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Colum McCann to speak at Carter Center

Colum McCann to speak at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Irish novelist Colum McCann will read from his latest book at the Carter Center in June.

McCann will speak on Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. His most recent novel, TransAtlantic, is his first book since winning the 2009 National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin.

Tickets to McCann's talk and signing are $10, or free with purchase of TransAtlantic ($29). They can be bought online or at A Cappella Books, which is located at 208 Haralson Avenue NE in Inman Park.

McCann's visit is sponsored by A Cappella Books and the AJC Decatur Book Festival.

"A Cappella Books continues to bring some of the most important writers in the country to Atlanta, and we're thrilled to work with them," AJC Decatur Book Festival executive director Daren Wang said in a statement.

NBC's Bob Dotson to speak at Carter Center

NBC's Bob Dotson to speak at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Bob Dotson will discuss and sign copies of his new book at the Carter Center next week.

Dotson is a correspondent for NBC's "TODAY." His segment, "American Story," tells the inspirational stories of everyday Americans who change people's lives.

The book, American Story: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things, chronicles Dotson's 40 years on the road for NBC.

He will talk about American Story on Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; copies of the book will be available for purchase, courtesy of A Cappella Books.

The Carter Center is located at 453 Freedom Parkway. Dotson will speak in the center's Day Chapel.

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

Dogwood Festival returns

ATLANTA -- Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing in Atlanta: the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back!

The dogwoods are in full bloom, and hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 77th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

An Atlanta staple for more than 75 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more.

Rachel Maddow to speak at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Rachel Maddow to speak at Atlanta Symphony Hall

ATLANTA -- Award-winning author and television host Rachel Maddow will speak in Atlanta this weekend.

Maddow will talk about her latest book, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, Saturday, Mar. 23 at 8 p.m. at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Tickets for her appearance start at $20 and come with signed copies of Drift. They can be purchased at the Woodruff Arts Center, which houses Symphony Hall, or A Cappella Books in Inman Park.

Maddow's visit is sponsored by the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The Woodruff Arts Center is located at 1280 Peachtree Street in Midtown; learn more at woodruffcenter.org.

Reed says he will seek reelection

Reed says he will seek reelection

ATLANTA -- During his fourth State of the City address, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced his intention to seek a second term in the mayor's office.

Reed began his remarks by teasing the audience about his future plans. Later in the speech, he said he had given his future considerable thought and that he would be with President Barack Obama during his visit to metro Atlanta on Thursday.

As the crowd held its collective breath, Reed laughed and said he would run again.

The audience broke into a cheering standing ovation as Reed laughed and said, "Fooled you!"

CleanFreeFun interviews Monique Aquirre

CleanFreeFun interviews Monique Aquirre

ATLANTA -- Monique L. Aguirre has the gift of prophecy with a continued growing ability to see personal and public visions. There are many who find themselves intrigued, curious,and even skeptical about seers, prophets and visionaries. You are invited to learn more about her gift and how over the past two decades this gift has changed Monique and those around her. She welcomes you to hear her experiences, learn how God has blessed her to "Touch Lives Through Vision" and allow you to step further into the unforeseen realms of the naked eye. To learn more about Monique please visit her at www.moniqueaguirre.com.

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