In recognition of National Family History Month, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host renowned author and archivist, Melvin Collier, who will discuss his latest publication, 150 Years Later: Broken Ties Mended. This unique story chronicles Collier’s relentless journey of unearthing his great-grandfather’s mysterious history, finding his family whereabout, and their living descendants, culminating in an emotional family reunion in 2009–150 years later.
Renowned artist, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, disucsses the process of creating her public artwork, “Unraveling Miss Kitty’s Cloak: Quilting Community Memory” which honors Miss Kitty and her descendants, at the “Accidental Slaveowner” by Mark Auslander book signing and discussion, Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. Auslander’s latest publication examines the stories of an enslaved woman, Miss Kitty or Catherine Boyd, and her owner, Methodist Bishop James Osgood Andrew, the first president of Emory University’s Board of Trustees.
Alien Encounters II: Speculative and Imaginative Fiction by Writers of Color
In collaboration with the Black Science Fiction Society the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Alien Encounters Speculative and Imaginative Fiction by Writers of Color.
Wine and Words present: Worlds out of Words: A Celebration of the Fantastical:
In Memory of L.A. Banks
Thursday, October 27. 6:30 p.m.
In collaboration with Written Magazine and the Hammonds House Museum, the Auburn Avenue Research Library present Worlds Out of Words, A Celebration of the Fantastical. Michelle Gipson, founder of Written Magazine, will facilitate a community discussion on the work (Vampire Huntress Series) of science fiction writer, L.A. Banks.
*This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30310*
Africa in Fantastic Fiction: From Dark Continent to Bright Country
Book Signing and Discussion
Friday, October 28. 6:30
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Africa in Fantastic Fiction, From Dark Continent to Bright Country. This event will feature a book signing and discussion of the publication, Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology, with editors Milton J. Davis and Charles R. Saunders, and contributing authors Valjeanne Jeffers, Stafford Battle, and Kirk Johnson.
Black Noise Navigators: The History of Myth-Science in Black Music
Saturday, October 29. 4:00
The Auburn Avenue Research Library presents Black Noise Navigators, The History of Myth-Science in Black Music. Local scholar, Kevin Sipp, will present an interactive presentation on the influence that mythical and science fiction genres have had on musical productions throughout the Diaspora.
Beyond Twilight and Harry Potter: Speculative Fiction for Young Adults of Color
Authors’ Discussion and Book Signing
Sunday, October 30. 4:00 p.m.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Beyond Twilight and Harry Potter: Speculative Fiction for Young Adults of Color. L.M. Davis, author of Interlopers: A Shifters Novel, Wendy Raven McNair, author of Awake: Book II and Asleep: Book I, and Ronald Agyekum, author of The Wiccan Legacy: Prophecy, will read excerpts from their books and discuss ideas and techniques in writing Sci-Fi literature for young adults of color.