Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Independent Bookstore Neighbor to PC-Athens

Life @ PC-Athens just got even better! Avid Books has opened one block down from campus, in the beautiful historic building @ 493 Prince, Ave.

Stroll down to browse the books, grab a coffee, or hear one of the many fine readings offered as part of the Avid Poetry Series!

The next reading is Dec. 1 @ 7 p.m., featuring poets Bruce Covey and Gina Myers.

BRUCE COVEY: Poet and editor Bruce Covey is the author of several collections of poetry, including Glass Is Really a Liquid (2010).

GINA MYERS: Myers is the author of A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009) and several chapbooks, including False Spring (forthcoming from Spooky Girlfriend Press).

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Writer's talk and book-signing, PC-Demorest

Cameron McWhirter of Decatur, whose new book Red Summer describes the life of black Americans after World War I, will speak at Piedmont College Thursday, Nov. 17.

The talk, followed by a book-signing session, is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the screening room of the Swanson Center for Performing Arts and Communications at the campus in Demorest.

Red Summer is a historical narrative that describes the life of black Americans after 1918, a period marked by waves of anti-black riots and lynchings.

McWhirter is currently a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and has worked for several other news organizations including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Detroit News. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history, summa cum laude, from Hamilton College. He was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for research in Eritrea and the Sudan and a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, where he created Red Summer.

Visit for more information about McWhirter and Red Summer.