August 27, 2007
Emory sponsors Labor Day literary festival
Emory is a sponsor of the second annual Decatur Book Festival, set for Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 in downtown Decatur. Emory University, Emory Healthcare, the Emory Libraries and the Druid Hills Bookstore will have booths in the exhibitors’ areas between Eddie’s Attic and the DeKalb County Courthouse.
Don’t miss Creative Writing’s Natasha Trethewey, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, reading Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Old Decatur Courthouse, and Bruce Covey, reading at Java Monkey between 3 and 4 p.m.
For more information and a complete schedule of festival events visit www.decaturbookfestival.com.
TCP dialogue groups now forming for fall
The Transforming Community Project, a five-year endeavor examining race at Emory, announces enrollment for the Fall 2007 Community Dialogues.
Community Dialogues — small study groups of students, staff, faculty and alumni — will meet to discuss in an honest, probing and constructive way select issues of race and racism in the United States, how these issues have impacted the Emory community, and how individuals and groups within the Emory community might engage in constructive action. Dialogue groups discuss short readings, films or other relevant materials on topics related to race. Meals and reading materials are provided free to participants.
Enrollment is open to all members of the Emory community. Currently, 11 groups are planned, including one on Oxford’s campus and one specifically for the law and business community.
Visit http://transform.emory.edu/ to sign up for a Community Dialogue. Printed applications are available by contacting the Transforming Community Project at 404-727-6198 or TCP@learnlink.emory.edu. Fall 2007 applications should be completed by Monday, Aug. 27.