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ATLANTA, May 23:  Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. 7pm (free). Notable Atlanta contributors will share backstories, including Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry, Ricky McKinnie (the Blind Boys of Alabama), Dr. Gulshan Harjee (co-founder, Clarkston Community Health Clinic), Dr. Heval Kelli (cardiology fellow, Emory), Leon Ndahimwa Shombana (Refuge Coffee), with special guest Senator Jason Carter, who will share President Carter’s six words.(441 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA)

CHICAGO, September 6: Anderson’s Bookshop, 7pm, with the “How to Raise a Global Citizen” book group (5112 Main St, Downers Grove, IL)

AUSTIN, September 9: Book People, 6pm (603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX)

BOSTON, September 12: The Harvard Coop, 6:30pm (1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA)

SAN FRANCISCO: September 13: The Booksmith, 7:30pm (1644 Haight St,San Francisco, CA)

OAKLAND: September 14: East Bay Books, 7pm (5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA)

COLUMBUS: September 17: TRISM, 5-7pm, an evening of stories on coming to America to benefit CRIS-Ohio (1636 North High St, Columbus, OH)

BROOKLYN, September 18: Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30pm (686 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY)

LOS ANGELES, September 27: IMPACT panel discussion (Burbank, CA)

ALBUQUERQUE, September 29: Bookworks, 6pm (4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM)

LOS ANGELES, October 7: Skylight Books, 5pm (1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA)

COLUMBUS, November 15: Book Loft @Stauf’s (627 3rd St., Columbus, OH)

NEW YORK CITY, December 2, 6:15 pm & 7:45 (two shows!): Tenement Museum (103 Orchard Street, New York, NY). Stay tuned for the line-up of a special “Six-Words Live” backstory show as part of the opening celebration for the Tenement Museum’s new “Under One Roof” exhibit.

MIAMI, November 19, 11am: Miami Book Fair (Miami, FL)