“Downton Abbey” Tea with Wendy Wax. 2 p.m. March 2. Free. Trivia, tea, prizes. Barnes & Noble, Mansell Crossings SC, 7660 Northpoint Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-993-8340, store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4662457. Fans of the TV show can wear costumes and meet the author of “While We Were Watching Downton Abbey.”
Katie Cotugno, “How to Love.” 7 p.m. March 4. Free. Little Shop of Stories, 133A E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-373-6300, www.littleshopofstories.com/events.php. Tour of young-adult book authors includes Robyn Schneider (“The Beginning of Everything”), Melissa Kantor (“Maybe One Day”), Courtney C. Stevens (“Normal”) and Lauren Oliver (“Panic”).
The Feminist Founders Reading: Tracy K. Smith. 6:30 p.m. March 5. Also reception and signing. Free. Presentation Room, Emory University, 1390 Oxford Road, Atlanta. 404-727-4683, arts.emory.edu/calendar/index.html?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D105300056%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D. Also appearing: 2:30 p.m. March 6. Colloquium. Free. N301 Callaway Center, 537 N. Kilgo Circle, Atlanta. 404-727-4683, arts.emory.edu/calendar/index.html?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D105300068%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D. Smith’s most recent collection of poetry, “Life on Mars,” won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.
Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Trethewey. 7 p.m. March 6. Reception Hall, Michael C. Carlos Museum, 537 S. Kilgo Circle, Atlanta. 404-727-4683, arts.emory.edu/calendar/index.html?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D105300073%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D. This conversation between Smith and Trethewey will be introduced by Jericho Brown and moderated by Kevin Young.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “Americanah.” 7 p.m. March 6. Reading and signing. Free. First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairmont Ave., Decatur. 404-373-1653, www.georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=658. Nigerian-born Adichie (“Purple Hibiscus”) returns with a story of childhood sweethearts reunited to face the toughest decisions of their lives.
Dave Barry, “You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty.” 7 p.m. March 7. Talk and signing. Free. Cecil B. Day Chapel, Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. 404-865-7100, www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/events. Also appearing: 12:30 p.m. March 7. Talk and signing. Free. Barnes & Noble Buckhead, 2900 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-261-7747, store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/82012. In his new look at parenthood, Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties and dating to a father’s ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert.
Therese Park, “The North Wind: Forced Journey to North Korea.” 11 a.m. March 7. Reading. Free. Ticketed event; reservations recommended. Centennial Hall Auditorium, Georgia State University, 100 Auburn Ave., Atlanta. www.arts.gsu.edu/16159.html. In her new novel, Park (“A Gift of the Emperor”) tells the story of an 18-year-old girl forced to work for South Korean intelligence during the 1960s.
Mignon Ballard, “Miss Dimple Picks a Peck of Trouble.” 3 p.m. March 8. Talk and signing. Free. Tall Tales Book Shop, 2105 LaVista Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-636-2498, www.talltalesatlanta.com/events.html. Teacher Dimple Kirkpatrick and her fellow amateur sleuths in the Georgia town of Elderberry have their hands full in the summer of 1944 when a local girl is found murdered.
Chelsea Handler, “Uganda Be Kidding Me.” 2 p.m. March 15. Signing. Tickets required. Advance tickets available for specific half-hour time periods. $28.94, includes a copy of the book. A Cappella Books, 208 Haralson Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-681-5128, www.acappellabooks.com/event/chelsea-handler-book-signing. Also appearing: 8 p.m. March 15. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. ev10.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=CHE&linkID=fta&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode. Comedian and talk show host Handler (“My Horizontal Life”) is touring in support of her fifth book.
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