LIBRARY OUT LOUD presents the Authors Hour. 

This Black History Month we're celebrating literary luminaries and rising stars. The February 25, 2023 program focuses on the theme, "Sentiments of Sankofa" in an effort to commemorate Black cultural expression. 

AUTHORS HOUR


 

BOOK PROMOTIONS


  • Author Talks
  • Author Visits
  • Book Reviews
  • Book Signings
  • Author Readings
  • Writing Workshops
  • Local Author Collection

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AUTHORS HOUR


 

Award-winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie to host Jazz Baby Bookmaking Workshop during Central Library's Black History Month Festival while Dr. Keshius Williams, Mario Reyes, and other local authors discuss life, literature, and self-publishing.

R. Gregory Christie
Award-Winning Children's Book Illustrator

Dr. Keshius Williams
Author

Mario Reyes
Author

Authors Hour
Author Event

Join us for a celebration of the arts. The Black History Month Festival, which focuses on the theme, “Sentiments of Sankofa,” will celebrate history, heritage, and the humanities through spoken word, stories, and songs.

Sentiments of Sankofa, is a contemporary response to Carter G. Woodson's call to revisit the contributions of African Americans and Dr. Jerri Cobb Scott's call to see ourselves in books. The interactive exhibition explores archival resources archival resources and the vital importance of Black cultural expression through the lens of Black librarianship and the literary works of R. Gregory Christie. The February 25th program will serve as the launch of Rhythm & Rhymes Storytime and Scribes & Vibes at Central Library and the Authors Hour will take place from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. It is free and open to the public and patrons are free to use public paid parking, rideshares, and/or Marta.

Looking back at the legacies of Ms. Annie L. McPheeters, Ms. Ella Gaines Yates, and the culture keepers of the Harlem Renaissance, we have partnered with Ms. Cheryl R. Small to has set forth a dedicated space for writers and intellectuals to gather, enjoy the arts, and inspire the next generation of lifelong learners to explore their creativity and engage in document-based learning. 

Address:

Central Library

One Margaret Mitchell Square

Atlanta, GA 30303

Get Directions

 

Registration:

Call 404-612-8700 or visit the branch to register.

*This program is for informational, educational, and recreational purposes and the contents are not endorsed by the Fulton County Library System or Fulton County Government.

The program is subject to change based upon publisher participation and author availability. 


 

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AUTHOR TALKS


 

Address:

Central Library

One Margaret Mitchell Square

Atlanta, GA 30303

Get Directions

 

Registration:

Call 404-612-8700 or visit http://centralspeaks.eventbrite.com

*This program is for informational, educational, and recreational purposes and the contents are not endorsed by the Fulton County Library System or Fulton County Government.

The program is subject to change based upon publisher participation and author availability.