Titles @ Twilight promotes local authors, whose stories of history and the South represent a variety of perspectives. Join us each month for a new topic and new perspective. Click here to view the entire 2018 schedule, or scroll down for more details on upcoming topics.
Titles @ Twilight is FREE to attend and takes place in the Community Room at the Heritage Sandy Springs administrative building, 6110 Blue Stone Road.
Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Jessica Handler is the author of Invisible Sisters: A Memoir, and Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing about Grief and Loss. Her nonfiction has appeared on NPR, in Tin House, Drunken Boat, The Bitter Southerner, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, The Chattahoochee Review, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and More Magazine. A founding member of the board of the Decatur Writers Studio in Decatur, Georgia, she teaches creative writing and coordinates the Minor in Writing at Oglethorpe University, and lectures internationally on writing well about trauma. Her debut novel, “The Magnetic Girl,” is forthcoming from Hub City Press in 2019.
Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Anthony Grooms began his enviable career with the marvelous novel, Bombingham, which informed the reader that often some of the truest history of Americans is told in the stories of those who live at the periphery of historical moments. Now with his new novel, The Vain Conversation, Grooms continues with that special way of seeing human history with the journey of Lonnie Henson, a white boy in rural Bethany, Georgia, at the end of World War II. Though Grooms subject matter varies, his work tends to focus on characters struggling with the uncertainty of the Civil Rights Movement. Grooms has received many awards for his writings: the Lillian Smith Prize for Fiction (twice), the Sokolov Scholarship of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Lamar lectureship of Wesleyan College, and an Arts Administration Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2006, the Georgia Center of the Book chose two of Grooms’ published works, Ice Poems and Trouble No More, for the “Top 25 List of Books all Georgians should Read. He has been a Finalist for the Legacy Award from Hurston-Wright Foundation, and in 2006 he was granted a Fulbright Scholarship in 2006 to teach and research in Stockholm, Sweden. Grooms is currently a professor of Creative Writing at Kennesaw State University.
Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Susan Sands is a true proponent of the southern way of life. Having grown up in Cajun Louisiana, Sands uses her upbringing as inspiration for her stories. Sands writes small-town Southern romantic women’s fiction with quirky, sassy characters and heartfelt happy endings. Her Alabama Series consists of four books including Again, Alabama; Love, Alabama; Forever, Alabama; Christmas, Alabama, all of which chronicle the stories of second chance love, regret, and forgiveness in a fun and eccentric way. The Alabama series brings to life southern charm in all of its glory.
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