Because our democracy is at risk, a group from Athens is joining with writers throughout the nation to focus attention to the ideals of a free, just, and democratic society  for all on Sunday, January 15, Martin Luther King’s birthday.  More about national events can be found here.

Here in Athens, we will have

  • a workshop at the 1493 Prince location of our beloved Avid Bookshop  at 3 p.m. for all ages.  We will create peace flags.
  • a reading from 5 – 6 p.m. at Avid, featuring a wide variety of speakers throughout the community, reading from works celebrating the ideals of democracy.
  • an oratory orchestra, with people reading works celebrating democracy throughout the community.  More details to be announced.


Please mark your calendars and plan to bring your friends, your family, and all those you love.

We are possibly adding more events.  Check back for updates.  If you would like to be involved, please contact Deirdre Sugiuchi at