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Welcome to Charis Books and More, the South's oldest independent feminist bookstore. Celebrating 40 years of feminism and independent voices!Charis Store Sign
  • We specialize in diverse and unique children's books.
  • Feminist and cultural studies books.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer fiction and non-fiction.
  • We will gladly order any book in print. 
  • Order online and save 10% off the cover price!
This website database does NOT reflect what we actually
have in stock. Visit our store at 1189 Euclid Ave, NE Atlanta, GA 30307 located in the heart of the Little 5 Points business district to see all of our great gift ideas. Charis is fully wheelchair accessible, with an accessible (and gender neutral) bathroom, ramp, and shelves on wheels. We have one van accessible parking spot. 
Questions, ideas? Email us at info@charisbooksandmore.com or call us at (404) 524-0304. Please note that GPS devices will often send you to the wrong place. If you prefer to use your GPS for directions use the address of the Brewhouse Cafe: 401 Moreland Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30307. If you are facing the Brewhouse we are located just behind it on the left, diagonally across the street from The Clothing Warehouse. 
                        
 
                                                            

                                               

 

"Dear Games" Learning to make your First Adventure Game or Interactive Fiction with Twine! All levels welcome!

Apr 30 2015 19:30
Apr 30 2015 21:00
America/New York

Are you interested in learning more about Twine (the interactive platform where games and fiction meet?) Our Georgia Tech Game Studio Collaborator, Sarah Schoemann is here to teach even the most novice gamer/writer how to begin creating games with the Twine platform. If participants have their own laptop they should plan to bring it. Charis and GT will work to provide additional laptops for the workshop. If you know you are attending and will need a loaner laptop please email info@chariscircle.org to RSVP. 

Sarah Schoemann is the founder of Different Games, an annual conference on inclusivity in games, as well as a doctoral student in Digital Media at Georgia Tech. A researcher, game designer and educational technologist, her work examines the ways accessible media and technology tools can offer new modes of personal expression and social critique while engage with broad issues of equity and social justice, online and off.

This is a Charis Circle Founding the Future of Feminism Program. The suggested donation is $5.

"Although plenty of independent games venture where mainstream games fear to tread, Twine represents something even more radical: the transformation of video games into something that is not only consumed by the masses but also created by them." Laura Hudson, The New York Times Magazine
"The simple beauty of Twine is this: if you can type words and occasionally put brackets around some of those words, you can make a Twine game."Kitty Horrorshow
"If you're interested in making interactive fiction then there's no better place to start than Twine. It's possibly the simplest game making tool available, it will take you mere minutes to get started, and it has a wonderfully simple visual editor."Richard Perrin
And aside from being free, it's really not programming at all — if you can write a story, you can make a Twine game. Anna Anthropy

“Dear Games” is a new collaboration between Charis Circle and the Georgia Tech Game Studio, connecting the practice of feminist game design to the vibrant community of feminist thought at Charis Books and More.
Location: 
Street:
1189 Euclid Ave NE
City:
Atlanta
,
Province:
Georgia
Postal Code:
30307-1509
Country:
United States

Paper Tail Zinester Camp Session One (Students May Enroll at Any Time)

Apr 14 2015 17:00
Apr 14 2015 18:30
America/New York

 

 

This meeting and all subsequent meetings will be generally facilitated by Amanda Mills (Murmur). She will also assist in coordinating the zine exhibit and panel. Amanda Mills’ educational background is in English Rhetoric. She has been involved in zine-making since elementary school, including an internship with the Denver Zine Library, teaching a weekly class on zine-making at her high school, forming the Atlanta Zine Library in college, and organizing the Atlanta Zine Fest. Her current project, Murmur, is a community resource for DIY and ephemeral media.

 

Perzines with Katherine Paist.

Tuesday, April 14th.

5 - 6:30 PM

Must be enrolled (can enroll at any time, max 12).


Katherine’s perzine, Hypoglogia, was featured by Creative Loafing as a highlight at the 2014 Atlanta Zine Fest. Katherine will talk about her work and how she uses creative writing techniques to express personal experiences.


We will then look at examples of perzines from the Atlanta Zine Library. Attendees are encouraged to share things that stand out to them from the example zines. Using a prompt, everyone--including facilitators--will have time for a free-write. We will talk about what it means to create a safe space for sharing. Attendees will share their work from the prompt for feedback and encouragement. Lastly, using magazines and other visual materials, we will talk about how to choose imagery to support and highlight your written words. Everyone is then expected to work on their perzines at home and bring them to next week’s meeting.

 

Enroll online here: 

http://murmurmedia.org/enroll-now-paper-trail-zinester-camp-for-youth/ 

 

Location: 
Street:
1189 Euclid Ave NE
City:
Atlanta
,
Province:
Georgia
Postal Code:
30307-1509
Country:
United States

Help Charis Circle with your Kroger Rewards Card

Did you know that you can help Charis Circle every time you get your groceries by becoming a Kroger Rewards Card member and choosing Charis Circle as your non-profit of choice. It's free and easy to get started. You can use your existing number or choose to open a new account and link it to Charis Circle. Go to https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and get started today! 
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