The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The week’s literary events

- 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, pldb-live. Also appearing: 7:30 p.m. March 20. Talk, signing. $15. Marcus Jewish Community Center, 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 rfortheboo­ 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, acappellab­ 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, 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, jimmycarte­ 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, atlantahis­ 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, 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, 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, atlantahis­ 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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