Literary Atlanta Episode 15: Christopher Martin

Literary Atlanta Episode 15: Christopher Martin, author of This Gladdening Light

Christopher Martin is a native Georgian, a poet with three poetry chapbooks, and a freelance writer whose essays and poems have appeared in publications across the country. He is also an outdoorsman who regularly hikes the trails close to his home in Acworth, Georgia, which is located about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta.

His nonfiction debut, This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith, is billed as “part memoir, part essay collection, part spiritual journal.” Throughout the collection of essays and poems, Christopher explores universal themes of what it means to be a father, what it means to be a white man living in the South, and what it means to be a man of faith without being tethered to any one religious denomination. He’s also very in tune with nature and the writing of Henry David Thoreau.

Christopher Martin Author Website

“A Conversation with Christopher Martin about the Journey of Writing,” ArtsATL

Writers’ Night Out Event on November 10th featuring Christopher Martin and Dana Wildsmith

Other Events Mentioned in This Episode

Southern Authors at Book Exchange Marietta on November 11th

26th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA Website

Books Mentioned in This Episode

This Gladdening Light by Christopher MartinThis Gladdening Light by Christopher Martin





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