Georgia State University: Perimeter College – Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Building N-C


  • Nosh & Networking for members and visitors in Building N-C café: 12:45-1:30 p.m.


  • Meeting for members and visitors in Building N-C auditorium: 1:30-4:00 p.m.


1:30-1:45 p.m.

Club Business, Upcoming Events, and Announcements


1:45-2:45 p.m.

Deborah LeBlanc, August 2019 guest speaker #1: Write what you know…or not

Deborah LeBlanc is an award-winning, best-selling author and business owner from Lafayette, Louisiana. She is also a licensed death scene investigator, has been a paranormal investigator for over twenty years, and is currently the house clairsendium for the upcoming paranormal investigation television show, Through the Veil.

She served four years as president of the Horror Writers Association, eight years as president of the Writers’ Guild of Acadiana, and two years as president of Mystery Writers of America’s Southwest Chapter. In 2007, Deborah founded Literacy Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting illiteracy in America’s teens. Deborah also takes her passion for literacy and a powerful ability to motivate to high schools around the country.

On Saturday, August 17, Deborah will discuss the value and perils of writing only what you know, the importance of research, and the benefits of imagination and making things up.

Website: https://deborahleblanc.com

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/deborahleblancauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/deborahleblanc


2:45-3:00 p.m.
Book-signing in the Building N-C café for Deborah LeBlanc.


3:00-4:00 p.m.

Lois Reitzes & John Lemley, August 2019 guest speakers #2: Music in literature & literature in music

The distinctive voice of Lois Reitzes has been heard over the airwaves of 90.1FM WABE since 1979. From 1982 to 2015, Lois hosted the weekday morning program “Second Cup Concert,” which can now be heard on the WABE Classics HD channel. Since January 2015, Lois has hosted “City Lights with Lois Reitzes,” a ground-breaking weekday arts and culture program with a specific mission of elevating Atlanta’s arts scene.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoisReitzes



Atlanta-based host and producer, John Lemley, has been a mainstay of Atlanta’s media scene for well over two decades. For 18 of those years, John hosted and produced a number of news and arts programs for Atlanta’s NPR station, WABE. John currently serves as an investigative reporter and occasional newscast anchor for Nancy Grace’s new Sirius XM satellite radio program, “Crime Stories,” for which he investigates and reports on open and unsolved cases in the headlines.

A man of many passions, John is also fulfilling a life-long history buff’s dream by writing a column called “A Sprig of Moss,” focusing on Gwinnett County, Georgia’s historic cemeteries for Our Town Gwinnett magazine. He’s also the anchor for an online TV news roundtable program based out of Peachtree Corners called “Momentum” that addresses topics impacting the greater metro-Atlanta area.

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/johnlemleyfanpage/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnLemley


Combined, Lois and John have about 60 years of experience celebrating the arts in Atlanta, including literature and music, and they will talk about how words and compositions have influenced each other over the centuries–and inspire you about how you can do the same in your writing.