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October 5

Local Author Day

Sat. Oct. 5, 12-4 PM at The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty Street. Local authors will be meeting, greeting and selling their books at The Book Lady's "Local Author Day". Free to attend. Rain Date: Saturday, October 26th. Being held in conjunction with "Local Comic Book Artists Day", right next door to The Book Lady at Savannah Comics.

October 11

Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home 2013 Ashley and Terry Ursrey Memorial Lecture Series with Pulitzer Prize Winning author Robert Olen Butler

Fri. Oct. 11, 7 PM. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President Street. Free and Open to the Public. Butler's talk will immediately be followed by a reception and book-signing. This year's lecture is also funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Georgia Council for the Arts. More detail about Butler and the Ursrey Lecture Series is on the O'Connor Home's website, flanneryoconnorhome.org

October 12

Flannery O'Connor Peacock Party

Sat. Oct. 12, 6:30-9:30pm, 4 West Taylor Street. The evening will include a silent auction, live entertainment, delicious hors d'oeuvres and a full bar. Attendees are invited to dress as their favorite literary luminary. Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler will be a special guest. All proceeds will support ongoing programs and outreach initiatives at The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home. $100 donation per person is requested.

October 17

Bookends (presented by The Learning Center): A Panel Discussion of Joseph Ellis' Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

Thurs. October 17, 5-7pm, registration begins at 4:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, 500 Washington Ave. Panel discussion with Lee Ann Caldwell, Robert Wilson, and Roger Smith. Free for members of The Learning Center and $10 for visitors. Joseph Ellis' book is available for purchase at a discount through the Learning Center or directly through Bookends 2013 co-sponsor, The Book Lady Bookstore. To register online www.seniorcitizens-inc.org or for more information 912-233-3628 or books@thebookladybookstore.com

October 18

SeersuckerLive- The Cake Walk Episode

Fri. Oct. 18, 7:30 pm at The Sparetime, 36 MLK Jr Blvd. A Literary Performance featuring Jade Sylvan, Amy McDaniel, and Chris Fink. Hosted by Zach Powers and Christopher Berinato. Music by Brian Dean. Ticketed event. Open Bar. For tickets and more information go to seersuckerlive.com

October 20

The 2013 Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series presents Bill DeYoung, author of Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay's Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down

Sun. Oct. 20, 4pm at The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Free & Open to the Public.

October 22

The Georgia Historical Society presents Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation, a reading and book signing by John Ferling

Tues. Oct. 22, 6pm. First Baptist Church, 223 Bull Street. Free & Open to the public. Historian John Ferling, will read and discuss his newest book, Jefferson and Hamilton.

October 27

The 2013 Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series presents Kristine Stevens, author of If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough

Sun. Oct. 27, 4pm at The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Free & Open to the Public.

November 3

The 2013 Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series presents Oxford American writer Harrison Scott Key reading from his memoir-in-progress

Sun. Nov. 3, 4pm at The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Free & Open to the Public.

November 8

SeersuckerLive- The Big Flock of Birds Episode

Fri. Nov. 8, location and time TBA. Ticketed event with open bar. A Seersucker Live Literary Performance featuring poets from Birds LLC Press. Hosted by Zach Powers and Christopher Berinato. Music by Brian Dean. For tickets and more information go to seersuckerlive.com

November 9

Book Release Party for Kodac Harrison

Sat. Nov. 9, 7pm at The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty St. Free and Open to the Public. Poet, performer and songwriter Kodac Harrison will perform and read from his new book, The Turtle and The Moon: Poems and Lyrics.

November 16

Savannah Children's Book Festival

Nov. 16, Forsyth Park. Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah are putting on this celebration of young folks' literature for the 10th consecutive year. Kids get to meet and interact with some of their favorite authors – this year's roster includes Marc Brown (creator of the Arthur series), Nick Bruehl (Bad Kitty) and Rachel P. Russell (Dork Diaries). See liveoakpl.org

November 10

The 2013 Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series presents Weihua Zhang , "Growing Up in Tumultuous China"

Sun. Nov. 10th, 4pm at The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Free & Open to the Public. Zhang, the author of Dream Variations: A Journey Across Two Continents, will share her childhood memories living through a turbulent China, including the Anti-Rightist Movement, Great Leap Forward, Three-Year Famine, and Cultural Revolution. Zhang teaches composition and literature at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

November 17

The 2013 Gulfstream Fall Lecture Series presents Joanna Dasher and Deep Kids

Sun. Nov. 17th, 4pm at The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Free & Open to the public. Dasher,the executive director of Deep, a local nonprofit that teaches creative writing workshops in every middle school in the Chatham County School System, will discuss the organization's mission and successes, and several current Deep students will read from original stories, poems, and nonfiction that they created in the work- shop.

November 22

Pickett's Charge by Charles McNair

Fri. Nov. 22nd, 7pm at The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty St. Reading and Book Signing. Free & Open to the Public.

Charles McNair, 1994 Pulitzer nominee for fiction, will read from his new novel, Pickett's Charge.

November 23

The Boy at the Gate: A Memoir by Danny Ellis

Sat. Nov 23rd 7pm. Reading and Book Signing at The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E. Liberty St. Free and Open to the public. Irish singer/songwriter Danny Ellis will perform and talk about his recently published memoir, The Boy at the Gate.

December 6

Seersucker Shots: An Evening of Poetry with Dan Rosenberg and Rebecca Alicia Myers

Hosted by Erika Jo Brown and B.J. Love. Fri., Dec. 6th, 7pm at The Book Lady Bookstore 6 E. Liberty St. Free and Open to the Public.

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