Andrea Gibson at the Decatur Public Library, Dec. 3


DECATUR — Author Andrea Gibson will do a reading at the Decatur Public Library on Monday, Dec. 3.

From the Facebook event:

Join us at the Decatur Public Library’s Madden Auditorium to celebrate Andrea Gibson’s new collection LORD OF THE BUTTERFLIES. The evening will feature a reading by Andrea following by a Q&A led by Library Assistant Katie Eytchison. Book signing to follow with sales provided by Novel Ideas Books and Gifts. This event is free and open to the public.

One of the most celebrated poets of our time, Andrea Gibson began their career in 1999 with a break-up poem at an open mic in Boulder, Colorado. In 2008, Gibson leapt into the forefront of the national spoken word poetry scene when they won the first ever Woman of the World Poetry Slam. Gibson is the author of four previous books of poetry and has released seven spoken-word albums. The honesty of Gibson’s work makes audiences and readers feel welcome as they are. Find out more about them at

Katie Eytchison has been a library assistant at Decatur Public Library for a year. Poetry has been a passion of hers from an early age. For her MA thesis, she adapted Anne Stevenson’s “Correspondences” from a long poem into a full-length play. She first discovered Andrea between the pages of “Take Me With You” and has become a huge fan! As I library assistant, she is grateful for the opportunity to support diversity and inclusion in our community.

The reading starts at 6 p.m. The library is at 130 N Franklin St in Decatur.