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'every tongue confess' coming to Horizon Theatre

'every tongue confess' coming to Horizon Theatre

ATLANTA -- A passionate mystery production will begin its run at the Horizon Theatre later this month.

Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess will open Friday, July 12 and run through Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Inman Park/Little 5 Points-area theater.

The play made its debut at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and won the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

"I want to make people dream," Gardley said of his work. "I want to inspire people, give them hope, talk about difficult things, ask big questions ... My hope in all my works is to look at history in a new way, to tell the stories that we don't know, the stories that were hidden."

Horzion Theatre provided this synopsis of every tongue confess:

New Orleans author to read in Atlanta

New Orleans author to read in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- An award-winning new author will read from his debut novel in Atlanta later this month.

Kent Wascom's book, The Blood of Heaven, tells a story about the early days of the American Republic in what is now the Southeastern U.S.

He will read from and sign copies of The Blood of Heaven Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Highland Inn Ballroom.

A Cappella Books, which is sponsoring Wascom's visit, provided this synopsis of the book:

Angel Woolsack is a preacher's son who flees the hardscrabble life of his itinerant father, then falls in with a charismatic highwayman. He eventually settles along the rough frontier of West Florida where Americans are carving their place out of lands held by the Spanish and French.

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

#1 Memorial Day Weekend - Salute The Troops at Stone Mountain Park:

Stone Mountain Park honors our troops and their families at Atlanta’s largest three-day Memorial Weekend event featuring free concerts, the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, special fireworks finale, and other patriotic activities.

Novelist to speak at Decatur Library

Novelist to speak at Decatur Library

DECATUR, Ga. -- Writer and teacher Charlie Lovett will hold a book signing at the Decatur Library next month.

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Lovett's latest novel, The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession, weaves a story of murder and Shakespeare.

He will read from, discuss and sign copies of the book on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:15 p.m. A portion of sales will benefit the Georgia Center for the Book.

Lovett's visit is sponsored by A Cappella Books in Inman Park, which provided a synopsis of The Bookman's Tale:

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

ATLANTA -- The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble will hold their Spring Concert Finale on Thursday, May 16, and is inviting all residents to hear them play. 

The Southwest Arts Center is the venue of the concert, located at 915 New Hope Road. Showtime is set for 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Center. 

The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble is directed by Carolyn Lund, and is made up of 50 African American harpists. Those who attend the performance can enjoy light concert pieces and movie themes. It is free admission for the public. 

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

In support and partnership with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Life & Relationship Strategist, Author and Speaker,Kenny Pugh (http://www.kennypugh.com) will launch Abstinence Matters

'Big Fish' author to read at Ivy Hall

'Big Fish' author to read at Ivy Hall

ATLANTA -- A well-known Southern fantasy author will read from his latest novel in Atlanta next month.

Daniel Wallace recently published The Kings and Queens of Roam. He is best known for his first novel, Big Fish, which was made into a 2003 movie of the same name and will come to the Broadway stage later this year. He is also the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Wallace will discuss and sign copies of his new book on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at SCAD Atlanta's Ivy Hall writing center. The event is free and open to the public.

His visit is sponsored by A Cappella Books, which provided a synopsis of The Kings and Queens of Roam: