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Thursday, October 30

4 events

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-583-8834, www.edwardjones.com

    "Preparing Your Estate Plan"

    Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jess Jensen-Ryan hosts a seminar on how to help reduce taxes on one's estate, how insurance can help protect a family and benefits of trusts in estate planning.

  • ACC Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Lunchtime Learning

    Gabrielle Walters from the UGA Radon Education Program will explain how to test homes for radon, a colorless, odorless gas that is a leading cause of lung cancer. Feel free to bring a lunch.

  • ACC Library

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

    Listening in the Dark: An Evening of Spooky Stories

    Donna Butler recounts ghostly stories from long ago, Jonathan Dolce reads shocking tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Eddie Whitlock shares a horrifying chapter from his new book, POTUS of the Living Dead.

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

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

    Meet the Author: JS Burke

    JS Burke will discuss her new teen fantasy novel, The Dragon Dreamer.

Friday, October 31

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Halloween Reading: The Fifty Year Sword

    Nick Splendorr will read The Fifty Year Sword, an hour-long ghost story by Mark Z. Danielewski. Come in your costumes to enjoy the parade afterwards!

Saturday, November 1

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet Author/Illustrator Lori Nichols

    Celebrate the release of Maple & Willow Together with a special story time.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Athens NaNoWriMo Kickoff

    Join other writers who are participating in National Novel Writing Month. Speakers Lucy Ralston and Jennifer Arca-Fishburn will offer tips on completing a novel in 30 days.

Tuesday, November 4

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Athens First Bank & Trust

    12–2 p.m. FREE! 706-296-4967

    Elder Care Forum

    This session's topic is "Charting a Course for Care" to help increase awareness of local aging options.

Wednesday, November 5

2 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 Alex Johns.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7:30 p.m. FREE! sos.uga.edu

    "Animal Experimentation and the Law"

    (Room 148) Guest speakers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine discuss efforts to make research and education more effective and humane by addressing cruelty and flawed science. Presented by Speak Out for Species.

Friday, November 7

5 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Baldwin Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.research.franklin.uga.edu/cph

    Georgia Workshop on Culture, Power & History

    (Room 114A) Jill Harrison of the University of Colorado at Boulder presents "Institutionalizing Neoliberal Environmental Justice."

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $12. 706-542-9353, www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends First Friday: Linda Chafin

    Chafin will talk about the making of the book she and Hugh and Carol Nourse have recently completed, The Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States. Includes a full breakfast. RSVP by Nov. 5.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Paperback Book Launch: Set to Sea by Drew Weing

    Avid Bookshop hosts Drew Weing's launch party for the paperback version of his debut graphic novel, Set to Sea. The central character is a big lug and an aspiring poet who runs up tabs at the local bars by day and haunts the docks by night, writing paeans to the seafaring life. When he gets shanghaied aboard a clipper bound for Hong Kong, he finds the sailor's life a bit rougher than his romantic nautical fantasies.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

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

    Poetry Reading: Sholeh Wolpé

    Wolpé's eight books include her most recent collection, Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths and two anthologies, The Forbidden: Poems from Iran and its Exiles and Breaking the Jaws of Silence–Sicty Poets Speak to the World. Part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts Festival.

  • 10:10 a.m. FREE! www.grady.uga.edu

    David Daley

    (Grady College of Journalism, Studio 1) David Daley, editor-in-chief of Salon.com, will give a talk titled "That's Outrageous! Why the Internet Makes Us Mad All the Time—and Why That Might Be a Good Thing." A Q&A session will follow the lecture. 

Saturday, November 8

1 event

Lectures & Lit

Sunday, November 9

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    YA Author Party

    Come meet three nationally-known Young Adult authors: David Levithan, Stephanie Perkins and Jennifer E. Smith.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

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

    Unitarian Universalist Forum

    Amanda Tedrow, County Extension Coordinator, speaks on the Master Naturalist/Master Composter Program through the ACC Extension Service.

Monday, November 10

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    "The Prose and Poetry of Samuel Beckett"

    Barry McGovern is an Irish stage, film and television actor. He will read from the poetry and prose of Beckett. Part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts.

Tuesday, November 11

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079

    Georgia Women in History

    (Room 285) History professors Kathleen Clark and Ann Short Chirhart present "Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the Twentieth Century" and discuss their new collection of essays, which depict Georgia women in politics, arts and all facets of the state.

  • UGA Park Hall

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    British Literature Lecture

    (Room 265) The Georgia Colloquium in 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature presents a lecture by Dr. Paula Backscheider: "Crisis Texts: Staging the Wartime Woman." Followed by a reception at the UGA Library.

Wednesday, November 12

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Books & Bites: Meet the Author

    Meet collaborators Rinne Allen, Kristen Bach and Rebecca Wood and discuss their recently released book, Beauty Everyday: A Year of Southern Beauty. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, November 13

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Johnstone Lecture

    Hear Frederick Law Olmstead (as interpreted by Kirk Brown) speak about landscape design. Olmstead helped design Central Park in New York in 1858 and the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Thursday, November 20

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Local History Book Club

    Meet to discuss Terry Kay's To Dance With the White Dog.