The week’s lit­er­ary events

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - BOOKS - Gina Webb, for the AJC

Nathalie Dupree and Cyn­thia Graubart, “Mas­ter­ing the Art of South­ern Veg­eta­bles.” 3 p.m. to­day. Mas­ter cook­ing class, ex­hi­bi­tion, talk, sign­ing. $80, in­cludes copy of the book, au­thor talk. Mar­cus Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, Za­ban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dun­woody. 678812-4000, at­lanta­jcc.org/ pldb-live. Also ap­pear­ing: 7:30 p.m. March 20. Talk, sign­ing. $15. Mar­cus Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, at­lanta­jcc.org/pldb-live. Paul S. Sut­ter,“Let Us Now Praise Fa­mous Gul­lies: Prov­i­dence Canyon and the Soils of the South.” 7:15 p.m. Mon­day. Talk, sign­ing. Free. De­catur Li­brary Au­di­to­rium, 215 Sy­camore St., De­catur. 404-370-3070, Ext. 2285; geor­gia­cente rforthe­book.org/events. Sut­ter uses Ge­or­gia’s“Lit­tle Grand Canyon”to dis­cuss the his­tory and im­pact of hu­man-in­duced soil ero­sion across the South. Roy Blount Jr.,“Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ru­mi­na­tions,” with chef Kevin Gille­spie. 7 p.m. Mon­day. Talk, sign­ing, pie. $28-$38, in­cludes one book. Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, De­catur High School, 310 N. McDonough St., De­catur. 404-370-4170, acap­pella­books.com/event. De­catur na­tive Blount ap­plies his wit to a rich, fun­da­men­tal topic — food — ac­com­pa­nied by pies from Gille­spie’s De­catur restau­rant Re­vival. Cara­pace: Se­crets. 7:30 p.m. Tues­day. Sto­ry­telling. Free. Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd., At­lanta. 470225-6162, venkmans.com/ events. Bring your 5-minute, true per­sonal sto­ries about what’s hid­den in your life. Her­mina Glass-Hill, “His­tory, Mem­ory & War: Susie King Tay­lor — the Va­lid­ity of HerVoice and Com­men­tary.” 10 a.m. Tues­day and Wed­nes­day. Talk, sign­ing. Free. RSVP re­quired. Carter Pres­i­den­tial Li­brary & Mu­seum The­ater B, 441 Free­dom Park­way, At­lanta. 404-865-7100, jim­my­carter­li­brary.gov/ events. Glass-Hill will dis­cuss Tay­lor’s au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, “Rem­i­nis­cences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd USCT,”which records life in the trenches with the first fed­er­ally au­tho­rized black Civil War reg­i­ment. Pa­tri­cia Bell-Scott, “The Fire­brand and the First Lady: Por­trait of a Friend­ship: Pauli Mur­ray, Eleanor Roo­sevelt, and the Strug­gle for So­cial Jus­tice.” 7 p.m. Thurs­day. Talk, sign­ing. $10. At­lanta His­tory Cen­ter, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., At­lanta. 404-814-4150, at­lantahis­to­rycen­ter.com/ pro­gram. The more than 300 let­ters ex­changed be­tween Roo­sevelt and Mur­ray, a Bal­ti­more-born black lawyer, tell the story of how they met and worked to­gether on so­cial is­sues. Chelsea Rath­burn and James Davis May. 2:30 p.m. Thurs­day. Po­etry read­ing, Q&A. Free. Troy Moore Li­brary, 24th Floor/Depart­ment of English, Ge­or­gia State Univer­sity, 25 Park Place, At­lanta. 404-413-5800, shared.cas.gsu.edu/event. May’s col­lec­tion“Un­quiet Things”de­buts in March. At­lantan Rath­burn’s se­cond col­lec­tion,“A Raft of Grief,” came out in 2013. Am­ber Der­mont,“Dam­age Con­trol.” 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day. Talk. Free. Joseph W. Jones Room, Level 3, Robert W. Woodruff Li­brary, Emory Univer­sity, 540 As­bury Cir­cle, At­lanta. 404727-6861, arts.emory.edu/ cal­en­dar. Der­mont (“The Star­board Sea”) teaches English at Rice Univer­sity. Also ap­pear­ing: 2:30 p.m. March 24. Col­lo­quium. Free. Kemp Malone Li­brary, N301 Call­away Me­mo­rial Cen­ter, 537 Kilgo Cir­cle, At­lanta. Lau­ren Weed­man, “Miss For­tune.” 7 p.m. Fri­day. Talk, sign­ing. $10. Mar­garet Mitchell House, 979 Cres­cent Ave. N.E., At­lanta. 404-249-7015, at­lantahis­to­rycen­ter.com/ pro­gram. Th­ese comedic es­says by the for­mer“Daily Show”correspond­ent and star of HBO’s“Look­ing” re­count the ways her life is not OK.

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