As the former chaplain and professor emeritus of philosophy and religion at UGA, 99-year-old Robert Ayers has had a long and illustrious career. An early proponent for racial integration in the South, he has dedicated his life to progressive change by advocating for the rights of workers, minorities and those living in poverty. Avid’s Five Points location will host a meet-and-greet and book signing to celebrate Ayers’ latest offering, Memoirs of a Southern Liberal. Released locally by Bilbo Books Publishing, it shares his journey, from the son of a preacher in a small North Carolina town to an Ivy League-educated, reform-minded leader in human rights.
Meet Annie Hartnett in celebration of her debut novel Rabbit Cake. The event includes a fundraiser for a local zoo, book-themed cocktails and rabbit cake.