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'Pretty Little Liars' author to visit Decatur

'Pretty Little Liars' author to visit Decatur

DECATUR, Ga. -- A New York Times-bestselling author will read from her latest book in Decatur next month.

Sara Shepard is the author of the Pretty Little Liars series. The books were turned into a television show of the same name, which airs on ABC Family.

Crushed is the 13th book in the series. Shepard will speak about Crushed on Wednesday, June 5 at Little Shop of Stories.

Book Atlanta provided this synopsis of Crushed:

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.

Earth Day activities at Fernbank Museum

Earth Day activities at Fernbank Museum

As one of Atlanta’s top resources for environmental programming and education, Fernbank Museum of Natural History is offering a variety of ways to celebrate Earth Day. Programs will be held over several days to accommodate weekend schedules and include:

·        The Joys of Nature Journaling Workshop and Book Signing

Led by Helen Correll, Author, Middlewood Journal: Drawing Inspiration from Nature , Sunday, April 14, 1pm to 3pm – Advanced reservations required by April 12.

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

ATLANTA -- Twenty-three years ago, this month, Atlanta was the focus of the Academy Awards when "Driving Miss Daisy" won "Best Picture.

The film was written by Pulitzer prize winning Atlanta playwright Alfred Uhry who grew up in the Druid Hills area.

The story deals with the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur after World War II.

And as of today, the home from the movie, which forever linked Atlanta to Hollywood is, now, up for sale and it's going to the highest bidder.

To some, the home is as defining as Jessica Tandy & Morgan Freeman and as unforgettable as Alfred Uhry's words.

It's located at 922 Lullwater Road in the Druid Hills neighborhood.

Jeff Hullinger asked, the listing agent for Coldwell Banker Doris Robinson, "How did this home get selected for the movie?"

Meet the directors of '5 Reasons a Man Won't Marry You'

Meet the directors of '5 Reasons a Man Won't Marry You'
ATLANTA -- 5 Reasons A Man Won't Marry You, the stage play written and directed by the self proclaimed "Leading Couple in Urban Theatre" Willie & Tawanda Jones, opened on Valentine's night with a wonderful performance by the cast on hand. The leading cast members Dave Tolliver as "Dewitt"( R&B Artist from Music Group Men at Large), Tawanda Jones as "Jackie J" Talk Show Host, Briquelle Grant as "Stephanie" ( Popular Host and Actress) and Sheneka Adams as "Ebony"(Urban Model, Popular Host and Actress) Jonna Johnson as "Erica"(NFL Wifey, Professional Actress) and Mike Bend Live (Professional Actor and Comedian) aka Sam took stage and shined along with the rest of the cast. There was sadness, laughter and moments that you could identify with in your own personal life. Those are the things that really bring home a stage play or movie for me.

Melba Moore talks new play in Atlanta, more!

Tony Award winning entertainer is in Atlanta for her new play Good God A'Mighty playing 2/14 - 2/24 at the 14th St. Playhouse. Watch what she says about forgiveness, her career and how she decided to stop teaching to act.

Seamus Heaney to read at Emory

Seamus Heaney to read at Emory

ATLANTA -- Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney will give a free reading at Emory University next month.

Heaney will read on Saturday, Mar. 2 at 2 p.m. in the school's Glenn Auditorium.

Tickets will be available beginning Wednesday and can be picked up at a number of locations, including Emory's Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts box office, A Cappella Books in Inman Park, Charis Books and More in Little Five Points, and two Decatur bookstores -- Eagle Eye Bookshop and Little Shop of Stories.