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Confluence 2022 Environmental Festival
Saturday, September 10

Special Event Offer

Eagle Eye Book Shop is very excited to put on wonderful event programming for the community of Decatur and Atlanta.  We are able to hold these events because of support by you. Some of our events are free and all we ask is that you buy the books from us so we can continue to host great events for the community.  Thank you for all your support.

September 11 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM -  First Congregational Church
Join PEN AMERICA Award-winning essayist and New York Times weekly columnist Margaret Renkl, American Book Award winner Janisse Ray, and Emory Professor of Music and Senior Pastor of First Congregational Church Dwight Andrews for conversations exploring the relationship between the environment, arts, and activism. Book Signing to follow.

Graceland, at Last by Margaret Renkl
In a patchwork quilt of personal and reported essays, Renkl also highlights some other voices of the South, people who are fighting for a better future for the region. A group of teenagers who organized a youth march for Black Lives Matter. An urban shepherd whose sheep remove invasive vegetation. Church parishioners sheltering the homeless. Throughout, readers will find the generosity of spirit and deep attention to the world, human and nonhuman, that keep readers returning to her columns each Monday morning.
Buy Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South by Margaret Renkl Here 

Wild Spectacle by Janisse Ray
In an age of increasingly virtual, urban life, Ray embraces the intentionality of trying to be a better person balanced with seeking out natural spectacle, abundance, and less trammeled environments. She questions what it means to travel into the wild as a woman, speculates on the impacts of ecotourism and travel in general, questions assumptions about eating from the land, and appeals to future generations to make substantive change.
Buy Wild Spectacle: Seeking Wonders in a World Beyond Humans by Janisse Ray Here

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September 10th, 2022. 7:00 PM – Atlanta Symphony Hall
Poetry by 19th century Georgia poet Sidney Lanier will be read and set to music by Steven Darsey. The evening will feature the premiere performance of Darsey’s oratorio setting of Lanier’s “The Marshes of Glynn,” with a symphonic chorus and professional orchestra. Throughout this inspired poem, Sidney Lanier, in a voice imbued with the “holiness of beauty,” addresses the mysteries of life and humanity’s relation to these and to God. His achievement in this poem brought him national critical acclaim and secured his place in American letters. A book signing with Janisse Ray will follow the performance. Click the button below to learn more and buy tickets.

Opening Reception – September 11th @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Exhibition – September 12th-16th @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (closed Wednesday the 14th)

On September 12th, from 9:30-11 am, Billy Renkl, illustrator of the children’s book When You Breathe by Diana Farid will read to a class of children and talk about his illustrations. 
Trees Atlanta, Kendeda Building, 225 Chester Avenue 
Trees Atlanta’s Kendeda Center space on Chester Avenue becomes a public art exhibit in September of 2022 with artists inspired by the environment, celebrating the natural world and sometimes lamenting the Georgia landscape. The intensely personal artistic visions have been curated by Georgia artist Katherine Mitchell.  You can find out more by clicking the button below.

September 14 @ 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM - Trees Atlanta Kendeda Building, Chester Avenue
A near day-long opportunity for community engagement, education and community development opportunity for everyone interested in Metro Atlanta’s unique ecosystems, this Symposium will include a lively, interactive discussion of the work on climate resiliency and environmental justice in and around West Atlanta. We will open with an introduction to West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA). Next, our keynote speaker will present an overview of the benefits and challenges facing Metro Atlanta’s watersheds. A panel and breakout sessions exploring urban waters, urban foods and forests, and urban health will follow. Breakout sessions will highlight WAWA’s work in these spaces and spark interactive conversations between elected officials, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, academics, and agency scientists. Our goal will be to identify actionable steps that lead to healthy and resilient watersheds. The Symposium aspires to highlight what we’ve accomplished, the important work that still remains, and to foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders to achieve cleaner, greener, healthier, and more sustainable watersheds. You can find out more and register by clicking the button below.

Wild Spectacle: Seeking Wonders in a World Beyond Humans (Paperback )

  • By Janisse Ray
  • Price: $19.95
  • ISBN: 9781595349873
  • Published: Maverick Books

Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South (Hardcover )

  • By Margaret Renkl
  • Price: $26.00
  • ISBN: 9781571311849
  • Published: Milkweed Editions