Margaret Mitchell House

3e14d Urbex Midtown Mitchellhouse
Call: (404) 249-7015 or visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com
The house where much of Gone with the Wind was written beckons to tourists and native Atlantans alike who want to understand more about the author of the most popular novel of all time. The house also plays an important part in keeping Atlanta's literary scene alive through regular events with local and national authors. Tours available every half hour.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
When Mary Todd meets Abraham Lincoln in Springfield in winter 1840, he is on no one's shortlist to be president. Rough and reticent, he’s a country lawyer lacking money and manners, living above a dry goods shop, but with a gift for oratory. Mary, a quick, self-possessed debutante with a tireless in...
Cost: Free - $10


Monday June 10, 2019 09:30 am EDT

Up your writing game by writing pocket-sized stories with lots to say! Explore mini sagas, flash fiction, and vignettes and challenge yourself to communicate an idea with only 100-1000 words.

Margaret Mitchell House writing camps provide an opportunity for youth to discover t...
Cost: $325 - $375


Monday June 17, 2019 09:30 pm EDT
AGES 9-14 YEARS Using Atlanta landmarks as a guide to explore dystopian themes, let your imagination soar as you examine challenges facing impacted communities. Journey around the city and craft a storyline that asks “How would Atlanta look and feel in a dystopian future?”, “What resources wou...
Cost: $325 - $375


Tuesday April 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Tena Clark was born in 1953 in a tiny Mississippi town close to the Alabama border, where the legacy of slavery and racial injustice still permeated every aspect of life. On the outside, Tena’s childhood looked like a fairy tale. Her father was one of the state’s richest men; her mother was a regal ...
Cost: Free - $10

An Evening With Randall Kenan (In Conversation With James A. Crank), Understanding Randall Kenan

Thursday March 14, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Presented by Atlanta History Center Please join us for a night celebrating the life and work of North Carolina author Randall Kenan — a writer best known for his novel A Visitation of Spirits (1989) and his collection of stories Let the Dead Bury Their Dead (1992), which was a finalist for the Nat...
Cost: Free - $10


Wednesday February 27, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Join us in Midtown for an evening with fast paced thriller authors B.A. Shapiro and Tim Johnston as they talk about their craft and how they keep their readers guessing until the very last chapter. B.A. and Tim will be interviewed onstage by Alison Law, host of the podcast Literary Atlanta.   Abou...
Cost: Free - $10

Steve Luxenberg, Seperate: The Story of Plessy vs. Ferguson and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation

Monday February 25, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Atlanta History Center
Cost: Free - $10

Ayesha Harruna Attah, the Hundred Wells of Salaga

Wednesday February 13, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Cost: Free - $10

Tara Conklin, The Last Romantics

Thursday February 7, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Cost: Free - $10

Kristina McMorris

Tuesday February 5, 2019 07:00 pm EST
2 Children for Sale. The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene ev...
Cost: Free - $10

Mesha Maren, Sugar Run

Thursday January 24, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta History Center
Cost: Free - $10

Local Event for Mesha Maren, Author of Sugar Run

Thursday January 24, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Mesha Maren's short stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, Oxford American, Hobart, The Barcelona Review, Fiorty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and other literary journals. She was chosen by Lee Smith as winner of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Pricze and is the recipient of a 20...
Cost: Free

J. Courtney Sullivan, saints for all occasions

Tuesday August 14, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Join author J. Courtney Sulivan for a meet & greet and chance to hear her discuss her new book, Saints for All Occasions. J. Courtney Sullivan is The New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Engagements, Maine, and Commencement. Maine was named a 2011 Time Magazine Best Book of the Year a...
Cost: $10


Tuesday August 14, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Join author J. Courtney Sullivan for a meet & greet, as well as the chance to hear her discuss her new book; Saints for All Occasions  J. Courtney Sullivan is The New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Engagements, Maine, and Commencement. Maine was named a 2011 Time Magazine Best Boo...
Cost: $10

Julie Hedgepeth Williams, Three Not-So-Ordinary-Joes: A Plantation Newspaperman, a Printer's Devil, an English Wit, and the Founding of Southern Literature

Tuesday July 24, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
One of the more eccentric figures in the antebellum South was Joseph Addison Turner, born to the plantation and trained to run one. All he really wanted to do, though, was to be a famous writer- and to be the founder of Southern literature.
Cost: $10-$15

Speaking of Making: Louisiana Bendolph in Conversation with Virginia Prescott, joined by Matt Arnett and Lonnie Holley

Wednesday July 18, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
Presented by AIR Serenbe, in partnership with Atlanta History Center and Grocery on Home. Join On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott in conversation with Louisiana Bendolph, Matt Arnett, and Lonnie Holley, as they discuss Bendolph’s dynamic art, Southern African American artmaking traditions, and...
Cost: $7-$10

Aiken Lecture: Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts, Denmark Vesey's Garden

Tuesday June 26, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
A book that strikes at the heart of the recent flaure-ups over Confederate symbols in Charlottesville, New Orleans, and elsewhere, Denmark Vesey's Garden reveals the deep roots of these controversies and traces them to the heart of slavery in the United States: Charleston, South Carolina.
Cost: $10-$15

Hannah Pittard, Visible Empire

Tuesday June 5, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
An epic novel-based on true events- of love, grief, race, and wealth, charting a single sweltering summer in Atlanta that left no one unchanged.  On a humid summer day, the phones began to ring: disaster has struck. Chateau de Sully, a Boeing 707 chartered to ferry home more than one hundred of At...
Cost: $10-$15

Pamela Druckerman, There Are No Grown-Ups: A Midlife Coming of Age Story

Sunday June 3, 2018 05:00 pm EDT
The bestselling author of BRINGING UP BEBE investigates life in her forties, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face. When Pamela Druckerman turns 40, waiters start calling her "Madame," and she detects a new message in mens' gazes. Yet forty isn't even technically middle-age...
Cost: $10-$15

Paula McLain, Love and Ruin

Wednesday May 16, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn- a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century. 
Cost: $5-$10

An Evening with Eve Ewing, Sarah Kay, Amanda Torres & Mahogany L. Browne

Sunday April 29, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
AIR Serenbe presents, in partnership with Atlanta History Center, four of the nation's top spoken word poets for ONE NIGHT ONLY in Atlanta. Sarah Kay, Mahogany L. Browne, Eve Ewing, and Amanda Torres will be in Georgia as part of the SWACC! Focus Fellowship at AIR Serenbe. SWACC! is an award residen...
Cost: $15-$25
979 Crescent Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 249-7015
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Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:30 PM