Mark your calendars for two special Emory Libraries events this month, co-sponsored by the Decatur Book Festival. Both events are open to the public at no charge.
Poetry reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón
Saturday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m.
1634 N Decatur Rd., Atlanta 30307
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Parking: Fishburne deck
Join us as U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón gives a public reading at Glenn Auditorium on the Emory University campus. Known forher engaging works, Limón writes poems that often focus on the beauty of nature and how it centers and grounds the soul. She is the author of six poetry collections, including her most recent, “The Hurting Kind” (2022), and “The Carrying” (2018), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Books will be for sale at the reading, with a signing immediately following the event.
The Many Lives of Andrew Young: A Conversation with Andrew Young and Ernie Suggs
Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.
Emory Student Center
605 S Asbury Cir., Atlanta, 30322
Parking: Peavine deck
Emory Libraries is proud to host Ambassador Andrew Young and Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Ernie Suggs to celebrate the recent publication of the book “The Many Lives of Andrew Young,” written by Suggs. Young, a civil rights icon who turns 91 in March, was a two-term mayor of Atlanta, US ambassador to the United Nations, and served in the US House of Representatives.
A prominent civil rights leader alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, Young will share stories from his time at the forefront of the civil rights movement. Suggs has been a reporter at the AJC since 1997, currently covering race and culture. He is also the publisher of the paper’s weekly Black-oriented newsletter, Unapologetically ATL.
The conversation, part of Emory’s observance of Black History Month, will be followed by a Q-and-A session. Books will be available for sale at the event, and a book signing will follow the conversation.