In honor of Sidney Lanier’s legacy, Historic Macon Foundation, the owners of the Cottage, have established the Lanier Center for Literary Arts. In addition to sponsoring writers’ workshops and other literary events, Historic Macon has a regular series of book signings. For this series, entitled Sidney’s Salons, Historic Macon invites authors to read, answer questions and sign books. See the list below for upcoming events. Click each link for more information. Information for all Salons (unless otherwise noted below): Salons take place at the Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. in Macon. Admission is free for Historic Macon members, $5 for non-members and $3 for students. Reception at 5:30 p.m. and programs at 6:00 p.m.
Salon with Author Laurel-Ann Dooley
Tuesday, September 9
Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High Street
Author Laurel-Ann Dooley visits the Cottage to speak about new her new book, Wicked Atlanta: The Sordid Side of Peach City History. Wicked Atlanta takes you on a journey through the underworld of Atlanta’s past filled with kidnapping, bribery, wives hiring hit men and all sorts of other criminal debauchery. Atlanta is the only American city to have been destroyed by fire as an act of war, and it has its share of audacious stories. Wealthy felons hosted elaborate parties inside the federal penitentiary. Billionaire bootleggers practiced corruption that reached all the way to the White House, and murderous rich boys embarked on crime sprees just for the fun of it. Fast and fearless drivers, complete with glamorous reputations and criminal careers, gave rise to auto racing.
Mark your calendar for upcoming Salon dates:
Monday, November 10
Tuesday, December 9
Tuesday, January 13
Tuesday, February 10
More information coming soon!