The Art of Songwriting & Story-telling

Cocktails & Conversation

Meet fellow story and song enthusiasts during the AJC Decatur Book Festival (DBF) for cocktails (cash bar) at The Spence in Atlanta on Friday August 29 at 5:30 p.m. Club members and DBF featured artists singer-songwriter Ashley Filip (AB '01, JD '06) and novelist Allegra Jordan (MBA ’95) will facilitate an entertaining discussion about songwriting, story-telling, and the festival.

Date: August 29, 2014

Time: 5:30pm

Location: The Spence | 75 Fifth St. NW | Atlanta, GA 30308

RSVP: No charge to attend but please get a "ticket" so we know we have room for everyone.

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Ashley Filip has been writing songs since she was just 12 years old.  Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, she began playing gigs in high school, opening for local acts such as Michelle Malone and Billy Pilgrim in venues such as Eddie's Attic and the Hard Rock Cafe.  She spent seven years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, playing regularly at Club Passim in Harvard Square, and later spent a year in Nashville honing her songwriting skills at writer's nights and gigs.    Light Years is her most recent recording, and a culmination of her years spent playing gigs and writing.  Heavily influenced by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Alison Krauss, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, Shawn Colvin, Lauryn Hill, and Brad Paisley, her songs are full of stories of family, spirituality, and relationships. 

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Allegra Jordan is an author and innovation expert whose writings have appeared in the Huffington Post,, USA TODAY, and other places. Her historical novel The End of Innocence takes place at Harvard 100 years ago during World War I.

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