Veteran Experience Writing Workshop – Oct. 18

Current Georgia State University, Perimeter College students (ASMs, Vietnam, OIF, and OEF vets), faculty, staff and alumni are invited to share stories of your own military experience or the impact on your lives of friends, parents and grandparents who have served and/or are serving in the United States Armed Forces.


Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m. in NA-1140
Dunwoody Campus

No prior writing experience necessary (Bring current creative literary works to share, if applicable). Student veterans attending GSU’s Atlanta Campus, as well as student veterans enrolled at other colleges and universities are especially welcome.

Registration to attend the workshop is required. Contact Alicia Johanneson ( to register. Go to The Chattahoochee Review’s blog for more information.

Decatur Writers Group Meetings this Fall

The Decatur Writers Group would like to invite all interested students, faculty, staff and community members who share a love of writing to bring up to five double-spaced pages of their creative writings, at any stage of the writing process, to share with group members for critique.

The group will also host guests from the professional writing community to share relevant information on the journey from novice writer to published author.

October Meetings will be held on the 7th and 21st. In November, the group will convene on the 11th and 18th. The group meets in the Decatur Campus Learning and Tutoring Center,  Room SF 1200 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on these dates. All meetings are free and open to the general public.

For more information about the Decatur Writers Group, please contact Constance Britt Whitehurst at 678-891-2579, or via email at

October 2016 Writers’ Circle Meetings

If you are interested in writing and are looking for support and feedback from other writers you are welcome and encouraged to attend The Writers’ Circle hosted by the Learning & Tutoring Center at Perimeter College. All meetings are free and open to the public.

At the sessions, writers read from works in progress and offer critiques for every stage of the writing process, from nurturing an idea into gestation  to achieving its publication.  To broaden and enhance the writing experience, the group also hosts guest professionals such as editors, instructors, and published authors.

This month, The Writers’ Circle meets officially on October 7 and 21 in Building LRC (the library) on the Dunwoody Campus from 1 – 3 p.m. in room 3100.

On October 14 and 28, a group of “renegades” from The Writers’ Circle will meet at the Panera Bread on 1625 Mt. Vernon in Dunwoody, GA, from 1 – 3 p.m.

These sessions are free and open to the public.  Call 770-274-5243 or e-mail for more information. You can also read more about the group on their website.


Maggie Mitchell to read from “Pretty Is” @ Dunwoody

The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series Presents a Reading
by Maggie Mitchell, 2016 Townsend Prize for Fiction Finalist

Author Maggie Mitchell will read from her book, Pretty Is, at the Georgia State University, Perimeter College’s Dunwoody campus on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in room NB-2100/2101.

This reading is free and open to the public. Faculty members from Perimeter College’s English department are strongly encouraged to bring their classes.  Copies of the novel will be available for sale, and light refreshments will be served. For more information about the reading, go to the full event announcement on The Chattahoochee Review’s Blog site, The Hooch, or contact Alicia Johanneson: or 678.891.3275.

To request disability accommodations at this event, please contact University Events Management at or 404.413.1377 with your request. Please provide your name and the event name, date, and sponsor when making your request.

Decatur Book Festival held over Labor Day weekend.


Celebrate 11 Years of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival with The Chattahoochee Review

Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend with The Chattahoochee Review (TCR) at the annual AJC-Decatur Book Festival (AJC-DBF). This year marks the 11th running of the largest independent book festival in the country that features a stellar gathering of world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, and booksellers. The festival kicks off at Emory’s Schwartz Center on Friday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. with its keynote event that pays tribute to the life and works of beloved and bestselling author Pat Conroy, who passed away in March from pancreatic cancer.

As in years past, TCR editors, along with faculty members from Perimeter College at Georgia State University’s English Department, will be participating in the following programs throughout the weekend festival:


  • Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4: The Chattahoochee Review Booth
  • Time: Saturday-10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday-Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Location: The Square in Downtown Decatur, Booth No. 516


  • Sunday, Sept. 4: Perimeter College on the Local Poetry Stage
  • Time: 1 to 1:55 p.m.
  • Presenters: Michael Diebert (Clarkston), Charles Fox (Decatur), Louise McKinney (Dunwoody), Gregg Murray (Dunwoody), Katherine Perry (Decatur), and Rebecca Weaver (Decatur)
  • Location: Java Monkey, Downtown Decatur

Other institutions participating in the track at this year’s event include: Clayton State University (Noon to 12:55 p.m.); Georgia State University’s Atlanta campus (2 to 3:05 p.m.); Morehouse College (3:10 to 3:45 p.m.); Georgia Institute of Technology (3:50 to 4:15 p.m.); Spelman College (4:20 to 5:20 p.m.); and Kennesaw State University (5:25 to 6 p.m.).


Saturday, Sept. 3: Perfume River (Reading)

  • Time: 10 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Author: Robert Olen Butler
  • Introducer: Anna Schachner, TCR editor
  • Location: Decatur Recreation Center Studio

Saturday, Sept. 3: Deadly Secrets (Discussion)

  • Time: 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Authors: Susan Crawford & Lucie Whitehouse
  • Moderator: Amber Nicole Brooks, TCR nonfiction editor
  • Location: Marriott Conference Center C

Sunday, Sept. 4: The Opposite of Everyone (Interview)

  • Time: 5 to 5:45 p.m.
  • Author: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Interviewer: Anna Schachner, TCR editor
  • Location: Sanctuary, First Baptist Church Decatur

One of the most anticipated aspects of the 2016 festival is the program track curated by novelist and Whiting Award-winner, Alexander Chee (The Queen of the Night). The Alexander Chee Selects Track will feature a dream team of authors who, through discussions about their works, will speak to themes related to how history tends to repeat itself.

Information about all of the free events taking place at the 11th Annual AJC-DBF—at which all are welcome—can be found on the festival’s Website.