SUFFER & GROW STRONG

The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas (1834-1907)

APPEARANCES

2017 Appearances
2/17 Decatur, GA Decatur Rotary Club
Old Court House on the Square
Decatur, GA
12 p.m.
For more information: Contact Kirtby Thompson kirbythompson@suntrust.com
2/23 Atlanta, GA Stamps Scholars
Bill Moore Student Success Center
President’s Suite C
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
For more information: Contact Chaffee Viets viets@gatech.edu
3/7 Sandy Springs, GA Titles at Twilight
Heritage Sandy Springs
William-Payne House, Garden Room
6075 Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328
6:30 p.m.
For more information: Contact Melissa Swindell 404-851-9111 x 2
3/11 Macon, GA Macon Writer’s Club
Idle Hour Country Club
251 Idle Hour Drive
Macon, GA 31210
11:30 a.m.
$25.00 to Sheila Johnson
742 Fieldstone Dr., Macon, Ga 31210
Fore more information: Contact Susan Causey susan.causey@fpdmacon.org
3/14 Atlanta, GA Book Group
Peachtree Road Methodist Church
Private Event
3/27 Atlanta, GA Book Group
Private Event
4/28 Atlanta, GA Commerce Club
“Football & Family, Author & Non-Profit Leader: Reflections on a Full Life”
191 Peachtree St, 49th floor
Atlanta, GA
7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Fore more information: Contact Susan Hitchcock sbh145@bellsouth.net
5/7 Dalton, GA Huffaboloo Festival
Huff House
314 N. Selvidge Street
Dalton, Ga 30702
3:15 p.m..
Book signing and discussion
9/12 Atlanta, GA Book Group
Private Event
9/30 Atlanta, GA Mercer University
Mercer University Inaugural Civil War Writers Symposium
Mercer University – Atlanta Campus
Cecil B. Day Hall
Atlanta, GA
8:30 Check-in, 9:00 Sessions begin
Adults $75 and Students $50
Contact www.mupress.org for more information
10/1 Atlanta, GA Young Professionals Class
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
10:00 A.M
For more information: Contact Leslie Watkins (404) 754-3768
10/30 Atlanta, GA Garden Club, Swan Coach House
Atlanta History Center
Private Event
11/1 Atlanta, GA Atlanta History Center Members’ Guild
McElreath Hall
6:00 to 8:00 PM
For more information: Contact Katherine Hoogerwerf, Director of Development (404) 814-4102
11/15 Dothan, AL Dothan Country Club
200 S Cherokee Ave.
Dothan, Alabama
11:30AM
For more information: Contact Adrianne Hays at adrianne@usbpi.com

PREVIOUS APPEARANCES

2014 Appearances
3/13 Macon, GA Georgia Women of Achievement
Induction Ceremony for EGCT
Wesleyan College (Porter Auditorium)
4760 Forsyth Road
Macon, Georgia 31210
Open to the Public
10:00 a.m. – Signing
11:00 a.m. – Ceremony
Call (478) 759-5173 for more information
3/17 Atlanta, GA Private Signing Invitation Only
3/20 Decatur, GA Georgia Center for the Book
DeKalb County Public Library
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Open to the Public
7:00 p.m.
Call (404) 370-8450 ext. 2285 for more information
3/22 Chamblee, GA Atlanta Vintage Books
3660 Clairmont Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
Open to the Public
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Light refreshments
Call (770) 457-2919 for more information
3/24 Shelby, NC Crest High School
800 Old Boiling Springs Road
Shelby, NC 28152
 
3/24 Shelby, NC Celebration of Women’s History Month
Fireside Bookstore
212 S. Lafayette Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Open to the Public
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Call (704) 487-8477 for more information
3/25 Spartanburg, SC Spartanburg Methodist College Chapel
1000 Powell Mill Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Open to the Public
3:00 p.m.
Call (864) 587-4000 for more information
3/25 Spartanburg, SC Celebration of Women’s History Month
Hub City Book Store
186 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Open to the Public
5:00 p.m.
Call (864) 577-9349 for more information
3/26 Spartanburg, SC Spartanburg Book Review Club
Location to be determined
10:30 a.m.
Call Kathie Bennett (864) 706-1484 for more information
3/26 Rutherfordton, NC Great Expectations Book Store
198 North Main Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Open to the Public
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Call (828) 286-9616
3/30 Atlanta, GA Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall
3180 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30305
Open to the Public
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Call (404) 266-2373 for more information
4/2 Ball Ground, GA Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
 
4/6 Atlanta, GA New Beginnings Sunday School Class
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30305
Open to Visitors
10:00 a.m.
Call (404) 266-2373 for more information
4/8 Atlanta, GA Chico’s
Peachtree Battle Shopping Center
2385 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
Open to the Public
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Call Carolyn Curry at (404) 769-3228 for more information
4/10 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Book Group
Colonnade Restaurant
1879 Cheshire Bridge Road
Atlanta, GA 30324
Open to Visitors, but Registration Required
Call Carolyn Curry (404) 769-3228 for more information
4/13 Atlanta, GA Good News Class
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30305
Open to Visitors
10:00 a.m.
Call (404) 266-2373 for more information
4/16 Atlanta, GA Special Collections Colloquium Room
Georgia State University Library
8th Floor Lounge
100 Decatur Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Open to the Public
1:30 p.m.
Call (404) 413-2820 for more information
4/26 Decatur, GA Agnes Scott Bookstore Lobby
Alston Campus Center, Ground Floor
Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Open to the Public
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Call (404) 471-6350 for more information
5/3 Athens, GA Tom R.R. Cobb House
175 Hill Street
Athens, GA 30601
Open to the Public
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Call (706) 369-3513 for more information
5/4 Atlanta, GA Peachtree Road Methodist, Passages Class
3180 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5/10 Woodstock, GA FoxTale Book Shoppe
105 E. Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188
Open to the Public
1:00 p.m.
Call (770) 516-9989 for more information
5/16
5/17
Columbia, SC South Carolina Book Festival
Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Open to the Public
Call (803) 771-2477 for more information
6/3 Decatur, GA Clairmont Place
2100 Clairmont Lake
Decatur, GA 30033
Open to the Public
2:00 p.m.
Call (404) 633-8875 for more information
6/6 Marietta, GA Avery Gallery
390 Roswell Street, NE
Marietta, GA 30060
Open to the Public
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Call (770) 427-2459 for more information
6/13 Lexington, KY Joseph Beth Book Store
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY
Open to the Public
6:00 p.m.
Call (859) 273-2911 for more information
6/14 Lexington, KY Private Event Invitation Only
6/17 Savannah, GA Book Lady Bookstore
6 East Liberty St
Savannah, GA
Open to the Public
7:00 p.m.
Call (912) 233-3628 for more information
7/11 Cashiers, NC Francie Hargrove
Chestnut Square
Cashiers, NC 28717
Open to the Public
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Call (828) 743-1700 for more information
7/11 Highlands, NC Private Event Invitation Only
7/12 Highlands, NC Acorns
465 Main Street
Highlands, NC
Open to the Public
11 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Call (828) 787-1877 for more information
7/12 Cashiers, NC Private Event Invitation Only
7/23 Douglas County, GA Vauxhall Resort
School Superintendents and Teachers
Private Event
2:00 p.m.
7/26 Highlands, NC Highlands United Methodist Church
315 Main Street
8/1 Murphy, NC Party with Wolf Mountain Property Owners, Clubhouse 6 p.m.
8/4 Rochester, NY Susan B. Anthony House and Museum
19 Madison Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Details to Follow
Call (585) 235-6124 for more information
8/13 Roswell, GA Barrington Hall
535 Barrington Drive
Roswell, GA 30075
Open to the Public
Call (770) 640-3855 for more information
8/21 Atlanta, GA Book Group
8/24 Atlanta, GA Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Timothy Class
3180 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305
Open to the Public
10:00 a.m.
8/31 Decatur, GA AJC Decatur Book Festival
Decatur Recreation Center Studio
5 p.m.
Call (404) 471-5769 for more information
9/25 Perry, GA Book Group Private Event
9/29 - 10/1 Decatur, GA Ayse Ilgaz Carden Alumna-in-Residence
Agnes Scott College
141 East College Avenue
Decatur, GA
Details to Follow
Call (404) 471-6325 for more information
10/1 Decatur, GA Public Lecture
Lower Evans Dining Hall
Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Open to the Public
Details to Follow
10/6 Newnan, GA Newnan Carnegie Library
1 LaGrange Street
Newnan, GA
6:30 p.m.
10/7 Fayetteville, GA Fayetteville First Methodist Church
175 E. Lanier Avenue
Fayetteville, GA
Luncheon
770-461-4313
10/9 Atlanta, GA Readers Connection
Agnes Scott College
Atlanta Alumnae Chapter
The Cathedral of St. Phillip
2744 Peachtree Road, N. W.
Atlanta, GA
7:00 p.m.
Call Ruthie McManus Mansfield
(404) 231-9285 for more information
10/10 Nashville, TN Southern Festival of Books
Legislative Plaza and the Nashville Public Library, 3rd Floor
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
10/14 Covington, GA Newton County Library, Covington Branch
7116 Floyd Street
Covington, Ga. 30014
7:00 p.m.
Call (770) 878-3231 for more information
10/15 Atlanta, GA Atlanta First Methodist Church
360 Peachtree Rd, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Call (404) 216-3564 for more information
10/16 Atlanta, GA Colonial Dames Atlanta
Cherokee Town Club
10:30 a.m.
Call (404) 217-7481 for more information
10/16 Atlanta, GA Central Presbyterian Book Club Details to Follow
10/22 St. Simons, GA St. Simons Literary Guild
St. Simons Island Casino, Room 108
550 Beachview Drive
St. Simons, Georgia 31522
10:30 A.M.
Call (912) 289-7357 for more information
10/27 Young Harris, GA Young Harris College
Susan B. Harris Chapel
I College Street
Young Harris, GA 30582
2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Call (706) 379-5192 for more information
10/30 Cornelia, GA Cornelia Rotary Club
601 Wyly Street
Noon. Call (706) 499-3576 for more information
11/5 Chattanooga, TN Mountain Library Foundation
Book and Author Dinner
Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club
6:00 p.m.
Call (423) 886-7323 for more information
11/8 Augusta, GA Augusta Civil War Symposium
Augusta Museum of History
560 Reynolds Street
Augusta, GA
11:00 a.m.
Call (706) 724-8454 for more information
11/11 Atlanta, GA Eve Anderson Earnest Book Group, 3:00 P.M Private Event
12/6 Atlanta, GA Mercer University Press Luncheon
Intercontinental Hotel
Peachtree Road
Atlanta GA 30305
Call (478) 301-2880 for more information
2015 Appearances
1/8 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Book Group
1/10-14 Louisville, KY American Football Coaches’ Wives Association
Kentucky International Convention Center
9 a.m.
1/15 Tuscaloosa, AL Private Party
1/21 Athens, GA Private Book Group
1/24 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Theft Identity Seminar
1/28 Atlanta, GA Sandy Springs Society
Winter General Meeting
The Lodge Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3427 Roswell Road, Atlanta
6 p.m.
2/6-2/7 Panama City, FL Panama City Books Alive Festival
Panama City Campus – Florida State University
For more information: Call Bettina Mead at (850) 814-0445
2/12 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Book Group
2/15 Alpharetta,, GA Johns Creek Baptist Church
6910 McGinnis Ferry Road
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
3 p.m.
For more information: Call Sally Copeland at (770) 497-9865
2/20 Atlanta, GA Founder’s Day – Decatur Alumnae Chapter
Agnes Scott College
Alumnae House
10:30 a.m.
2/21 Amelia Island, FL Amelia Island Book Festival For more information: Call John Carr at (904) 206-0379 or email Jmcarr63@bellsouth.net
2/28 Waleska, GA Reinhardt College Funk Heritage Center 10:00 a.m.
For more information: Email Joe Kitchens at JHK@reinhardt.edu
3/11 Athens, GA University of Georgia For more information: Email Chantel Dunham at cdunham@uga.edu
3/12 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Book Group
3/14 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Seminar at ASC – Positive Psychology
3/19 TBA Virginia Festival of the Book For more information: Email Jane Kulow at jbk9s@eservices.virginia.edu
3/25 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech Faculty Wives For more information: Email Marylou Foley at mlhfoley@comcast.net
3/26 Beaufort, SC Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club
Meridian Rd., Lady’s Island
Speaking to celebrate Women's History Month with catered lunch beforehand
4/9 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Book Group
4/14 Warner Robins, GA Houston Peach Branch AAUW
Trinity United Methodist Church
For more information: Email Marlene Humphrey at mhumphrey@cox.net
4/23 Little Rock, AR Opening Door to Literacy
Country Club of Little Rock
11:30 A.M.
For more information: Email Betty Bloore EHBLOORE919A@aol.com
4/25 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Branch of the American Association of University Women
Cedarwood Country Club
“Three Authors and a Luncheon”
4100 Pineville-Matthews Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
11:30 a.m.
For more information: Call Linda Horky at (704) 542-0250
4/29 Atlanta, GA DeKalb Junior League
Druid Hills Golf Club
For more information: Call Julie Childs at (404) 365-4546
5/28 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Book Group
Colonnade Restaurant
Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta
6 p.m.
8/9 Eatonton, GA Sunday at the Museum
Old School History Museum
Plaza Arts Center
305 N. Madison Ave
Eatonton, GA 31034
2 p.m.
8/13 Decatur, GA Georgia Center for the Book
Ten Books All Georgians Should Read
Decatur Library
7:30 p.m.
8/15 Chautauqua, NY Contemporary Issues Forum
Chautauqua Institute
Women’s Pavilion
3 p.m.
For more information: Email Nancy Shadd nancycwc4@gmail.com
9/10 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Book Group
Colonnade Restaurant
6 p.m.
9/18-19 Edgefield, SC Southern Studies Showcase 2015 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Sat 9/19)
For more information: Email Tonya Browder oedgs85@gmail.com
10/3 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Seminar
A Year of Better Living
Park Place Club Room
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
10/8 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Book Group
Colonnade Restaurant
6 p.m.
10/10 Atlanta, GA Georgia Authors Series
Roswell Library
2 p.m.
For more information: Email Janice Tedford at janicetedford@gmail.com
10/14 Atlanta, GA Keynote Speaker
Break Thru House Luncheon
For more information: Call Julie Childs at (404) 365-4546
10/21 Atlanta, GA Rose Pope Book Group - Private Event
10/22 Atlanta, GA Margaret Mitchell House
990 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
7 p.m. Cost $10. Call (404) 814-4101 for details.
10/24 Macon, GA Agnes Scott Alumnae Details to Follow
11/5 Augusta, GA Agnes Scott Alumnae Details to Follow
11/7 Augusta, GA Georgia Literary Festival
"Real Life Steel Magnolias"
Georgia Regents Summerville Campus
2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904
12 - 12:45 p.m.
11/8 Washington, GA Washington Little Theatre
Three actresses portraying Gertrude
Bolton Lunceford Playhouse
313 N. Alexander Ave.
Washington, Georgia
2 p.m. Cost $5 (free for members)
Contact Virginia Lee
magnoliacottage.king@gmail.com or
(706) 401-5182 for details
11/11 Atlanta, GA Peachtree Road United Methodist Church Noon. Contact Julie Wright at (404) 240-8203 for details.
11/12 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Book Group
Colonnade Restaurant
6 p.m.
11/14 Atlanta, GA Women Alone Together Seminar
Agnes Scott College
10 a.m.
11/16 Atlanta, GA Kappa Delta Reading Group
12/11 Morrow, GA Georgia Archives Lunch and Learn
Georgia Archives
12 p.m.
Brown bag lunch
Free to public
For more information: Call Madelyn Shepard at (678) 364-3714
2016 Appearances
1/18 Fayetteville, GA SMC3 Conference
500 Westpark Drive
Fayetteville, GA
1 p.m.
For more information: Contact Sharon Harmon (770) 486-5878
1/21 Atlanta, GA Sally Copeland’s Garden Club
1/25 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Women's Club
6:30 p.m.
For more information: Contact Melodie Rogers (678) 974-5854
2/3 Atlanta, GA Questers International 10:15 a.m.
For more information: Contact Lee Dunn (404) 983-1538
2/7 Griffin, GA Griffin Historical Society Details to Follow
2/10 Atlanta, GA Ann Hodges Book Group - Private Event
2/16 Atlanta, GA Emily Leeson Book Group - Private Event
2/20 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Writers Club
Dunwoody Campus – Perimeter College
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
For more information: Contact Michael K. Brown michaelkbrown22@yahoo.com
2/23 Gainesville, GA Brenau University
500 Washington St.
Gainesville, GA
Details to Follow
For more information: Contact Debra Dobkins
Dean of Women’s College
770-534-6247 or ddobkins@brenau.edu
4/26 Atlanta, GA United Daughters of the Confederacy
Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
Atlanta, GA
11 a.m.
For more information: Contact Suzanne Sammons
404-352-9576 or suzanne.sammons3@gmail.com
8/2 Canton, GA Canton Book Club
Loleil Clubhouse Ballroom
547 Lauren Canyon Parkway
Canton, GA
For more information: Contact Judy Wallace
404-725-1902
8/9 Decatur, GA 100th Anniversary of United Methodist Women
First United Methodist Church
300 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
For more information: Contact Pat Post 4patpost@gmail.com
RSVP to Virginia Knox 404-634-5794
9/13 Gainesville, GA Gainesville Study Club
Location to be Determined
For more information: Contact Judy Miller
770-539-2482 or 770-287-1239
9/14 Bluffton, SC Low Country Civil War Roundtable
Bluffton, SC
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
For more information: Contact Sandi Schroeder
843-705-9779 or sanindex@schroederindesing.com
9/19 Atlanta, GA A Novel Bunch Book Group
Swan Coach House
Atlanta History Center
Private Event
9/24 Decatur, GA Beta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa
Parlor of Decatur Presbyterian Church
205 Sycamore, Decatur, GA
For more information: Contact Cheryl Sullivan
404-325-2065, cgs99@bellsouth.net
11/2 Charleston, SC Reading Partners
Charleston Harbour Club
Prioleau Street
Charleston, SC
For more information: Contact Bonnie Bella843-696-2148 or bonnie.bella@readerpartners.org
11/10 Jasper, GA Big Canoe Women’s Guild
Cousins Hall Adjacent to Big Canoe Chapel
226 Wolfscratch Village Circle
Jasper, GA
For more information: Contact Lyn Cates 770-789-9174 or 706-268-6461
11/14 Augusta, GA Kiwanis Club
Augusta, GA
Details to Follow
For more information: Contact Pattie Booker 706-726-7084 or pwbooker@gmail.com