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If you can’t find an author talk you want to attend this week, you just don’t like books.

To wit:

The MJCCA Book Festival is in full swing, and organizers have taken care to bring in a wide range of scribes, from Dan Ephron, author of the much-talked-about Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel, to novelist Daniel Torday, who received encomia for The Last Flight of Poxl West: A Novel.

The Letters Festival will hold its annual celebration of indie publishing and its writers, both national and local, this weekend. In addition to talks, there will be workshops, panel discussions and a book market. 

Music fans will have to choose between hearing rock critic Peter Guralnick on his biography, Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock n’ Roll (think: Elvis’ first producer) and writer/rocker Patti Smith, on the road promoting her new memoir. (They will appear on the same night.)

For more information on these and other events, please visit our calendar page for our list of highlights and a link to AtlantaPlanIt’s encyclopedic listings.

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