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Decatur Book Festival Main Schedule
Tuesday, October 06

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SEP 4 All day
Decatur Short Docs Film Festival presented by Georgia Center for the Book

SEP 4 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Keynote: Jericho Brown
The Tradition

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SEP 5 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Kidnote:Derrick Barnes and Gordon James
I Am Every Good Thing

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SEP 5 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Out on Film presents For They Know Not What They Do: Director Daniel Karslake
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SEP 6 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2020 Lillian Smith Book Awards presented by Georgia Center for the Book
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SEP 7 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
David Satcher: My Quest for Health Equity
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SEP 9 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rosemary Magee Creativity Conversation presents Flash Here and There Like Falling Stars: The Life and Work of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III
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SEP 10 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pray With Your Whole Life: On Howard Thurmon and Thomas Merton in conversation with Pastor Beth Waltemath,
Barbara Brown Taylor Holy Envy and Sophronia Scott The Seeker And The Monk 

       

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SEP 14 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Crime Fiction Down South with
Thomas Mullen Lightning Men, S.A. Cosby Black Top Wasteland Attica Locke Heaven My Home

     

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SEP 15 7:00 PM- 8:00PM

Raise Your Voice: A YA Panel
Clap When You Land Elizabeth Acevedo, Yes No Maybe So by Alisah Saeed and Becky Abertalli, Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan, Tradition by Brendan Kiely

        

    

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SEP 17 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In the Valley Ron Rash

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SEP 19th 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Colin Meloy & Shawn Harris Everyone’s Awake Dave Eggers What Can A Citizen Do?

    

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SEP 20 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Voicing the Unspeakable: A Reading and Conversation with Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn Still Life with Mother and Knife

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SEP 22 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
African American Poetry Kevin Young African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song

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SEP 24 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Writing in a World of Turmoil Roxanne Gay Hunger & Difficult Women Nadia McDonald

        

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SEP 25 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
National Book Foundation Presents: Reckoning with Resistance with Hanif Abdurraqib A Fortune For Your Disaster and Camonghne Felix

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SEP 26th 2:00 pm- 3:00 PM
Graphix Panel: Raina Telgemeier Guts, Maria Scrivan Forget Me Nat, Varian Johnson The Parker Inheritance and Twins, Gale Galligan The Baby-Sitter’s Club: Logan Likes Mary Anne

      

     

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SEP 27 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Agnes Scott Writers’ Festival Finalists’ Reading

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SEP 29 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Falling In Love With Love featuring Party of Two Jasmine Guillory, The Boyfriend Project Farrah Rochon, A Taste of Sage Yaffa S. Santos, Ties That Tether Jane Igharo, & Girl Gone Viral Alisha Rai

     

     

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OCT 1 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
How to Pitch, Package & Sell Your Television & Film Project: Talks with the Atlanta Pitch Summit Panel

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OCT 1 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Not Your Father’s Canon: Reading Chaucer and Shakespeare Today

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OCT 3 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Roshani Chokshi Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes, Tehlor Kay Mejia’s Paola Santiago and The River of Tears,  J.C. Cervantes The Shadow Crosser

     

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OCT 4 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Endnote: Natasha Trethewey

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