Silence, meditation, and a taste of the monastic life in Georgia
It sounds like the beginning of a dirty joke: “A lady novelist walks into a monastery . . .” but I am very serious about spending the weekend sleeping, meditating, singing, and praying with forty near-silent, white-robed, celibate men. Set in Conyers, Georgia, The Monastery of the Holy Spirit was founded in 1944 by twenty-one […]
Enter into literary heaven at the AJC Decatur Book Festival
The annual book fest makes me so proud to be an Atlantan. A quarter of a million folks come together over Labor Day weekend for the AJC Decatur Book Festival to hear from renowned authors—and enjoy local musicians, craft beers, cooking demos, a children’s parade, poetry slams.