AJC Decatur Book Festival

9/4/2016 1:10 PM

AJC Decatur Book Festival

AJC Decatur Book Festival (9/2-4).
Largest independent book festival in the country.

Dates: Friday, September 2, 2016 - Sunday, September 4, 2016
Fri 8pm at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory, 1700 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta.
Sat 8am at Decatur Square, Decatur.
Contact: decaturbookfestival.com
Parking: http://www.decaturga.com/city-government/city-departments/economic-development/parking

Among the events:

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will have an exhibition booth (no. 428-30),
at W Ponce De Leon, Decatur, GA 30030
with a variety of enlightening literature that offer Islam’s solutions in tackling the key global, social and personal challenges of the modern age.
The spirit of the event - a free exchange of expression in the literary arts - embodies the essence of how the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community strives to deliver the genuine and fundamental message of Islam: harmony, affection, equality and justice.

Diversity in Literary Criticism with Anjali Enjeti & Sonial Kamal (Anjali Enjeti, moderator)
Writers from marginalized communities are continuing to have to find new and inventive ways to put out their work when the big houses turn them down. A talented line-up of book reviewers discuss what efforts they should make to find these voices, particularly with the significant diversity gap in publishing. 

Saturday, September 3 at 4:15 PM - 5 PM, Old Decatur Courthouse, Decatur, Georgia 30030


Ken Ono, professor at Emory University, examines one of the most brilliant mathematical minds with "MY SEARCH FOR RAMANUJAN: HOW I LEARNED TO COUNT"
Marriott Conference Center A presented by DeKalb Medical, Saturday, 11:15-12:00

Waqas Khwaja
, professor at Agnes Scott College, Atlanta
Local Poetry Stage presented by Java Monkey, Saturday, 1:45-1:55

Rumaan Alam with the novel "Rich and Pretty" in the Single Ladies and Friendship panel
Marriott Conference Center B presented by Atlanta Pro AV, Saturday, 4:15-5:00

Sabaa Thair, was there in 2015, listed by AJC among the highlights of the festival
Teen Stage, Sunday, 12:00-12:45, Sabaa Tahir presents the highly anticipated sequel to "An Ember in the Ashes."

Pushpendra Mehta of Atlanta with "The Suitable Inheritor" (a novel) that spans Chicago and Peru with an India connect.
Emerging Writers Stage, Sunday, 1:10-1:15

Priyamvoda Natarajan with "Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas that Reveal the Cosmos"
Marriott Conference Center B presented by Atlanta Pro AV, Sunday, 1:15-2:00

Mostafa Jalal, GSU student
Local Poetry Stage presented by Java Monkey, Sunday, 2:00-3:05

Sunil Yapa with "Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist," a novel set amid the heated conflict of Seattle's 1999 WTO protests
Marriott Conference Center C, Sunday, 2:30-3:15

Roshani Chokshi, former Emory student, now UGA student
Teen Stage, Sunday, 3:00-3:45, panel presents India, Persia, and the high seas as the backdrops for power plays and passion in these books of star crossed love.

Pushpa Parekh, professor at Spelman College, Atlanta
Local Poetry Stage presented by Java Monkey, Sunday, 4:20-5:20

Katrell Christie
, founder of the Learning Tea to educate underprivileged young women in India, owner of Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party in Atlanta. Book: "Tiger Heart"
Marriott Conference Center Auditorium, Sunday, 5:00-5:45


More on Dr. Pushpa Parekh:


Dr. Pushpa Parekh, Professor of English and Director of African Diaspora and the World, at Spelman College, has published three scholarly books, as well as poetry and short stories in anthologies and journals in the U.S and India. Recent publications include "View from a Niqab" in Veils, Halos and Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women (Kasava Press 2016); “Veiled Woman Makeover” in The Southern Tablet (Summer 2015); “Kolam: The Art of Remembering” (5 poems) inTrumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy (2008); and, “Water Like Glass: Letters From a Daughter” (short story) in South Asian Review (2008).

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