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Friday, February 21

4 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $12–60. www.law.uga.edu/environmental-law-association

    Red Clay Conference

    (Larry Walker Room) Explore topics such as coal ash disposal, brownfield redevelopment in Georgia and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. The Peter Appel Lecture will be delivered by Lois Gibbs. 

  • Normal Books

    6–9 p.m. FREE! normalbooks@gmail.com

    Reading Between the Wines

    Discuss what you've been reading while enjoying wine and cheese. Conversation tends to slant towards fantasy, fiction and YA.

  • Miller Learning Center

    12:20-1:10 p.m. FREE! tlhat@uga.edu

    Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series

    (Room 150) Chris Cuomo (Women's Studies and Philosophy) and Jenna Jambeck (Engineering) present "Women at the Forefront of Global Solutions: Plastic, Recycling, and Haiti."

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    World at War Book Club

    This week's book is The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts.

Monday, February 24

1 event

Lectures & Lit

Tuesday, February 25

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    2 p.m. FREE! maryfrancesearly.coe.uga.edu

    Mary Frances Early Lecture

    Marion Ross Fedrick, President of Albany State University, will deliver the 20th annual lecture. This ceremony marks the naming of the College of Education in Mary Frances Early's honor.

  • ACC Library

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

    Café au Libris: Suki Janssen

    The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library host an evening Suki Janssen, director of the ACC Solid Waste Department, as she shares her new children’s book, There Goes the Neighborhood.

Wednesday, February 26

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Bar

    7–9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/normal.bar.7

    Poetry and Literature Open Mic

    Participants get five to seven minutes to present a piece of their choice. Poet, author and UGA alumni Paul Cunningham will be featured.

Thursday, February 27

5 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Chapel

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

    Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright delivers a lecture on "The Future of Terrorism."

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Cat Stories by James Herriot.

  • Barnes & Noble

    7-8:30 p.m. FREE! (706) 354-1195

    Meet the Author

    Author Mark Warren will discuss the final installment of his Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey series, Promised Land, as well as his Secrets of the Forest series.

  • The Rook and Pawn

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

    Bookend Millennials Book Club

    This month's theme is "Suburbia and the American Dream" with discussions on Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates,  American Pastoral by Philip Roth and The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. Attendees are invited to stay after the discussion for a themed game.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Jessica Harland-Jacobs

    Jessica Harland-Jacobs, associate professor of history at the University of Florida, explores the fraternal and religious networks that formed in colonial Georgia and contributed to the province’s rapid development from the 1750s. 

Saturday, February 29

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Digging Deeper than American Dirt

    (Historic Athens, 489 Prince Ave.) A panel of Athens community members and activists will discuss the issues surrounding the novel American Dirt. This event will benefit the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition through a call for donations and sales from a curated selection of books exploring the Latinx and migrant experience. Pupusas will also be for sale.  

Monday, March 2

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

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

    Symposium on the Book: Making Paper Windows to the Past

    Dr. Julie Park presents a talk titled "Making Paper Windows to the Past: Eighteenth-Century Extra-Illustration and the Art of Writing," taken from her third book project, Writing's Maker.

Wednesday, March 4

3 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    6:30 p.m. FREE! iws.uga.edu

    Women's History Month Keynote Address

    (Room 271) Dr. Lisa Tetrault presents "Women and the Right to Vote: A History Unfinished."

  • The Globe

    8–11 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/athenswordofmouth

    Word of Mouth Open Poetry

    Open mic poetry readings. This month’s featured reader is Annabel McSpadden.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    1:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-9660, rebecca.blakeney@uga.edu

    Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability

    Dr. Shelley Metzenbaum, founding president of the Volcker Alliance, leads a lecture.

Friday, March 13

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/normalbooksathens

    Meet the Author

    Authors Lillah Lawson (Monarchs Under the Sassafrass Tree) and Mandy-Suzanne Wong (Drafts of a Suicide Note) will read excerpts and discuss their works.

Friday, March 20

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 20, 7 p.m. Mar. 21, 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $5–15. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Do Tell! Storytelling Festival

    This year's storytellers include Barbara McBride-Smith, Antonio Rocha, Dolores Hydock, Carol Cain and Andy Offut Irwin.

Saturday, March 21

4 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 20, 7 p.m. Mar. 21, 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $5–15. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Do Tell! Storytelling Festival

    This year's storytellers include Barbara McBride-Smith, Antonio Rocha, Dolores Hydock, Carol Cain and Andy Offut Irwin.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 20, 7 p.m. Mar. 21, 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $5–15. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Do Tell! Storytelling Festival

    This year's storytellers include Barbara McBride-Smith, Antonio Rocha, Dolores Hydock, Carol Cain and Andy Offut Irwin.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 20, 7 p.m. Mar. 21, 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $5–15. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Do Tell! Storytelling Festival

    This year's storytellers include Barbara McBride-Smith, Antonio Rocha, Dolores Hydock, Carol Cain and Andy Offut Irwin.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-248-2372

    Athens Haiku

    Attendees can enjoy haiku books and journals, discussions on related forms, sharing of work and gentle suggestions on how to sharpen their poems. Every third Saturday. Ages 14 and up.