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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)
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Saturday, August 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Black Writers in Atlanta

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Atlanta authors write about a variety of topics both fiction and non-fiction.  Hear these authors and get whisked away into their exciting stories often set right here in the South. We are proud to present authors Anthony Grooms, Akinyele Umoja and Penny Mickelbury.  Join us as we highlight authors from Atlanta who are contributing to the evolving landscape of African American literature.

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Anthony Grooms

Atlanta Author
Anthony Grooms has taught at The University of Cape Coast in Ghana, Södertörns högskola in Sweden and, for more than 20 years at Kennesaw State in Georgia. He the author of ICE POEMS, TROUBLE NO MORE:STORIES and BOMBINGHAM, a novel.  A new novel, THE VAIN CONVERSATION, is forthcoming in spring... Read More →
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Penny Mickelbury

Adult Author
Penny Mickelbury is playwright and mystery novelist who worked as a print and television journalist for ten years before concentrating on fiction writing. She is the author of ten mystery novels in three successful series: The Carol Ann Gibson Mysteries, the Mimi Patterson/Gianna... Read More →
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Akinyele Umoja

Atlanta Author
Akinyele Umoja is Professor and Chair of the Department of African-American studies at Georgia State University, where he teaches courses on the history of the civil rights and Black Power movements and other social movements. He has been a community activist for over 40 years. H... Read More →

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