Viewing events for May 21, 2013
Ivy Hall Writers Series presents David Gillham
Friday, 6:30-8 p.m., Ivy Hall, 179 Ponce de Leon Ave., N.E., Atlanta, Ga.
David R. Gillham was trained as a writer at the University of Southern California, where he moved from screenwriting to fiction. After relocating to New York City, he spent more than a decade in the book business. In his new novel "City of Women," Gillham explores what happens to ordinary people thrust into extraordinary times and how the choices they make can destroy them, save them, or both. Margaret Leroy, The New York Times best-selling author, calls the novel "a big, brilliant, passionate book, a masterful evocation of Hitler's Berlin in all its claustrophobia, duplicity, and fear. This is a thriller of searing intensity. . . . I found it utterly compelling."
The event is free to the public. A book sale and signing will follow the event. Books can be bought at the event or in advance at A Cappella Books.
Ivy Hall Writers Series: Augusten Burroughs, author of acclaimed novel 'Running with Scissors'
Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m., SCAD Atlanta, Events Space, 4th floor, Building C, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Ga.
Augusten Burroughs, celebrated author of The New York Times bestseller "Running with Scissors," will discuss his book "This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't," which was released in paperback in May. Burroughs explores surviving what you think you can't, including everything from failing at diets, losing jobs and endless bad relationships to contemplating suicide.
Janice Harper of The Huffington Post calls it "The last self-help book you'll ever need.” According to Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, the book is "Hilarious and searingly straight forward…Burroughs turns the self-help genre upside-down."
Admission is $10 at the door for the general public and free to all students, faculty and staff with valid SCAD ID. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.
Ivy Hall Writers Series presents Jeanette Walls
Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m., Gallery See, SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga.
Jeannette Walls will discuss her new book, "The Silver Star," a deeply moving novel about triumph over adversity and about people who find a way to love each other and the world, despite its flaws and injustices. Walls was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in the Southwest and Welch, West Virginia. She graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York for 20 years. Her memoir, "The Glass Castle," has been a New York Times best seller for more than five years.
Cost of the event is $10 at the door for the general public and free with a valid SCAD ID, or with the purchase of a book. Books can be bought at the event or in advance at A Cappella Books.