Author Events June 11-17

Author Mary V. Dearborn (photo: Ed Keeting)

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Author Mary V. Dearborn (photo: Ed Keeting)

Cate Powell, "Brand New Love: Letters to My Unborn and Newborn Child." Carapace regular Powell's touching dispatches reflect the tender and tough aspects of first-time mothering. 4 p.m. June 11. Book launch, storytelling, reading, signing, music. Free. Manuel's Tavern, 602 North Highland Ave. Atlanta, 404-525-3447,

Mary V. Dearborn, "Ernest Hemingway: A Biography." Dearborn's new biography offers a revelatory look into the life and work of this complex and haunted American writer. 7 p.m. June 13. Talk, signing. $10. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta, 404-814-4150,

Regina N. Bradley, "Boondock Kollage: Stories from the Hip Hop South." Bradley's debut collection of short stories addresses issues of race, space and identity in the post-civil-rights-era South. 7:30 p.m. June 14. Reading, signing. Free. Suggested donation $5. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, 404-524-0304,

Andrea Petersen, "On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety." Petersen presents her personal story, the biology of anxiety, and the most current research on its causes and treatments. In conversation with Carter Center Mental Health Program staffer Rebecca Palpant Shimkets. 7 p.m. June 15. Panel discussion, signing. Free. Carter Presidential Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, 404-865-7100,

Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, "Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement, 1944-1968." Sims-Alvarado's pictorial history honors the faces, the voices and the strategists of the modern civil rights movement. 11 a.m. June 17. Talk, signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, 404-814-4150,

NubiaOne Fest: The Next Level of Black Speculative Fiction. This festival of black science fiction, fantasy and horror features interactive panel discussions and workshops, performances, an art exhibit, cosplay photo sessions, as well as vendors of comic books, novels and artifacts. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. June 17. Talks, discussions, workshops. Free. Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, 404-730-4001, Ext. 100,