Lives & Teaching Styles of Black and Brown Lesbian Teachers and Personnel."

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FREE! www.thegeorgiareview.com

    Spring Launch of The Georgia Review

    Celebrate the spring 2015 issue with Coleman Barks, Jeff Fallis and John Fernandes.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Poet

    Meet poet and musician Eric Sommer.

Saturday, April 4

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    Meet author Nina MacLaughlin in celebration of her book Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter. MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper before applying for a job she saw on Craigslist for a Carpenter's Assistant.

Sunday, April 5

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Unitarian Universalist Forum

    President of Athens Area Fair Tax Club, Greg Bleakley, will present "Fair or Foul Tax."

Tuesday, April 7

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! 76-583-8834

    "Stocks: The Nuts and Bolts"

    Edward Jones financial advisor Jess Jensen-Ryan hosts a presentation on how stocks fit into an overall investment strategy. Lunch provided. Call to make a reservation.

Wednesday, April 8

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Main Library

    Apr. 8–10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.arts.uga.edu

    Book, Jacket and Journal Show

    The UGA Press will exhibit the Association of American University Presses' scholarly typographic, scholarly illustrated, trade typographic, trade illustrated and jackets and covers.

Thursday, April 9

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Main Library

    Apr. 8–10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.arts.uga.edu

    Book, Jacket and Journal Show

    The UGA Press will exhibit the Association of American University Presses' scholarly typographic, scholarly illustrated, trade typographic, trade illustrated and jackets and covers.

  • ACC Library

    12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    At Home: Athens Families During the Civil War

    Learn about the experiences of women left behind to carry on during the Civil War.

Friday, April 10

5 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Main Library

    Apr. 8–10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.arts.uga.edu

    Book, Jacket and Journal Show

    The UGA Press will exhibit the Association of American University Presses' scholarly typographic, scholarly illustrated, trade typographic, trade illustrated and jackets and covers.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    12:30 p.m. FREE! iws.uga.edu

    Andrea Carson Coley Lecture

    (Room 271) Dr. Juana María Rodríguez presents "Sexual Affects: Visualizing Pleasure, Troubling Politics." Rodríguez is the author of Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures and Other Latina Longings and Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    12:15 p.m. FREE! www.law.uga.edu

    Sen. Johnny Isakson Lecture

    (Larry Walker Room) Republican Senator Johnny Isakson will speak on international trade and economic growth.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    Meet author Michael Buffalo Smith in celebration of his book Rebel Yell: An Oral History of Southern Rock

  • Miller Learning Center

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Distinguished Lecturer

    (Room 350) Claudio Benzecrey, associate professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut, presents "How do Sweat, Tact and Sound Get Assembled? Lessons from Going to the Opera, Buying Soccer Jerseys and Following the Global Shoe."

Saturday, April 11

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Cookbook Authors: Cheryl & Griffith Day

    Meet Cheryl and Griff Day in celebration of their second cookbook Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love.

Tuesday, April 14

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    4 p.m. FREE! www.calendar.uga.edu

    Timothy Ziemer Lecture

    Retired Navy Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer will share his experiences overseeing the President's Malaria Initiative.