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A Luncheon with Karen White: Author of ‘The Attic on Queen Street’

Date: November 11, 2021 | Time: 12pm – 1:30pm | West Lake Country Club

Celebrate the finale of the Tradd Street series with author Karen White. Each ticket includes lunch and a signed copy of the new release!

Return to the house on Tradd Street one last time as the bestselling series comes to a hauntingly spectacular finale! Karen White is returning to Augusta with The Attic on Queen StreetWe’ll begin with a luncheon of Chicken Caesar Salad and hear from Karen about her newest endeavor followed by a Q&A and concluding with a signing!

Books will be available to pick up on release day, November 2nd, at The Book Tavern or can be picked up at the event.

Get more information about the series and purchase tickets here!

Author Talk: Dr. John W.I. Lee

Date: November 4, 2021 | Time: 6pm | Virtual 

Hephzibah native Dr. John Wesley Gilbert, the first Black archaeologist, will be the subject of a virtual presentation by Dr. John W.I. Lee, a professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Professor Lee has written a book titled The First Black Archaeologist: A Life of John Wesley Gilbert, which is to be published later this year.

To register for this free virtual presentation, please contact Dr. Lille Johnson at AugustaBlackHistory@gmail.com.

Art at Lunch: Tom Mack | The Morris Museum

Date: September 10, 2021 | Time: 12pm – 2pm 

Distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina Aiken, author Tom Mack, PhD, talks about his latest book, 100 Things to Do in Augusta, Georgia Before You Die. Catered lunch included. Members, $15; nonmembers, $25.

Paid registration due by September 3.

See the Morris Museum website for more information.

The World of Wakanda | Author Talk

Date: July 17, 2021 | Time: 1pm | Location: Virtual

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library will be virtually hosting an author panel featuring contributors to the Marvel anthology of short stories Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda on July 17 at 1 pm, streaming to our Facebook and YouTube pages.

Hosted by Nita Wiggins, author of Civil Rights Baby: My Story of Race, Sports, and Breaking Barriers in American Journalism. 

About the Authors

Kyoko M: Ukubamba
Kyoko M is a USA Today bestselling author, a fangirl, and an avid book reader. She is the author of The Black Parade urban fantasy series and the of Cinder and Bone science fiction series.

Linda D. Addison: Shadow Dreams
Linda D. Addison is an award-winning author of five collections, including How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend, and the first African-American recipient of the Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award®.

Glenn Parris: The Underside of Darkness
Glenn Parris writes medical mystery, Afrofuturistic science fiction, and historical fiction. His Speculative science fiction novel, Dragon’s Heir, The Archeologist’s Tale, an allegory of culture, caste, and imperialism, is scheduled for publication by Outland Entertainment in late 2021.

L.L. McKinney: Legacy
L.L. McKinney was named one of The Root’s most influential African Americans of 2020. Her works include Nightmare-Verse books, Nubia: Real One through DC, Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood, and more.


To Register in advance for this virtual meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
For more information, please contact Kim McMillon at kimmac@pacbell.net

Saturdays on the Porch with André Benito Mountain | The Book Tavern

Stop by for another Saturdays on the Porch event!

André Benito Mountain is an activist and motivational speaker who is best known for his work with equity and integrating the arts and culture into public education. He challenges educators and leaders to reimagine schools as places that foster creativity in teachers and scholars. He challenges districts to deconstruct and redesign institutions in ways that better serve communities.

From his work in 2020 with “Principals Don’t Walk on Water: They Walk Through It” to his most recent release, “Virtually Lost: Essays on Education in a Global Pandemic,” André does the important work of grappling with the ever evolving institution of public education. From the nuances of the Covid-19 pandemic to the intersections of education, race, and socio-economic status– Mountain covers a wide variety of relevant topics to today’s public education system & how to make it better.

Please don’t forget that we continue to require masks inside the store, so be sure to arrive prepared! Always respect other guests’ space as well so we may all have an enjoyable and safe experience.

Get more info HERE!