Evening Entertainment

Atlanta's DBA, District 7, and the ACBL have teamed up to provide you with some interesting and fun evening entertainment! We hope to see you there and that you enjoy it.  Look below for details about some of the bridge and local authors presenting Friday and Monday.

  • Thursday, 11/23 Thanksgiving Day. Too soon to open!
  • Friday, 11/24 Club and Teacher reception and the Hospitality is Open for Q&A on hands of the day. Games available for play.
    7:30 pm: Bridge and local authors will answer questions, sell, and autograph their books
    8:15 pm: Garden Fresh Pickers (bluegrass)
  • Saturday, 11/25 Zander the Magician for an entertaining show Hospitality Room
  • Sunday, 11/26 The ACBL Bridge Mania! Everyone needs to participate. All bridge-themed games. Light Food and a Cash Bar
  • Monday, 11/27 GOODWILL RECEPTION Hospitality Room KARAOKE Night 9 PM!
    7:30 Bridge and local authors will answer questions, sell, and autograph their books
  • Tuesday, 11/28 Atlanta's own Craig Gleason Singer and guitarist .
  • Wednesday, 11/29 Beyond Bridge ..GAME night! Cribbage, Scattergories, Pictionary, Rook, Photo Booth, et Cash Bar & Light Food.
  • Thursday, 11/30 Charity Poker Tournament.  Please donate $50 (or more) in order to guarantee a seat in the event which starts at 8:00 pm and will finish at 10:30pm. You may play without making any donation space permitting.
    By supporting Promise686 you are making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families around the country.
  • Friday , 12/1 KO Bridge Event Hospitality Closed,
    ACBLEF Junior's Night (For Players Aged 30 and Under)
  •  Saturday 12/2 Hospitality: games and a Walk Around Magician!

The Hospitality Room on the nights it is open around 7:30 and start each night with a top player or expert to discuss the hands of the day.

Book Authors

Friday, November 24th

Jerry Helms www.jerryhelms.com author of Ask Jerry and Over My Shoulder.  Larry Cohen says, "The Ask Jerry articles reflect both his personality and teaching abilities" ... "This compilation is a valuable reference on a number of topics" and "should be a welcome addition to the bridge libraries of players seeking to improve."  Steve Weinstein remarks about Over My Shoulder, "This book is great!" "You get to learn, enjoy, and even occasionally laugh."

Nicolas Hammond wrote Detecting Cheating In Bridge is attending the Friday 7:30 session.

David Capera will be there to discuss two books to be released soon Bridge, the Cutting Edge which is for math geeks I'm Bad but You Are Worse by Bob Hamman as told to Mitch Dunitz and Dave Caprera.

Kim Conrey’s latest book, You’re Not a Murderer: You Just Have Harm OCD, is a memoir about a mother and daughter dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder and finding peace. Her latest urban fantasy, Nicholas Eternal, is set in Atlanta with magic, romance, and redemption, and her successful sci-fi romance, Stealing Ares, hits all the sweet spots in a future world, with a strong-willed female protagonist. kimconrey.com; harmocdkimconrey.com; Stealing Ares; Nicholas Eternal; Wild Women Who Write Podcast

Mike Shaw’s The Musician is a work of literary fiction, capturing the character and circumstance of life as shared by musicians everywhere. From emersion in their craft, to the joy of playing music well - and with others who play well - to the frustrations associated with committing a lifetime to a typically unstructured and unrewarded career. www.mikeshawnow.com, Our Catalog – Blue Room Books Publishing

2023 International award-winning author, Jan Slimming, has three WWII books: Codebreaker Girls - A Secret Life at Bletchley Park, Codebreaker Girls - The Secret Life of an American Codebreaker and Captured at Singapore - A Diary of a Far East Prisoner of War. All are extensively researched and tell the story of her parents, and others, during their secret wartime years, 1939-1945 and beyond. Originally from London, UK, Jan has lived in Atlanta for 23 years and is a former Rights and Export sales director in international publishing. Pen and Sword Books: Slimming Search Results (pen-and-sword.co.uk); Search Results Grid - Casemate Publishers US-Jan Slimming; Amazon.com : Jan Slimming

Christopher Swann is a bestselling novelist and teacher who earned his Ph.D. in creative writing from Georgia State University. He has been a Georgia Author of the Year, a Townsend Prize finalist, and long-listed for the Southern Book Prize. His books include Shadow of the Lions, A Fire in the Night, and his Faulkner Family Thriller series: Never Turn Back, Never Go Home, and Never Back Down. He lives with his wife and two sons in Atlanta, where he is the English department chair at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. https://christopherswann.com.

Award-winning author, George Weinstein is Executive Director of Atlanta Writers Club, and Director of the Atlanta Writers Conference held twice a year in May and November. Always willing to help other writers, he still finds time to write, and publish several novels: Hardscrabble Road – Southern historical fiction and Return to Hardscrabble Road – the sequel; The Five Destinies of Carlos Moreno – a multicultural historical fiction; The Caretaker – a novel of reinvention; Aftermath – a Southern murder mystery; Watch What You Say – a Kidnapping thriller, and Offlining – a Science fiction comedy. You can find more about George, his books and the Atlanta Writers Club here: www.GeorgeWeinstein.com www.AtlantaWritersClub.org, and www.AtlantaWritersConference.com

Monday, November 27th

Matt Granovetter author of Method Bridge will attend Monday

Barbara Fleming

Adam Lazarus is a successful and prolific non-fiction writer. His latest book The Wingmen is about the forged-in-war friendship between astronaut/senator John Glenn and baseball legend Ted Williams. https://www.kensingtonbooks.com/9780806542508/the-wingmen/. Adam’s earlier books: Hail to the Redskins, features Joe Gibbs and the dynastic Washington Redskins of the 1980s and 1990s. This work has more than 90 original interviews and over two dozen photographs. Best of Rivals covers the famous quarterback controversy between Joe Montana and Steve Young, and Super Bowl Monday, centers on Super Bowl XXV, one of the greatest games in NFL history, and its intersection with Operation Desert Storm. Chasing Greatness - his first publication, and mentioned in Sports Illustrated, is about the unforgettable 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont www.AdamLazarusBooks.com