Each Friday, we’ll round up our top literary picks for the week ahead — from author events and book signings to spoken word open mics, story times for your little ones and more.
Saturday, April 20
Posman Books. Meet the Author: Gristle: Weird Tales by Jordan A. Rothacker. 1 p.m.
Jordan A. Rothaker’s Gristle has been described as “alchemical theatre, . . . D.H. Lawrence and Sylvia Plath across the back seat, Chekov shivering on the hard shoulder, . . . a post-beat riddle . . . Salinger descending from his eyrie with a bottle of Thunderbird.”
Join the author at Posman Books at Ponce City Market this Saturday to sort out just what exactly that description might mean.
Monday, April 22
Decatur Library Auditorium. Georgia Center for the Book presents Jessica Handler’s Magnetic Girl. 7:15 p.m.
Atlanta author Jessica Handler’s debut novel Magnetic Girl has been hailed as “gorgeously envisioned,” a “thoroughly fresh historical novel,” that is “beautiful, haunting” and “resonant.” Join her for a reading and conversation about this acclaimed, almost-true story of Lulu Hurst at the Decatur Library.
Wednesday, April 24
Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge. The Lee Brothers present Hotbox at the third annual Global Growers Fundraiser. 7 p.m.
Matt and Ted Lee are James Beard Award-winning food writers and cookbook authors, and they’re inviting you to come out to the Global Growers benefit, where they’ll chat with Atlanta’s Angie Mosier about their new book, Hotbox. A portion of the proceeds from the event go to Global Growers, a nonprofit working to help increase access to healthy, sustainably grown food.
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. James Campbell | Mississippi Witness. 7 p.m.
Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars is Campbell’s presentation of the life, work and photographs of courageous Mississippi Civil Rights activist Florence Mars, who “braved social ostracism and threats of violence to denounce the murders [of three voting-rights workers by the Klan] and decry the climate of fear and intimidation that had overtaken her community.”