Author events, Feb. 22-28

Anita Diamant, "The Boston Girl." 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Talk, signing. $10-15. Marcus Jewish Community Center, Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678-812-4000, Diamant tells a story of family ties and values, friendship and feminism through the eyes of a young Jewish woman in Boston in the early 20th century.

Issa Rae, "The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl." 7 p.m. Feb 23. Reading, signing. Free. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4200, In her debut essay collection, the creator of the YouTube series "Awkward Black Girl" tells what it's like to be gawky in a world that regards black as cool.

Adekeye Adebajo, "Africa's Peacemakers." 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Reading, signing. Free. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. 404-865-7100, Adebajo provides insight into the 13 Nobel Peace Prize winners of African descent since 1950.

Kate Alcott, "A Touch of Stardust." 7 p.m. Feb 24. Talk, signing. $10; reservations recommended. Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, 990 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-814-4150, In Alcott's latest novel, a young screenwriter encounters Carole Lombard, Clark Gable and producer David O. Selznick during the filming of "Gone With the Wind."

T. Geronimo Johnson, "Welcome to Braggsville." 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Talk, signing. Free. Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library, 1282 McConnell Drive, Decatur. 404-370-8450, Ext. 2225; In this dark, Southern-fried comedy, four college students stage a protest during a Civil War re-enactment in Georgia.

Carapace: cover story. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Storytelling. Free. Manuel's Tavern, 602 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-525-3447, Share your 5- to 7-minute story about a time when things weren't what they seemed or the official narrative wasn't true.

A Book Affair: David Ryback, "Beethoven in Love." 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Discussion, Q&A. Free. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-872-5338, Ext. 228; For this new quarterly forum, Ryback will discuss Beethoven's relationship with his mysterious "Immortal Beloved."

Nguyen Phan Que Mai, Bruce Weigl and Bruce McEver. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Poetry readings. Free with RSVP to Kress Auditorium, Georgia Tech, 500 10th St., Atlanta. 404-894-2000,

Maurice C. Daniels, "Saving the Soul of Georgia: Donald L. Hollowell and the Struggle for Civil Rights." 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Talk, signing. Free. Atlanta-Fulton Central Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta. 404-730-1700, Daniels' biography is about a key civil rights movement lawyer who worked to desegregate public schools in Atlanta.

Michael Martone. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Lecture. Free. Ivy Hall, SCAD, 179 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-253-3324, Learn tricks of the literary trade from the author of "Flatness and Other Landscapes."

Akinyele Omowale Umoja, "We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement." 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Discussion, signing. Free. Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St., Atlanta. 404-612-0500, The chair of the Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University reconstructs the armed resistance of black activists during the civil rights movement.