Event Details

Location: Decatur, GA

Mark your calendars for our next book club meeting to be held on Saturday, September 1st from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Iberian Pig (Cornell Alumni Owned and Operated Establishment). The Address: 121 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 3003

Please register on or before August 16th to secure your seat.  Space is limited.  This will conclude the 2018 Book Club Event series.

Participation fee is $10.  Please pay via the link when provided. Also, if you should want to order an individual meal, separate checks will be accommodated.

Cornell and Friends Book Club – Fall 2018 Meeting Agenda

5:00 p.m. Grab Food/Drink and Comfortable Seat!

5:15 p.m. Introductions/ Host: Iberian Pig Overview

5:30 p.m. The “Host’s Pick” Fall 2018 Read – The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger.
In 1991 the Andrea Gail set sail off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts, on a fishing expedition. Neither the ship nor its crew were to return home. In The Perfect Storm, author Sebastian Junger tells the story of the Andrea Gail and its crew. Junger purports to give a factual narrative of the events that transpired. The Perfect Storm abounds with factual details about boats and fishing that will be unfamiliar to non-fishermen as well as technical discussion of the weather conditions and meteorological processes that obtain at sea. Of course, since none aboard the Andrea Gail returned to describe what happened, Junger’s narrative necessarily involves some speculative aspects, especially concerning the final moments of the lives of the crew members.

6:30 p.m. Decatur Book Festival (DBF) Author Reading – Author Elaine Neil Orr will be joining us. Elaine is the critically acclaimed writer of A Different Sun, a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American civil rights movement.  Elaine will be doing a reading from her latest novel Swimming Between Worlds.  Please visit the Elaine’s website to pre-order the book or explore any of her literary gems.

We will be hosting our final 2018 book club meet up in celebration of DBF.  Prior to our meeting, there will be the perfect opportunity to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children’s area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more. Please feel free to explore the website for the opportunity to join world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers in historic downtown Decatur square.


Iberian Pig Parking:
In regards to parking everything is public paid parking. Since it is the Book Festival there may be a few lots closed.  Ride Share (Uber/Lyft) or Marta is strongly encouraged.  

~McDonough Street and W. Trinity: this lot is located in front of Eddie’s Attic and Waffle House
~E. Court Square and E Ponce de Leon: this lot is located in front of Starbucks and Brick Store Pub
~Church Street & Sycamore Street: this lot is located behind Victory Pub and in front of Steel City Pops
~Decatur Courthouse Parking Deck

7:00 p.m.  Adjourn

For event questions, please contact Moniqua Williams at Moniquawilliamsatl@gmail.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

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