Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart, “Mastering the Art of Southern Vegetables.” 3 p.m. March 20. Master cooking class, exhibition, talk, signing. $80, includes copy of the book, author talk. Marcus Jewish Community Center, Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678-812-4000, atlantajcc.org/pldb-live. Also appearing: 7:30 p.m. March 20. Talk, signing. $15. Marcus Jewish Community Center, atlantajcc.org/pldb-live.
Paul S. Sutter, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Providence Canyon and the Soils of the South.” 7:15 p.m. March 21. Talk, signing. Free. Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-370-3070, Ext. 2285; georgiacenterforthebook.org/events. Sutter uses Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” to discuss the history and impact of human-induced soil erosion across the South.
Roy Blount Jr., “Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations,” with chef Kevin Gillespie. 7 p.m. March 21. Talk, signing, pie. $28-$38, includes one book. Performing Arts Center, Decatur High School, 310 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-370-4170, acappellabooks.com/event. Decatur native Blount applies his wit to a rich, fundamental topic — food — accompanied by pies from Gillespie’s Decatur restaurant Revival.
Carapace: Secrets. 7:30 p.m. March 22. Storytelling. Free. Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta. 470-225-6162, venkmans.com/events. Bring your 5-minute, true personal stories about what’s hidden in your life.
Hermina Glass-Hill, “History, Memory & War: Susie King Taylor — the Validity of Her Voice and Commentary.” 10 a.m. March 22 and 23. Talk, signing. Free. RSVP required. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater B, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. 404-865-7100, jimmycarterlibrary.gov/events. Glass-Hill will discuss Taylor’s autobiography, “Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd USCT,” which records life in the trenches with the first federally authorized black Civil War regiment.
Patricia Bell-Scott, “The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice.” 7 p.m. March 24. Talk, signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com/program. The more than 300 letters exchanged between Roosevelt and Murray, a Baltimore-born black lawyer, tell the story of how they met and worked together on social issues.
Chelsea Rathburn and James Davis May. 2:30 p.m. March 24. Poetry reading, Q&A. Free. Troy Moore Library, 24th Floor/Department of English, Georgia State University, 25 Park Place, Atlanta. 404-413-5800, shared.cas.gsu.edu/event. May’s collection “Unquiet Things” debuts in March. Atlantan Rathburn’s second collection, “A Raft of Grief,” came out in 2013.
Amber Dermont, “Damage Control.” 6:30 p.m. March 24. Talk. Free. Joseph W. Jones Room, Level 3, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta. 404-727-6861, arts.emory.edu/calendar. Dermont (“The Starboard Sea”) teaches English at Rice University. Also appearing: 2:30 p.m. March 24. Colloquium. Free. Kemp Malone Library, N301 Callaway Memorial Center, 537 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta.
Lauren Weedman, “Miss Fortune.” 7 p.m. March 25. Talk, signing. $10. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-249-7015, atlantahistorycenter.com/program. These comedic essays by the former “Daily Show” correspondent and star of HBO’s “Looking” recount the ways her life is not OK.
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