*** UPDATE: Tickets are no longer available for this event. ***
Free tickets are now available at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts box office for U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's keynote address, which kicks off the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival.
Trethewey, professor of English and creative writing and incoming director of Emory's Creative Writing Program, will deliver the festival's keynote at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, launching her newest collection of poems, "Thrall" — her first public reading since being named the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate in June.
Tickets can be reserved online or by calling the Schwartz box office at 404-727-5050.
Although the event is free and open to the public, tickets are required for admission and should be picked up in advance. Tickets, which are limited to two per person, are also available at local bookstores Eagle Eye Bookshop, Little Shop of Stories, and Charis Books and More.
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