For all you Atlantan bibliophiles, Wordsmiths is hosting the Baby Got Books Volume 2 reading series (& musical gala) on March 24 at 7:30 before they move to their new location off the Decatur square.

The event features author Hillary Jordan reading experpts from her Bellwether prize winning novel, Mudbound. Barbara Kingsolver, the founder of the Bellwether prize, described Hillary Jordan as a writer whose as “characters walked straight out of 1940s Mississippi and into the part of my brain where sympathy and anger and love reside, leaving my heart racing. They are with me still.”

After the reading The Wayne Fishell Experiment and Hope for Agoldensummer will perform. I haven’t heard the Wayne Fishell Experiment live, but their website advertises the music as “gay-acoustic-indie-folk-pop” which is pretty damn stellar. Oh, their tracks are too, and you can listen to them at the website. Hope for Agoldensummer is one of my favourite bands of all time. The Athens based ladies are a combination Appalachian grit and southern drawl and openly invite audience members to grab maracas, tambourines, drums, etc. and join in with the music. Whiskey flasks are encouraged.

Basically, you should go. It’s free and what else do you have planned for a Monday night anyway?