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•What: Poet Rita Dove will read from her work. Dove was the poet laureate of the United States from 1993-1995 and the poet laureate of Virginia from 2004-2006.

•When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

•Where: The reception hall at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 S. Kilgo St. on the campus of Emory University.

•Cost: The reading is free.

•Info: Call 404-727-7620 or visit www.emory.edu.

•Note: A book signing will follow the reading.

Wednesday

Join the Gwinnett Daily Post Book Club to discuss "Self Storage" by Gayle Brandeis at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the meeting room at the Collins Hill Library, located at 455 Camp Perrin Road in Lawrenceville. The meeting is free. The book is available for $23.95. Call Rachael Mason 770-963-9205, ext. 1324.

Howard Norman, author of "Devotion," will discuss and sign his work at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

"Crossing the Line: A Conversation with Tayari Jones and Lee Smith" will be held Wednesday at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Reservations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Visitors Center on Crescent Avenue. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

Thursday

Former NBA star John Amaechi will sign copies of his memoir "Man In the Middle: My Life in and Out of Bounds" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Books-A-Million at Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Free tickets for the signing will be distributed starting at 10 a.m. Thursday. Call 678-847-5115.

A Literary Evening featuring Brigid Hughes, the editor of the literary magazine Public Space, will be held at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. Poets Kwame Davis, Jillian Weise and Alex Lemon and author Aaron Petrovich will also take part in the program. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

"Married with Books: A Conversation with Elizabeth Dewberry and Robert Olen Butler" will be held on Thursday at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Reservations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Visitors Center on Crescent Avenue. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

Friday

A 50th birthday party for Dr. Seuss's "Cat in the Hat" will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Books-A-Million at Discover Mills at 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. The free event will include activities, games and refreshments. Call 678-847-5115.

March 5

Jon Clinch, author of "Finn," will discuss and sign his work at 7:15 p.m. March 5 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Suze Orman, author of "Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny," will discuss and sign her work March 5 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Reservations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Visitors Center on Crescent Avenue. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

March 6

James M. McPherson, author of "The Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7:15 p.m. March 6 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

March 8

Robert Crais, author of "The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel," will discuss and sign his work at 7:15 p.m. March 8 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Michael Oren, author of "Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present," will discuss and sign his work March 8 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Reservations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Visitors Center on Crescent Avenue. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

March 14

Cassandra King, author of "Queen of Broken Hearts," will discuss and sign her work at 7:15 p.m. March 14 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

March 15

Scott W. Berg, author of "Grand Avenues: The Story of the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C.," will discuss and sign his work at 7:15 p.m. March 15 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.