Writers at the Wrecking Bar

About the Series

Writers at the Wrecking Bar is a series of live author interview events showcasing some of the country’s freshest voices in literary and contemporary fiction, presented at our neighborhood brewpub.

This literary salon includes writers in conversation with an arbiter of Atlanta’s book scene, giving the audience a chance to experience and participate in the Q&A, and get a signed copy of the book. Select events will feature performances by notable local musicians.

Held upstairs in the Marianna Room, Writers at the Wrecking Bar hosts a cash bar with signature cocktails inspired by the books. A special musical guest kicks off the evening at 7 p.m. The author conversation and book signing follow at 7:30 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

December 6, 2023 - Valerie Babb, author of "The Book of James"

December 14, 2023 - Blake Butler, author of "Molly"

Previous Writers at the Wrecking Bar Guests

November 14, 2023 - Tananarive Due, author of "The Reformatory"

October 11, 2023 - Tracey Laird, author of "Dolly Parton: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life"

September 27, 2023 - Ron Rash, author of "The Caretaker"

June 22, 2023 - S.A. Cosby, author of "All the Sinners Bleed"

May 10, 2023 - Michael Farris Smith, author of "Salvage This World"

March 14, 2023  - Zoe Fishman, author of "The Fun Widow's Book Tour"

February 6, 2020 - Amy Bonnaffons, author of "The Regrets"

December 12, 2019 - Phillip DePoy, author of "Sidewalk Saint"

November 13, 2019 - Mark Z. Danielewski, author of "The Little Blue Kite"

October 21, 2019 - Amy Rigby, author of "Girl to City"

October 17, 2019 - Mark Barr, author of "Watershed"

September 24, 2019 - Zoe Fishman, author of "Invisible as Air"

September 10, 2019 - Cynthia Newberry Martin, author of "Tidal Flats"

May 9, 2019 - Michael Knight, author of "At the Briarwood School for Girls"

April 9, 2019 - Jessica Handler, author of "The Magnetic Girl"

March 2019 - Poetry Readings by Maggie Blake Bailey, Anders Carlson-Wee, and Edgar Kunz

February 2019 - Snowden Wright, author of "American Pop"

January 2019 - Kristen Roupenian, author of "You Know You Want This"

January 2019 - Soniah Kamal, author of "Unmarriageable"

November 2018 - Paula Saunders, author of "The Distance Home"

October 2018 - Mickey Dubrow, author of "American Judas"

September 2018 - Stephen Markley, author of "Ohio"

August 2018 - Amy Bonnaffons, author of "Wrong Heaven," and Christopher Swann, author of "Shadow of the Lions"

July 2018 - Amber Brock, author of "Lady Be Good"

June 2018 - Silas House, author of "Southernmost," and Caleb Johnson, author of "Treeborne"

May 2018 - Joshilyn Jackson, author of "The Almost Sisters"

April 2018 - Michael Farris Smith, author of "The Fighter," and Chris Offutt, author of "Country Dark"

March 2018 - Leesa Cross Smith, author of "Whiskey & Ribbons"

February 2018 - Anthony Grooms, author of "The Vain Conversation"

January 2018 - Xhenet Aliu, author of "Brass" 

December 2017 - Wiley Cash, author of "The Lost Ballad"

October 2017 - Michel Stone, author of "Border Child"

September 2017 - Thomas Mullen, author of "Lightning Men"

August 2017 - Tayari Jones, editor of "Atlanta Noir"

June 2017 - Daniel Wallace, author of "Extraordinary Adventures"

May 2017 - Omar El Akkad, author of "American War"

April 2017 - Michael Knight, author of "Eveningland"

March 2017 - David Joy, author of "The Weight of This World," and Michael Farris Smith, author of "Desperation Road"

February 2017 - Brit Bennett, author of "The Mothers"

January 2017 - Elizabeth McKenzie, author of "The Portable Veblen"