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Wednesday, October 16

3 events

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group

    This month’s title is The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. Newcomers welcome.

  • UGA LeConte Hall

    Oct. 16–17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. www.history.uga.edu

    History Graduate Student Association Book Sale

    A sale of fiction and non-fiction, used and new books. Proceeds support the HGSA.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    6–7 p.m. FREE! kdotson@uga.edu

    Chained in Silence Book Discussion

    (Room 258) Join a discussion of the book Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South by Talitha L. LeFlouria.

Thursday, October 17

5 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA LeConte Hall

    Oct. 16–17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. www.history.uga.edu

    History Graduate Student Association Book Sale

    A sale of fiction and non-fiction, used and new books. Proceeds support the HGSA.

  • ACC Library

    6-8 p.m. FREE! mkapelewski@athenslibrary.org

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

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

    Jason Wetzel: Georgia POW Camps in World War II

    Avid Bookshop and Historic Athens present author Jason Wetzel and his book, Georgia POW Camps in World War II. Purchase a copy of the book and get it signed by the author.

  • Bogart Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 770-403-3679, www.ocgadems.org

    A Story Untold

    The Oconee Democrats present "A Story Untold: Black Men and Women in Athens History" with author and Democratic leader Michael Thurmond. RSVP required.

  • 11 a.m. FREE! 706-338-4553, mustard@uga.edu

    Economics of Popular Culture

    (Amos Hall, B012, 400 S. Hull St.) Joel Waldfogel of the Carlson School of Management in Minnesota will give a public lecture based on his new book Digital Renaissance: What Data and Economics Tell us About the Future of Popular Culture, which examines how technology is rapidly creating new challenges and opportunities within the economics of creative industries such as music, publishing, television and film. David Lowery of UGA's Music Business Program will respond to Waldfogel.  

Friday, October 18

3 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

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

    Reading Between the Wines Fall Fest

    Discuss what you've been reading while enjoying wine and cheese; Conversation tends to slant towards fantasy, fiction and YA. This month celebrate the Fall Fest Craft Market with local vendors selling various arts and crafts.

     

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788, washnock@uga.edu

    Money Apocalypse: The Volcker Shock & End of Financial Stability

    Sean Vanatta, visiting assistant professor of history from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study NYU, presents a lecture about the most important financial event between the Great Depression and Great Recession and its impact on  the U.S. financial system.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Tracy Adkins: Ghosts of Athens

    (Prince Ave.) Tracy Adkins discusses and signs copies of her book, Ghost of Athens.

Sunday, October 20

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    UUFA Forum

    Led by Peggy Perkins and Bob Covi, "Redistricting in Georgia: A Short Course on Gerrymandering" is a forum highlighting The Democracy Act, a state legislation to be re-introduced in the Georgia 2020 session.  

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Joshilyn Jackson discusses her book, Never Have I Ever.

Tuesday, October 22

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

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

    The Georgia Review Reading

    The Georgia Review will celebrate the launch of its Fall 2019 issue with an evening of poetry featuring Eavan Boland and Alice Friman. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Copies of the poets’ books and The Review will be available for purchase.

Thursday, October 24

3 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

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

    Gregory Distinguished Lecture

    Tiya Miles, historian, writer and Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will present "This Sack: Reconstructing Enslaved Women's Lives Through Objects." 

  • UGA Jackson St. Building

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

    UGA Signature Lecture

     David Salyers, entrepreneur and former Chick-fil-A executive, presents “Start Up...Your Future!"

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Jenny Brown discusses her book, Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now.

Saturday, October 26

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Miller Learning Center

    7:30 a.m. $10–45 www.iws.uga.edu/wagg

    Women and Girls in Georgia Conference

    (Room 350) This year’s conference theme is "Community," and will include a keynote performance entitled “Not Quite: Navigating Citizenship and Belonging” by professor-turned-storyteller, Ada Cheng. There will also be a roundtable discussion on the importance of community building in local and state-level activism and workshops facilitated by the Feminist Women’s Health Center, Georgia 4-H, the University of Georgia LGBT Resource Center, and more.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Avid Bookshop and the ACC Library present Mike Lowery for his book, Everything Awesome About Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Beasts. Purchase a copy of the book and get it signed by the author.

Sunday, October 27

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    4 p.m. FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org

    Author Talk: G. Wayne Clough

    Dr. G. Wayne Clough, secretary emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution and president emeritus of the Georgia Institute of Technology, speaks on his book Things New & Strange: A Southern's Journey through the Smithsonian Collections. After the talk, enjoy a reception and book signing.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    4 p.m. FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org

    Things New and Strange

    Dr. G. Wayne Clough, Secretary Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institute and President Emeritus of Georgia Tech, discusses his new book, Things New and Strange: A Southerner’s Journey through the Smithsonian Collections. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Charles Knapp, President Emeritus of UGA.  A reception and book signing will follow.

Monday, October 28

1 event

Lectures & Lit

Saturday, November 2

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    What*s Your Story?

    (Prince Ave.) Avid Bookshop will host a reading with a What*s Your Story workshop, led by Sabrina Orah Mark.

Monday, November 4

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    6 p.m. $25. www.gail.uga.edu/BADW

    Pat Mitchell: Becoming a Dangerous Woman

    Award-winning journalist Pat Mitchell will read from her new book, Becoming a Dangerous Woman. Mitchell will also be in conversation with Tom Johnson, Chairman Emeritus of the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees. A reception and Q&A session will follow the event.

Thursday, November 7

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Holbrook Lecture: Alvia Wardlaw

    Alvia J. Wardlaw, current director and curator at the University Museum at Texas Southern University and professor of art history, speaks about her career and the importance of art concerning people of color.

Sunday, November 10

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    9:30 a.m. FREE! uufa@uuathensga.org

    UUFA Forum

    Discuss the proposal, installation and cost savings expected for the UUFA building to be paneled.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    12 p.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Exploration Session: Ethical Eating

    Guest speaker Judy Bradberry explores how food choices impact our health and the environment and how new technologies in food science are changing the way we eat. Lunch will be provided by the Food Responsibility and Ethical Eating group.

Friday, November 15

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    7 p.m. FREE! www.gail.uga.edu/2019GWHOF

    A.E. Stallings Poetry Reading

    Enjoy an evening of poetry with 2019 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductee A.E. Stallings. A reception will follow.

Saturday, November 16

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! artzar@gmail.com

    Hargrett Writers Circle

    (Room 321) A safe haven for writers to share and discuss their work (any genre) and all aspects of the writing process.