As we've been telling you for a while now, A Cappella turns 20 years old this December 1, and we continue to celebrate with a 20% off sale on EVERY USED BOOK IN THE STORE. Now,we're thrilled to announce that on the first weekend of December, we're going to really celebrate with A WEEKEND OF 20 AUTHORS. On December 5 and 6, from 12-5pm, we will present two authors each hour in Opal Gallery talking not just about their own books, but about a favorite book of theirs, by someone else. For instance, Marc Fitten, whose debut novel Valeria's Last Stand has been an international bestseller and has received rave reviews here, will talk about the book that made him want to be a writer, Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. Bestselling and award-winning author Joshilyn Jackson will share the work of the under-appreciated author Frank Turner Hollon. The outrageous Hollis Gillespie will speak on her admiration for the cool and controlled writing of Joan Didion in Book of Common Prayer. Spelman professor and author Jelani Cobb, whose work has focused on the Civil Rights Era and Hip Hop culture, will read from Pete Hamill's Piecework. It's going to be the most interesting weekend we've had in 20 years. In addition to 20 great authors whom we've gotten to know through the years, we'll be entertained by some of Atlanta's most enduring musical artists, who have also played a role in A Cappella's history: Slim Chance, Mudcat, Caroline Herring and Bill Taft of Hubcap City, to name a few. Read the Access Atlanta article about this event and our anniversary at http://blogs.ajc.com/inside-access/2009/11/20/a-cappella-books-20th-anniversary-.... (jasbro)
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