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.