1 of 5 Things To Know Today: Book Festival Starts

At Eddie's Attic, Rodney Crowell will perform songs he co-wrote with memoirist Mary Karr.

Good morning, Decatur and Avondale Estates. Here are 5 Things to know about today.

1. Who are all these people? If you haven't heard, is being held this weekend. It's an orderly event, but will draw more than 70,000 people.

2. Weekend weather. It looks like Isaac won't cause big problems for the festival. The chance of rain is 20-30 percent today and Saturday, 40 percent Sunday and 20-30 percent Monday. Through Monday, the high will be around 90 and the low around 70.

3. . This could be some literary music. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, in town for the book festival, will appear at two shows Friday at Eddie's Attic to promote his new album, Kin, Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell. Karr, of course, is the memoirist who wrote such best-sellers as Cherry and The Liar's Club.

4. On this date. In 1997, Britain's Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris. She was 36.

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