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The Decatur Book Festival
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Earlier this month, Daren Wang announced that he was resigning as executive director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival. Wang co-founded the annual event which is heading into its 12th year this Labor Day weekend. As he leaves, he will also be launching a book at the festival — his debut novel, titled "The Hidden Light of Northern Fires."

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City Lights: 'Shakespeare In Love' And Daren Wang

Aug 28, 2017
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Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

  • 1:09: Lois Reitzes speaks with Richard Garner, who is directing the Alliance Theatre’s production of “Shakespeare in Love”;
  • 21:55: Reitzes speaks with Daren Wang, who recently announced that he will be resigning as executive director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival, about his debut novel “The Hidden Light of Northern Fires.”

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The Decatur Book Festival
Courtesy of The Decatur Book Festival

The former poet laureate of the United States has been a keynote headliner at the AJC Decatur Book Festival.

On Friday, Natasha Trethewey will precede the keynote conversation between feminist writers Erica Jong and Roxane Gay with a new poem.

Trethewey, who teaches creative writing and English at Emory University, will read “Meditation at Decatur Square,” according to DBF founder and executive director Daren Wang.

Six Years Of City Cafe

Jan 9, 2015
cake at Death Cafe Atlanta
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City Cafe began on Feb. 2, 2009 with a few jaunty notes and host John Lemley welcoming listeners to the noon hour for a mix of classical music and stories and interviews which took a look at the artistic and cultural life of Atlanta. 

The Cafe is closing for good on Jan. 9, and we are taking this week to look back at our favorite stories. All of us on the City Cafe staff would like to thank you for listening.

Read more about the changes coming to WABE here.

Books with Daren Wang

Oct 7, 2013
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