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MMH Lecture: Been in the Storm So Long: Remembering 1864 and 1964 in 2014
The Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8pm
Georgia Public Broadcasting's own Rickey Bevington hosts a stellar line-up of local scholars, poets, artists, and musicians in a far-reaching discussion of the coincident anniversaries of the 1864 Battles of Atlanta and 1964 Civil Rights Act. Panelists include Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey; artist Robert Morris; singer-songwriter Caroline Herring; and historians Robert Pratt, Brett Gadsden, and Joseph Crespino. Come join this important public forum on how our divisive past can be transformed into collective meaning.
Sponsors: Atlanta History Center, The University of Georgia History Department, The University of Georgia's Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and The Woodruff Library at Emory University.
To purchase tickets for this Lecture, please follow the Event URL below. (jasbro)
Joan Hall signs CONVERSATIONS WITH NATASHA TRETHEWEY
Square Books, Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 5pm
United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey (b. 1966) describes her mode as elegiac. Although the loss of her murdered mother informs each book, Trethewey's range of forms and subjects is wide. In compact sonnets, elegant villanelles, ballad stanzas, and free verse, she creates monuments to mixed-race children of colonial Mexico, African American soldiers from the Civil War, a beautiful prostitute in 1910 New Orleans, and Domestic workers from the twentieth-century North and South.
Because her white father and her black mother could not marry legally in Mississippi, Trethewey says she was "given" her subject matter as "the daughter of miscegenation." A sense of psychological exile is evident from her first collection, Domestic work (2000), to the recent Thrall (2012). Biracial people of the Americas are a major focus of her poetry and her prose book Beyond Katrina, a meditation on family, community, and the natural environment of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The interviews featured within Conversations with Natasha Trethewey provide intriguing artistic and biographical insights into her work. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet cites diverse influences, from Anne Frank to Seamus Heaney. She emotionally acknowledges Rita Dove's large impact, and she boldly positions herself in the southern literary tradition of Faulkner and Robert Penn Warren. Commenting on "Pastoral," "South," and other poems, Trethewey guides readers to deeper perception and empathy.
Location: Street: 160 Courthouse Sq City: Oxford, Province: Mississippi Postal Code: 38655-3914 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Nothing Personal: An Afternoon with The Dark Room Collective
Poets House, Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 12pm
with Tisa Bryant, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Major Jackson, John Keene, Camille Rankine, Tracy K. Smith, Sharan Strange & Natasha Trethewey
. 12 noon - Welcome/Introduction
. 12:15-1:45 pm - Panel moderated by Camille Rankine
. 2-3:30 pm Readers - (Bryant, Keene, Strange, Jackson)
. 3:45-4:15 pm - Band (Janice Lowe)
. 4:30-6 pm - Four Readers (Ellis, Strange, Smith, Trethewey)
The Dark Room Collective and Dark Room Reading Series were co-founded by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Sharan Strange in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts (after the founders attended James Baldwin's funeral) as a forum to promote exchange and foster community between emerging and established writers of color. The Collective will celebrate its rich legacy with readings and engage in a lively and moderated discussion about a wide range of literary topics. In the tradition of the Original Dark Room Reading Series, there will be a live performance by NAMAROON, featuring Dark Room co-founder Janice Lowe and special guests. (rmharris)
Natasha Trethewey, Poetry Reading
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (BRBL), Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 4pm
An Evening with Natasha Trethewey
Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 7:30pm
Natasha Trethewey, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection Native Guard, was named the 19th United States poet laureate in June 2012. A Mississippi native, Trethewey is a professor at Emory University in Atlanta. Her first collection, Domestic Work, won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize in 1999. Part of her work has focused on restoring history that has been erased or forgotten from the nation's shared memory. “The ghost of history lies down beside me,” she writes in a poem. “Rolls over, pins me beneath a heavy arm.”
Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students (MDGentleReader)
Georgia Literary Festival: The 14th Annual Festival
Georgia Center for the Book, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 09am
Natasha Trethewey; Judson Mitcham; Steve Berry; Janisse Ray; Mary Kay Andrews; Nathalie Dupree; Damon Lee Fowler; Tina Ansa; Jack McDevitt; Charles Seabrook; Hugh Acheson; Joe Randall
We invite you to the grandest Georgia Literary Festival ever! It’s a free day-long event at the gorgeous new oceanfront Jekyll Island Conference Center. The keynote speaker will be Natasha Trethewey, the new named U.S. Poet Laureate, and we’ll also welcome Georgia’s new Poet Laureate, Judson Mitcham. But that’s just the tip of the fun: Prize-winning authors Steve Berry, Janisse Ray, Mary Kay Andrews, Nathalie Dupree, Damon Lee Fowler, Tina Ansa, Jack McDevitt, Charles Seabrook and more than 30 others will be participating! In addition, award-winning chefs Hugh Acheson and Joe Randall will be preparing a special lunch and dinner for guests (these are events with a fee). Some events will begin on Friday, November 9, and special programs will be held celebrating the lives of one-time coastal authors Eugenia Price, Fanny Kemble and Eugene O’Neill. The historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel has special rates for visitors, and so do beachside motels and cottages, so don’t delay making your reservations. It will be a great fall weekend! (jasbro)
Event location: Jekyll Island Conference Center, Jekyll Island, Georgia
Gwinnett Reads with United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner
Georgia Gwinnett College, Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 5pm
Natasha Trethewey discusses Trall.
Gwinnett County Public Library is proud to announce Pulitzer Prize winner and the Poet Laureate of the United States, Natasha Trethewey as this year’s Gwinnett Reads author and Keynote speaker for Fall Into The Arts 2012. Her work combines free verse with more traditional forms like the sonnet and the villanelle to explore memory and the racial legacy of America. Her newest book, Thrall, will be released this fall. Book for sale at this event. Light refreshments will be served and music will be provided by Joyce Parks, director of the B.J. Chorale. (uploadperson)
2010 Holiday Author Party, with Karen White
The Atlanta Press Club, Inc., Monday, December 6, 2010 at 6:30pm
Laurel Snyder signs Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to be Kosher.; Jeffrey Stepakoff signs Fireworks over Toccoa.; Melanie Sumner signs The Ghost of Milagro Creek.; Natasha Trethewey signs Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.; Wendy Wax signs Magnolia Wednesdays.; Susan Rebecca White signs A Soft Place to Land.; Isabel Wilkerson signs The Warmth of Other Suns.; Jack Wilkinson signs Of Mikes and Men: A Lifetime of Braves Baseball.; Morasha Winokur signs My Invisible World: Life with My Brother, His Disability and His Service Dog.; Karen White signs Falling Home.
Join Us for Our 2010 Holiday Author Party Join us for the Atlanta Press Club's Holiday Author Party on Monday, December 6 at 200 Peachtree Street, formerly Macy's department store. The APC Holiday Author Party is one of Atlanta’s most anticipated seasonal events for the media. We will have upwards of 300 of Atlanta’s top journalists, media professionals and public relations representatives this year as we host approximately 30 local and national authors who will be signing their latest works. Barnes & Noble will have the books available for purchase. Cash bars and heavy appetizers will be served. Don't forget to stop by the silent auction table for great deals on your favorite attractions, vacation destinations and gifts! WHEN Monday, December 6, 2010 from 6:30-9:30PM If you join or renew your membership and purchase one Holiday Author Party ticket you will receive the second ticket for FREE! WHERE 200 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30303 Please click here for directions. Please note that the Parking Deck is located on 150 Carnegie Way, one block down on your right(between Fairlie & Cone). R.S.V.P. APC members may purchase a ticket at the member price of $20 and $20 for one guest through December 3. After December 3 member ticket prices increase to $25. If you join or renew your membership and purchase one Holiday Author Party ticket you will receive the second ticket for FREE! Non-member tickets are $35 through December 3. After December 3 non-members tickets increase to $40. To make reservations please click the link below or call (404) 577-7377. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door. Refunds will not be granted after Friday, Dec. 3 Featured Authors at the 2010 Holiday Author Party: Mary Kay Andrews is the author of many New York Times bestselling books including Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas. Andrews will be signing copies of her most recent novel The Fixer Upper. For more information on the author and her book please see http://www.marykayandrews.com/content/meet.asp . Jeannette Montgomery Barron ( http://www.jeannettemontgomerybarron.com ) will be signing her new series entitled My Mothers Clothes: An Album of Memories, which is comprised of color photographs of her mother’s vintage clothing spanning from the late 1950’s through the mid-80’s. Rebecca Burns is an author and journalist who focuses on Southern history, race relations, and the intersection of race, religion and politics. Burns will be signing her recent book, Atlanta: Yesterday & Today, a tribute to one of America’s most energetic and progressive cities. The book celebrates the character, moxie, and extraordinary history that combined to earn Atlanta its status as the capital of the New South. For more information on Rebecca Burns please see http://www.rebecca-burns.com/ . New York Times Best-selling author Patti Callahan Henry ( http://www.patticallahanhenry.com/ ) in her new novel The Perfect Love Song writes of a man who must decide between a life of musical fame and the woman he loves who inspired his biggest song sensation. Jackie G. Cushman ( http://www.jackiecushman.com/ ) is a nationally syndicated columnist and best-selling author of 5 Principles for a Successful Life: From Our Family to Yours, which she co-wrote with her father Newt Gingrich. Jackie will be signing her upcoming book The Essential American: 21 Documents and Speeches Every American Should Read, which will be released in November. Joseph Dabney, Atlanta author and folklorist, will be signing his latest cookbook The Food, Folklore, and Art of Lowcountry Cooking which share 130 delicacies from the South Carolina and Georgia coasts. Alan Deutschman ( http://www.alandeutschman.com/ ) will be signing Walk the Walk: The #1 Rule for Real Leaders, which presents true and inspiring stories of authentic leadership for tough times. Elizabeth Dulemba ( http://dulemba.com ) and Susan Rosson Spain ( http://www.susanspain.com ) will be signing their latest children's book, 12 Days of Christmas in Georgia. Spain is the author and Dulemba is the illustrator. Nate Evans ( http://www.nateevans.com/ ) is a New York Time's best selling author and illustrator. Evans will be signing his latest children's book, The Jellybeans and the Big Book. Echo Garrett ( http://www.echogarrett.com/ ) is the author of several books and whose work can be read in many publications including Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Echo will be signing her book Why Don't They Just Get a Job?: One Couple's Mission to End Poverty in Their Community. Atlanta Press Club member Mickey Goodman ( http://www.ninelivesofamarriage.com/ ) will be signing Nine Lives of a Marriage - A Curious Journey with co-author and Holocaust survivor, Eva Friedlander. This incredible true story has been praised as 'one of the most important stories of the day.' After reading it you no doubt will feel the same. Dr.Tom Harbin ( http://www.wakingupblind.com/ ), exposes the lawsuits in his latest book Waking up Blind that tell the story of this medical scandal from the very beginning. Former Atlanta Braves' All-Star Brian Jordan ( http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2010/authors/detail.php?id=243 ) will be signing his children's book, Overcoming the Fear of Baseball, which encourages children of all ages to overcome their fears, by never giving up. Michael Kanell ( http://www.presimetrics.com/ ) explains in his new book, Presimetrics: What the Facts Tell Us About How the Presidents Measure Up On the Issues We Care About, more than just how Presidents did what they did. It’s about policy. See, it turns out that on many issues, administrations that did well shared similar policies. On the other hand, Presidents that did poorly often took the same approach as others that also did poorly. Elliott Mackle ( http://www.elliottmacklebooks.com ), winner of the Lambda Award-finalist for Best Gay Men’s Mystery, will be signing his latest novel, Captain Harding's Six Day War about a solider's personal battle to come out of the closet. Maryn McKenna ( http://www.superbugthebook.com/ ) blogger for Wired and former AJC reporter, will sign her latest book Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA, a narrative investigation of a global epidemic hiding in plain sight in hospitals, families and farms. Martha Nesbitt ( http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Martha-Nesbit/23885584/biography ) is a cookbook writer and food columnist for Savannah Magazine. Nesbitt will be signing her new cookbook Savannah Celebrations: Simple Southern Party Menus. Dining editor at statewide business magazine Georgia Trend, Krista Reese ( http://www.kristareese.com ) will be signing her cookbook Atlanta Kitchens: Recipes from Atlanta’s Best Restaurants. Former reporter and entrepreneur Kevin Salwen ( http://www.thepowerofhalf.com/ ) is the co-author of The Power of Half: One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving, a story of how one family grew closer as they discovered that half could be so much more. Mara Shalhoup, Editor-in-Chief of Creative Loafing Atlanta, and board member of the Atlanta Press Club will be signing her book BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family ( http://www.atlantamagazine.com/february2010/blackmafia.aspx ). Laurel Snyder ( http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=78334 ) in her children's book, Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to be Kosher, presents a series of misunderstandings that lead to a warm message of welcome and community. Jeffrey Stepakoff ( http://www.jeffreystepakoff.com/ ) writes in his novel Fireworks over Toccoa, a poignant tale of love and loss, of making choices and letting go. Award-winning author and teacher Melanie Sumner ( http://www.melanie-sumner.com ) will be signing The Ghost of Milagro Creek, a story woven with teen love and tragedy and set in the evocative landscape of Taos, N.M. Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, writes about her hometown and the trauma it endured during one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history-Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast ( http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-events/book-review-beyond-katrina-611040.ht... ). Wendy Wax's ( http://www.authorwendywax.com/ ) latest novel Magnolia Wednesdays is a story of woman's courage to pursue her dreams despite the tremendous odds. Susan Rebecca White offers a thought-provoking princess-and-the-pauper scenario: Two sisters who grow up in luxury are separated by fate in her novel, A Soft Place to Land ( http://www.ajc.com/lifestyle/susan-rebecca-white-a-494806.html ). Isabel Wilkerson is Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times. Her latest book The Warmth of Other Suns ( http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/books/09wilkerson.html?_r=1 ) is new history of the black migration in America, which carried millions of Southerners northward or westward. Former sports reporter, Jack Wilkinson ( http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2010/authors/detail.php?id=98 ) will be signing his sixth book Of Mikes and Men: A Lifetime of Braves Baseball, which chronicles Pete Van Wieren's time as the 'voice of America's Team'-The Atlanta Braves. Award-winning author Morasha Winokur ( http://www.thechancerchronicles.com/invisible.html ) will be signing her latest book, My Invisible World: Life with my Brother, his Disability and his Service Dog, which describes how dreams and challenges can become understood and embraced when a specially trained Behavioral Assistance Dog joins her family. (jasbro)
Event location: 200 Peachtree Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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