SCAD and Ivy Hall are proud to host the Ivy Hall Writers Series. Check out who will be visiting SCAD Atlanta this winter:

Josh Green, Jan. 16, 6 p.m. Ivy Hall, Atlanta
Josh Green’s first book, “Dirtyville Rhapsodies,” was named a “Best Book for the Beach” by Men’s Health magazine, alongside Khaled Hosseini and Stephen King. Green’s short story collection also was named a top read of 2013 by Paste magazine. Green’s work has appeared in Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Indianapolis Monthly, The Los Angeles Review, Ascent and Creative Loafing Atlanta, among others.

Jayne Anne Phillips, Jan. 22, 6 p.m., Event Space 4C, SCAD Atlanta
In her new book, “Quiet Dell,” Phillips retells the story of the harrowing 1931 murders of an innocent Iowa family. Emily Thornhill, one of the few women in the Chicago press, becomes invested in the case, fascinated by the precocious youngest child Annabel and her sense of magic. Emily allies with a Chicago banker, wracked by guilt, who funds the investigation. Driven by secrets of their own, the characters stop at nothing to ensure a conviction.

Tina O’Hailey, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., Digital Media Center, Atlanta
Author and Dean of the School of Digital Media Tina O’Hailey’s book, “Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts,” was published in 2013. She holds a B.F.A. in computer animation from Ringling School of Art and Design and a Master of Science in computer information technology in object-oriented programming from Regis University.

Jessica Handler, Feb. 5, 5 p.m. (student workshop), 6 p.m. (lecture), Ivy Hall, Atlanta
Handler will discuss her book,  “Braving the Fire,” which provides a roadmap for the journey of writing honestly about grief and loss. The book takes the perspective of exploring the challenges and rewards for the writer who has chosen, with courage and candor, to be the memory keeper.

Valerie Joan Conners, Feb. 6, 5 p.m., Ivy Hall, Atlanta
Connors is the author of two novels and the president of the Atlanta Writers Club. Her most recent novel, “In Her Keeping,” released in August 2013 by Bell Bridge Books, is a gentle look at a serious problem: the plight of tigers in captivity in the U.S. and elsewhere. Set in a tiger sanctuary in the mountains of North Carolina, “In Her Keeping” tells a story about starting over, finding a new purpose in life and seeing motherhood in a radically new perspective.

Jamie Iredell, Feb. 13, 6 p.m., Ivy Hall, Atlanta
Iredell is the author of “I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac.” After two full-length fiction collections that mixed his irreverent treatment of form and gritty real-life candor, Iredell delivers an assured and honest collection of personal essays. “I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac”  reveals a writer who takes on his literal highs and existential lows with the unembellished voice of an anthropologist.

Alice Hoffman, Feb. 21, 6 p.m., Event Space 4C, SCAD Atlanta
Alice Hoffman’s novel — the critically acclaimed best-seller “The Dovekeepers”  — was described by Toni Morrison as “a major contribution to 21st-century literature.” In this book, Hoffman delves into ancient history to create a stunning work of historical fiction. Now with her new novel, “The Museum of Extraordinary Things,” Hoffman looks to the year 1911 in New York City when two fires, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Dreamland Fire, transformed the city and the life of every New Yorker.


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