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Charis Books & More

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Call: (404) 524-0304 or visit www.charisbooksandmore.com
Atlanta's long-running lesbian/feminist/mystic bookstore also stocks CDs, gifts and jewelry, and hosts frequent in-store events.

Caul Baby: Morgan Jerkins in Conversation with Phoebe Robinson

Tuesday April 6, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Following the critical and popular success of her first two books of nonfiction, New York Times bestselling author Morgan Jerkins returns with her electrifying fiction debut, CAUL BABY, a family saga filled with secrets, betrayal, intrigue, and magic. Morgan will be joined in conversation by Phoeb...
Cost: $30.25-$40.25

A Celebration of Girlhood by Melissa Febos

Tuesday March 30, 2021 07:30 pm EDT
Charis welcomes Melissa Febos for a launch of Girlhood with Jami Attenberg, Donika Kelly, Grace Lavery, Bassey Ikpi, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Suleika Jaouad, Elissa Washuta, and Melissa Broder. A gripping set of stories about the forces that shape girls and the adults they become. A wise and brillian...
Cost: Free

The Soul of a Woman: Isabel Allende in Conversation with Elizabeth Lesser

Tuesday March 9, 2021 07:30 pm EST
Charis and The Decatur Book Festival are very honored to welcome beloved author Isabel Allende for a celebration of her newest book, The Soul of a Woman, in which she explores the question: what feeds the soul of feminists—and all women—today? As a young woman coming of age in the late 1960s, Alle...
Cost: $25-$35

Kidliterate Book Club Reads: Pet

Tuesday February 23, 2021 07:00 pm EST
Kidliterate invites you to join a group of quirky adults who enjoy reading and discussing Young Adult and Middle Reader books. Drop-ins welcome!

This month's book is Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Cost: Free

Anna Malaika Tubbs, author of The Three Mothers, in conversation with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Wednesday February 10, 2021 07:00 pm EST
Anna Malaika Tubbs, author of The Three Mothers, in conversation with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most p...
Cost: Free

Black Feminist Book Club Reads: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thursday January 28, 2021 07:00 pm EST
The Black Feminist Book Club reads books by amazing Black women writers, centers the discussion from Black feminist perspectives, and celebrates classic and contemporary Black women authors across genres and styles, all in the comfort of an awesome gem of a feminist bookstore! Charis Circle board ch...
Cost: Free

The Rib King: A Conversation with Ladee Hubbard and Susana Morris

Sunday January 24, 2021 06:30 pm EST
Charis welcomes Ladee Hubbard in conversation with Susana Morris for a celebration of Hubbard's novel, The Rib King. This event is co-sponsored by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. The acclaimed author of The Talented Ribkins deconstructs painful African A...
Cost: Free

Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance-- Nikki Grimes in conversation with Susana Morris

Saturday January 23, 2021 03:00 pm EST
The Charis Black Feminist Book Club welcomes Nikki Grimes in conversation with Susana Morris for a celebration of Grimes' young adult poetry collection, Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance. This all-ages event is co-hosted by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture a...
Cost: Free

LGBTQ+ Book Club Reads: Rubyfruit Jungle

Saturday January 23, 2021 10:00 am EST
The LGBTQ+ Book Club is a group for LGBTQ+ folks and allies to read queer-themed books and books by queer authors! We aim to have diverse thought-provoking discussions about queer identity, history, and topical issues. All are welcome to join! This month's book is: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Bro...
Cost: Free

The Prophets--Robert Jones, Jr. in conversation with Brit Bennett

Tuesday January 12, 2021 07:30 pm EST
Charis welcomes Robert Jones, Jr. in conversation with novelist Brit Bennett for a celebration of Jones' highly anticipated debut novel, The Prophets. This event is co-sponsored by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. The Prophets is a singular and stunning d...
Cost: Free

What's Your Story? Rebecca Walker & Lily Diamond in conversation with Vanessa Jackson

Sunday January 10, 2021 06:30 pm EST
Start your year off right with a celebration of the stories and questions that matter. Charis welcomes Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond in conversation with psychotherapist, Vanessa Jackson, for a celebration of What's Your Story?: A Journal for Everyday Evolution. This event is co-sponsored by The L...
Cost: Free

Trans & Friends

Monday January 4, 2021 07:30 pm EST
This is a youth-focused group for trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. We provide a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues. Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient w...
Cost: Free

Poetry Atlanta Presents..."Mother Mary Comes to Me: A Popculture Anthology"

Monday November 16, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Join us for an anthology reading to celebrate the forthcoming release of Mother Mary Comes to Me: A Popculture Anthology. This virtual reading will feature 20 contributors, including editors Collin Kelley and Karen Head. It is free and open to the public, but you must register in Eventbrite to recei...
Cost: Free

Anti-Racism: Powerful Voices, Inspiring Ideas--Kenrya Rankin in conversation with Mattice Haynes

Tuesday October 20, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Charis welcomes Kenrya Rankin in conversation with Atlanta-based antiracism practitioner, Mattice Haynes for a celebration of the vibrant collection, Anti-Racism: Powerful Voices, Inspiring Ideas. This event is co-sponsored by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and Histor...
Cost: Donations

Black Feminist Book Club Reads How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

Thursday June 25, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
The Black Feminist Book Club reads books by amazing Black women writers, centers the discussion from Black feminist perspectives, and celebrates classic and contemporary Black women authors across genres and styles, all in the comfort of an awesome gem of a feminist bookstore! Charis Circle board ch...
Cost: Free, donations encouraged

Jenny Brown: "Birth Strike"

Tuesday May 14, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Categories: Book signings Tired of anti-abortion laws being passed--including the strictest ever in Georgia? Wondering why abortion is on the chopping block? The new book Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women's Work explains that it's not just about culture or religion, but a response to the U.S...
Cost: $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds

Black Food Geographies with Ashante Reese

Tuesday April 30, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Charis Books & More welcomes Spelman College professor Ashante Reese to celebrate the release of her book "Black Food Georgraphies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C."
Cost: Free

Independent Bookstore Day Charis Grand Reopening Party

Saturday April 27, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Grand reopening of Charis Books & More party that includes special guests and Ribbon Cutting.
Cost: Free

DeMaris B. Hill: A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Blend.

Thursday April 11, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Charis Books & More presents DaMaris B. Hill and her book "A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland.
Cost: Free

Feminista Jones Presents Reclaiming Our Space

Wednesday April 10, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Charis Books & More presents Feminista Jones and her book "Reclaiming Our Space."
Cost: Free

SCHR Speaker Series: Robert L. Tsai

Wednesday April 10, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
Charis Books & More presents SCHR Speaker Series: Robert L. Tsai and his book Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation, A path-breaking account of how Americans have used innovative legal measures to overcome injustice—and an indispensable guide to pursuing equality in our time.
Cost: Free

Damon Young: What Doesn't Kill You Makes you Blacker.

Thursday March 28, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Charis Books & More presents Damon Young and his book "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker."
Cost: Free

On the Come Up: Angie Thomas and Nic Stone in Conversation

Saturday February 9, 2019 06:30 pm EST
Join Charis and The Friends School of Atlanta in welcoming one of our all time favorite authors, Angie Thomas, to celebrate her new novel, On the Come Up with a very special conversation with Nic Stone (Dear, Martin, Odd One Out) and introduced by author and publisher, Denene Millner (Denene Millner...
Cost: $25-$35

Devi Laskar: The Atlas of Reds and Blues at Georgia Center for the Book

Thursday February 7, 2019 07:15 pm EST
Join Charis Books and the Georgia Center for the Book in welcoming author Devi Laskar to celebrate her new Atlanta-based novel, The Atlas of Reds and Blues. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Decatur Library auditorium. Devi will sign books after the reading.  Abo...
Cost: Free

Isabel Wilkerson SUMMIT Signature Series Talk and Book Signing - "The Great Migration and Immigration"

Thursday February 7, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Immigration has become an urgent topic in the U.S. and around the world. How do the Great Migration and immigration resemble each other, today? Where do they intersect and how do they differ? What can we learn from the cautionary tale of six million Americans fleeing repression within the borders of...
Cost: Free

Tayari Jones at the First Baptist Church in Decatur

Tuesday February 5, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Join Charis Books, The Georgia Center for the Book, and The First Baptist Church of Decatur in celebrating the paperback release of An American Marriage by beloved Atlanta author Tayari Jones. This event is free and open to the public and no ticket is necessary but seating is first come, first serve...
Cost: Free

None of the Above: The Untold Story of the APS Cheating Scandal

Tuesday January 29, 2019 07:30 pm EST
Charis welcomes APS educator Shani Robinson and Atlanta journalist Anna Simonton to discuss None of the Above, their crucial insider’s account of the infamous Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal that scapegoated black employees for problems rooted in the education reform movement. In March of ...
Cost: Suggested $5 Donation

Yoga @ Charis - January 27, 2019

Sunday January 27, 2019 11:00 am EST
Osatyam partners with Charis to facilitate Yoga At Charis: an all levels practice for the people by the people. Practitioners are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga At Charis keeps a strong focus on breathwork and increasing full body ...
Cost: Free

Black Feminist Book Club Reads Surpassing Certainly Janet Mock

Thursday January 24, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Do you want to read books by amazing Black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a Black feminist perspective(s)? Do you want to do all of this in an awesome gem of a feminist bookstore? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you! Charis Circle board chair Susana Morris is the facilitat...
Cost: Free

Hands Up! Book Release Party with Breanna J. McDaniel

Sunday January 20, 2019 05:00 pm EST
Join Charis in celebrating Atlanta author Breanna J. McDaniel's first book, Hands Up, a triumphant picture book recasts a charged phrase as part of a black girl's everyday lifehands up for a hug, hands up in class, hands up for a high fivebefore culminating in a moment of resistance at a protest mar...
Cost: Suggested $5 donation

Cliterati Open No Mic: SFQP Collaboration

Thursday January 17, 2019 07:30 pm EST
Charis and Cliterati pair up the third Thursday of each month to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading series that celebrates beginning voices and seasoned veterans alike. All are welcome to come and share their work. This month's cliterati is extra special for two reasons: 1. It is ou...
Cost: Suggested $5 donation

Making Space: A Writing Group for Activists, Healers, Heroes

Monday January 14, 2019 06:30 pm EST
Making Space: A writing group for those of us who work, move or spend time serving others through human service and community professions (psychologists, educators, social workers, etc). Here, we will use writing as a means for deepening our understandings of our private and public journeys, our rel...
Cost: $10 Suggested donation

Yoga at Charis - January 13, 2019

Sunday January 13, 2019 11:00 am EST
Osatyam partners with Charis to facilitate Yoga At Charis: an all levels practice for the people by the people. Practitioners are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga At Charis keeps a strong focus on breathwork and increasing full body ...
Cost: Donations ($5-$20 recommended)

Cinequeer Movie Night: The Watermelon Woman

Thursday January 10, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Join Southern Fried Queer Pride & Charis Books and More/Charis Circle present Cinequeer Movie Night: The Watermelon Woman! Come out at 7PM on Thursday, January 10th to Charis as we screen and discuss the film! SYNOPSIS: "Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best fr...
Cost: Donations

Guneeta Singh Presents: Somatic Tools for Working with Trauma

Wednesday January 9, 2019 07:30 pm EST
The new year is often a good time to assess the tools and skills you have to take care of your mental and emotional health and to reach out and learn new skills. Charis welcomes Licensed Clinical Social Worker Guneeta Singh to share a brief workshop introducing information on how to utilize somatic ...
Cost: Suggested $5 donation

Conscious Aging Discussion Group - December 5, 2018

Wednesday December 5, 2018 07:00 pm EST
The first Wednesday of each month seniors are welcome to gather and discuss issues of health and wellness, social contacts and community, housing, accessibility, ageism and intergenerational connection. 
Cost: Donation

Conscious Aging Discussion Group - November 7, 2018

Wednesday November 7, 2018 07:00 pm EST
The first Wednesday of each month seniors are welcome to gather and discuss issues of health and wellness, social contacts and community, housing, accessibility, ageism and intergenerational connection. 
Cost: Donation

Conscious Aging Discussion Group - October 3, 2018

Wednesday October 3, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
The first Wednesday of each month seniors are welcome to gather and discuss issues of health and wellness, social contacts and community, housing, accessibility, ageism and intergenerational connection. 
Cost: Donation

Trans and Friends: A Project of the Feminist Outlawz

Monday September 17, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
This is a youth focused group for trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. We provide a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues. Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient w...
Cost: Donations accepted

Conscious Aging Discussion Group - September 5, 2018

Wednesday September 5, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
The first Wednesday of each month seniors are welcome to gather and discuss issues of health and wellness, social contacts and community, housing, accessibility, ageism and intergenerational connection. Donations kindly accepted.
Cost: Free

Unapologetic: An Evening with Charlene Carruthers and Mary Hooks

Tuesday September 4, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
Join Charis in welcoming Charlene A. Carruthers and Mary Hooks for an intimate conversation about Black, Queer, Feminist movement building for this moment and for what comes next! We will be celebrating the release of Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. Drawing ...
Cost: $5

Black Feminist Book Club Reads

Thursday August 23, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Do you want to read books by amazing Black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a Black feminist perspective(s)? Do you want to do all of this in an awesome gem of a feminist book store? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you! Charis Circle board chair Susana Morris is the facilita...
Cost: Free-$5

Race Conscious Parenting Collective - August 22, 2018

Wednesday August 22, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
This group is designed to support the ongoing development of white parents of white and multiracial children who are seeking to unlearn and dismantle white supremacy within their families, schools, neighborhoods and faith communities. Parents of color are welcome to attend and participate if desired...
Cost: Free-$5

Trans and Friends - August 20, 2018

Monday August 20, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
This is a youth focused group for trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. We provide a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues.  Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient ...
Cost: Free

Yoga @ Charis - August 19, 2018

Sunday August 19, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Osatyam partners with Charis to facilitate Yoga At Charis: an all levels practice for the people by the people. Practitioners are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga At Charis keeps a strong focus on breathwork and increasing full body ...
Cost: $5-$20

Cliterati Open No Mic

Thursday August 16, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
Charis and Cliterati pair up the third Thursday of each month to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading series that celebrates beginning voices and seasoned veterans alike. All are welcome to come and share their work. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The sugg...
Cost: Free-$5

Making Space: A Community Writing Group for Activists, Healers, and Every Day Heroes

Monday August 13, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
A writing group for those of us who work, move or spend time serving others through human service and community professions (psychologists, educators, social workers, etc). Here, we will use writing as a means for deepening our understandings of our private and public journeys, our relationships, wo...
Cost: Free-$10

Yoga @ Charis - August 12, 2018

Sunday August 12, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Osatyam partners with Charis to facilitate Yoga At Charis: an all levels practice for the people by the people. Practitioners are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga At Charis keeps a strong focus on breathwork and increasing full body ...
Cost: $5-$20

Celebrate the Great Charis Read-a-thon!

Saturday August 11, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
For 44 years Charis has been a home for your stories. Now, more than ever, we need brave stories, proud stories, honest stories, and yes, joyful stories. Charis is committed to being your feminist home away from home--an oasis, but also a place where you can remember why you do the work you do, why ...
Cost: Free

Yoga at Charis - August 5, 2018

Sunday August 5, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Osatyam partners with Charis to facilitate Yoga At Charis: an all levels practice for the people by the people. Practitioners are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga At Charis keeps a strong focus on breathwork and increasing full body ...
Cost: $5-$20

Conscious Aging Discussion Group - August 1, 2018

Wednesday August 1, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
The first Wednesday of each month seniors are welcome to gather and discuss issues of health and wellness, social contacts and community, housing, accessibility, ageism and intergenerational connection. 
Cost: Donation

The Big Queer Sizzle II--Annual fundraiser for Charis Circle

Saturday July 28, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Annual fundraiser for Charis Circle - a smokin’ hot night of performances by local queer artists. Join us for dance, poetry, porn, song, lyrics...featuring: Jericho Brown, The Adodi Muse: A Gay Negro Ensemble, Karen G, Maggie Cee, Theresa Davis, Collin Kelley, Adriana Chiknas, Phoenix YZ, Franklin A...
Cost: Donation

Black Feminist Book Club Reads The Color Purple

Thursday July 26, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Do you want to read books by amazing Black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a Black feminist perspective(s)? Do you want to do all of this in an awesome gem of a feminist book store? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you! Charis Circle board chair Susana Morris is the facilita...
Cost: Donation

Race Conscious Parenting Collective - July 25, 2018

Wednesday July 25, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
This group is designed to support the ongoing development of white parents of white and multiracial children who are seeking to unlearn and dismantle white supremacy within their families, schools, neighborhoods and faith communities. Parents of color are welcome to attend and participate if desired...
Cost: Donation

Kidliterate Book Club Reads

Tuesday July 24, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Kidliterate invites you to join a group of quirky adults who enjoy reading and discussing classic Young Adult and Middle Reader books. This month the group discusses. Drop-ins welcome! This is a Charis Circle Strong Families, Whole Children Program. $5 suggested donation. 
Cost: Donation

Yoga @ Charis - July 22, 2018

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Osatyam partners with Charis to facilitate Yoga At Charis: an all levels practice for the people by the people. Practitioners are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga At Charis keeps a strong focus on breathwork and increasing full body ...
Cost: Donation

Two Moons: Stories by Krystal A. Smith

Friday July 20, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
“Two Moons takes readers on a whimsical journey to where ordinary women become goddesses and where Black Girl Magic is never denied. You’ll want to dive into these stories and never leave.” Susana Morris, co-editor of Sycorax’s Daughters and the Crunk Feminist Collection” A North Carolina native, ...
Cost: Donation

CLITERATI OPEN NO-MIC FEATURING DANIELLE SELLERS

Thursday July 19, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
Join the ladies of Charis Feminist Bookstore every third Thursday of each month for an empowering open-mic sesh alongside a featured author poetry reading. This month’s special guest author is Danielle Sellers, a creative writing teacher and frequently published poet who will reading from her new bo...
Cost: $5

Trans and Friends - July 16, 2018

Monday July 16, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
This is a youth focused group for trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. We provide a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues.  Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient ...
Cost: Free

Yoga @ Charis - July 15, 2018

Sunday July 15, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Osatyam partners with Charis to facilitate Yoga At Charis: an all levels practice for the people by the people. Practitioners are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga At Charis keeps a strong focus on breathwork and increasing full body ...
Cost: Donation

Cliterat Open No-Mic Featuring Danielle Sellers

Saturday July 14, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Join the ladies of Charis Feminist Bookstore every third Thursday of each month for an empowering open mic sesh alongside a featured author poetry reading. This month's special guest author is Danielle Sellers, a creative writing teacher and frequently published poet who will reading from her new bo...
Cost: Suggested donation of $5

The Mending Time: An Evening With Meta Commerse

Friday July 13, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
She visits Charis to read from and sign her first novel, The Mending Time, which is an intergenerational story of overcoming cycles and effects of violence and separation in the legacy of slavery.  The novel traces two families on the South Side of Chicago over the course of three generations, takin...
Cost: Donation

Making Space: A Community Writing Group for Activists, Healers, and Every Day Heroes

Monday July 9, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
A writing group for those of us who work, move or spend time serving others through human service and community professions (psychologists, educators, social workers, etc). Here, we will use writing as a means for deepening our understandings of our private and public journeys, our relationships, wo...
Cost: Donation

Feminist Vent: The Personal is Political

Thursday July 5, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
Building on the activist tradition of Consciousness Raising groups, each month we invite community members to join this lightly facilitated group to talk about issues in their personal lives or in society as a whole that they are trying to process or deconstruct. The group will then use intersection...
Cost: Donation

Conscious Aging Discussion Group - July 4, 2018

Wednesday July 4, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
The first Wednesday of each month seniors are welcome to gather and discuss issues of health and wellness, social contacts and community, housing, accessibility, ageism and intergenerational connection. 
Cost: Donation

ZAMI NOBLA Presents: Leona Beasley + Something Better than Home

Saturday June 23, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
ZAMI NOBLA welcomes Leona Beasley, self-described "Southern lesbo warrior king" to celebrate her book Something Better than Home. 
Cost: Free - $5

Cliterati Open No-Mic Featuring in Kerry Neville

Thursday June 21, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Charis & Cliterati join forces to present an Open Mic featuring Kerry Neville
Cost: Free - $5

No Ashes in the Fire: A Conversation with Darnell Moore and Ashanté Reese

Wednesday June 20, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation with Darnell Moore and Ashanté Reese about Black Queer liberation, feminism, and freedom as Moore shares stories from his book, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America.
Cost: Free - $5

Long Weekend: Guidance and Inspiration for Creating Your Own Personal Retreat

Tuesday June 19, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
Join Charis in welcoming Richelle Donigan, co-author of Long Weekend: Guidance and Inspiration for Creating Your Own Personal Retreat. Richelle has studied and taught yoga since 2003. Through her teaching and retreats, Richelle seeks to diversify the yoga community, create inclusive practice spaces,...
Cost: Free - $5

Trans and Friends - June 18, 2018

Monday June 18, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
This is a youth focused group for trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. We provide a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues.  Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient ...
Cost: Free

Making Space: A Community Writing Group for Activists, Healers, and Every Day Heroes

Monday June 11, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
Join Charis Books for an evening of discussion and writing about your public and private journeys through advocacy and civic engagment.
Cost: Free - $10

Conscious Aging Discussion Group - June 6, 2018

Wednesday June 6, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
The first Wednesday of each month seniors are welcome to gather and discuss issues of health and wellness, social contacts and community, housing, accessibility, ageism and intergenerational connection. 
Cost: Donation

Conscious Aging Discussion Group - May 2, 2018

Wednesday May 2, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
The first Wednesday of each month seniors are welcome to gather and discuss issues of health and wellness, social contacts and community, housing, accessibility, ageism and intergenerational connection. 
Cost: Donation

Wilderness Survival Skills Teacher and Environmental Educator Mark Warren Will Speak on His New Books “Secrets of the Forest” at Charis Books and More!

Wednesday April 18, 2018 12:00 am EDT
Categories: Author Event Warren is the owner and operator of nationally renowned Medicine Bow Wilderness School. Warren has been teaching wilderness survival skills as practiced by the Cherokee for more than 45 years at his school in Dahlonega, GA. Finally, all those years of teaching have culmina...
Cost: Free Event

Wilderness Survival Skills Teacher and Environmental Educator Mark Warren Will Speak on His New Books “Secrets of the Forest” at Charis Books and More!

Wednesday April 18, 2018 12:00 am EDT
Categories: Author Event Warren is the owner and operator of nationally renowned Medicine Bow Wilderness School. Warren has been teaching wilderness survival skills as practiced by the Cherokee for more than 45 years at his school in Dahlonega, GA. Finally, all those years of teaching have culmina...
Cost: Free Event

Conscious Aging Discussion Group

Wednesday April 4, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
The first Wednesday of each month seniors are welcome to gather and discuss issues of health and wellness, social contacts and community, housing, accessibility, ageism and intergenerational connection. 
Cost: Donation

Conscious Aging Discussion Group

Wednesday March 7, 2018 07:00 pm EST
The first Wednesday of each month seniors are welcome to gather and discuss issues of health and wellness, social contacts and community, housing, accessibility, ageism and intergenerational connection. 
Cost: Donation

Yoga At Charis

Sunday February 25, 2018 11:00 am EST
Osatyam partners with Charis to facilitate Yoga At Charis: an all levels practice for the people by the people. Practitioners are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind, and spirit.
Cost: $5-$20

Trans and Friends: A Project of the Feminist Outlawz

Monday February 19, 2018 07:00 pm EST
This is a youth focused group for trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. We provide a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues.  Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient ...
Cost: Donation

Yoga At Charis

Sunday February 18, 2018 11:00 am EST
Osatyam partners with Charis to facilitate Yoga At Charis: an all levels practice for the people by the people. Practitioners are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind, and spirit.
Cost: $5-$20

Yoga At Charis

Sunday February 11, 2018 11:00 am EST
Osatyam partners with Charis to facilitate Yoga At Charis: an all levels practice for the people by the people. Practitioners are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind, and spirit.
Cost: $5-$20

Conscious Aging Discussion Group

Wednesday February 7, 2018 07:00 pm EST
The first Wednesday of each month seniors are welcome to gather and discuss issues of health and wellness, social contacts and community, housing, accessibility, ageism and intergenerational connection. 
Cost: Donation

Trans and Friends

Monday February 5, 2018 07:00 pm EST
This is a youth focused group for trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. We provide a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues.  Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient ...
Cost: Donation

Yoga At Charis

Sunday February 4, 2018 11:00 am EST
Osatyam partners with Charis to facilitate Yoga At Charis: an all levels practice for the people by the people. Practitioners are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind, and spirit.
Cost: $5-$20

Feminist Vent: The Personal is Political

Thursday February 1, 2018 07:30 pm EST
Community members are invited to discuss issues in personal lives and within the community as a whole. The group will use intersetional feminist strategies as tools to work through those issues. 
Cost: Donation

Feminist Vent: The Personal is Political

Thursday December 7, 2017 07:30 pm EST
A time for feminst to come together and discuss. 
Cost: Free

Black Widow Stories of Death and Rebirth

Thursday October 12, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
Poet, herbalist, photographer, and interdisciplinary research-based artist Blache Marie reads poems about their ancestors' forced migration and share herbal knowledge. Following the talk, Blache screens a short film titled. MOTHER. Charis Books and For Brown Bleeders, a collective of black and nativ...
Cost: $10 suggested donation

Pride & Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes

Saturday October 7, 2017 02:00 pm EDT
The author Kathleen Archambeau will appear at Charis Books & More to read, sign and discuss her book, Pride & Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes.
Cost: Free

The Power of Mercy - A Book Reading & Signing

Friday August 18, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
Join Fiona Zedde for a reading and celebration of her new book, The Power of Mercy, the second in a series of Super Heroine stories. In the novel, a sexy super hero runs around the streets of Hotlanta righting wrongs while sorting out her own twisted & dangerous entanglements, including one with a m...
Cost: Free

Atlanta Noir book tour

Thursday August 10, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
The Atlanta Noir book tour features a series of14 fictional stories which each highlight a different neighborhood of Atlanta. The authors include editor Tayari Jones as well as Tananarive Due, Kenji Jasper, Tayari Jones and Dallas Hudgens, among others. The Charis stop along the tour will include co...
Cost: Free

The Gallery of Unfinished Girls Launch Party

Friday July 28, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
Mercedes Moreno's grandmother is in a coma, she's in love with her best friend, and she can't seem to get out of her creative rut. Just when Mercedes thinks her artist's block will last forever, art begins to show up in her life in sudden and unexpected ways. This is the premise of Lauren Karcz's de...
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Stonewall Reading: Celebrating Our Literary Ancestors

Wednesday June 21, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
Charis, the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival and Atlanta Pride commemorate Pride month and the 48th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Presenters will read aloud from the works of notable figures in LGBTQ history, including those by Audre Lorde, Langston Hughes, the Lady Chablis, Truman Capote and J...
Cost: $5 suggested donation

The Personal is Political: Feminist Vent

Thursday June 8, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
Each month, Charis Books invites community members to come share issues that they experience and then discuss how they may use intersectional feminist strategies to approach the issues. All are welcome to come and share their experiences, resources, and frustrations.
Cost: Suggested donation of $5

The Personal is Still Political: Feminist Vent

Wednesday January 4, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity

Thursday November 17, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Poet, activist, and independent scholar Alexis Gumbs comes through Charis to present an interactive reading and discussion of her latest body of work, Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity. A collection honoring black women trying to be free of gendered and racialized violence, Spill channels b...
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Artist Talk: Makeda Lewis

Monday September 12, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Atlanta writer Makeda Lewis' latest release, Avie's Dreams is an adult coloring book unlike many others. Avie's Dreams fuses afro-centricity, gender, and queerness with ancient Greek stories, Renaissance tales, and surrealist poetry in a coming-of-age story told partially through activity book imag...
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Brandon Wicks Author Talk

Thursday May 5, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Brandon Wicks, author of American Fallout, stops by Charis Books for an author talk and book signing.
Cost: $5 suggested donation

The Personal is Still Political: Feminist Vent

Wednesday May 4, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Charis Books and More, the South’s oldest independent feminist bookstore, hosts a consciousness-raising discussion, The Personal is Still Political: Feminist Vent. People from all walks of life are encouraged to attend. Guests are invited to discuss personal problems or societal problems they are ...
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Trans and Friends: a Project of the Feminist Outlawz

Sunday May 1, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Chairs books hosts Trans and Friends: a Project of the Feminist Outlawz, an open discussion for people to express their personal or societal problems in a relaxed, open-minded setting. The group uses feminist outlooks to help the guests with their problems. The group also offers helpful resources. T...
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Making Space Writing Group

Sunday April 10, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Charis hosts a a writing group for people who work or spend time serving others through human service and community professions.
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation
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