“Revival – Lost Southern Voices” event at Dunwoody this weekend.

Revival–Lost Southern Voices will take place on March 31 & April 1, 2017, on the Dunwoody campus of Georgia State University Perimeter College to celebrate great Southern writers.

For more details about the available opportunities, line up of speakers, and times and locations of scheduled events please check out the event’s Facebook page as well as the Lost Southern Voices webpage. Daily registration is requested, however there is no cost to attend individual general sessions. The reception Friday night and boxed lunch on Saturday are available for a nominal fee and are optional. You can register online for any or all of the events through Eventbright.

All are welcome; this event is open to the public and parking is available. Please email Andy Rogers at arogers41@gsu.edu with any questions.

Literary Events Explore Southern Authors and Themes this March

Welcome back from what was – hopefully – a wonderful and restful spring break. The second half of the spring semester is full of wonderful opportunities for those who are interested in literature and southern authors.

March 29th, author Thomas Mullen will speak about his book Darktown at both the Clarkston and Decatur campuses of Georgia State University, Perimeter College, as part of the Susan Thomas Lectureship.

Additionally, a host of notable southern authors such as Nathasha Trethewey will be discussing literary works rooted in the south during Revival–Lost Southern Voices – a two day event on March 31 & April 1 on the Dunwoody campus.

With multiple locations and speakers there’s a little something for everyone. To learn more about the events click on the links above and don’t forget to sign up for email notifications of future posts from the Humanities Events blog to prevent missing out on amazing future opportunities such as these.


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.