Brian Clements

03/20/2018 - 6:30pm

Reading and Discussion: Brian Clements

Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe will host writer Brian Clements for a poetry reading and discussion on the book he co-edited, Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence.

Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violencefeatures work by poets including Ocean Vuong, Natasha Threthewey, Naomi Shihab Nye and several others. Each poem is followed by a response from a gun violence prevention activist, political figure, survivor or concerned individual.

Reading: Will Alexander

Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English Jed Rasula is pleased to present poet Will Alexander for a reading.  This event is possible thanks to a Willson Center Short-Term Visiting Fellowship and support from the Creative Writing Program. 

Reading: John Keene

The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program presents writer John Keene for a reading.Keene is the author of the novel Annotations (New Directions, 1995); the poetry collection Seismosis (1913 Press, 2006), a collaboration with artist Christopher Stackhouse; and the short fiction collection Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015), which received the inaugural 2017 Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses (in the United Kingdom) as well as a 2016 American Book Award, and a 2016 Lannan Literary Award for fiction.

Reading: Rodney Morales

The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program is pleased to present writer Rodney Morales for a reading at Ciné (234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601).  Morales’ latest novel, For A Song, is forthcoming from the University of Hawai'i Press.  He is also the author of When the Shark Bites, a novel, and The Speed of Darkness, a short story collection.

Reading: Kiese Laymon

The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program is pleased to present writer Kiese Laymon for a reading at Ciné (234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601). This event is made possible with generous support from the UGA Parents & Families Leadership Council.

Staged Reading: Tale of Black Histories

Tale of Black Histories is a 1971 avant-garde Caribbean play, created collaboratively under Martinican writer Edouard Glissant's direction to teach Caribbeans their local histories and culture, excluded from colonial education, and to link their stories with historical heroes, literature, and experiences from across the African diaspora and postcolonial world. The Department of Theatre & Film Studies is hosting a staged reading of the first translation from the French, by Andrew Daily and Emily Sahakian, which will be directed by visiting artist Gilbert Laumord. 

Reading: Dean Rader

LeAnne Howe, Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature at the University of Georgia, in conjunction with the Creative Writing Program, presents a reading by writer and poet Dean Rader. Rader has published widely in the fields of poetry, American Indian studies, and popular culture. His newest collection of poems, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. For more on Rader, visit:

Reading: Gabrielle Fuente and Magdalena Zurawski

Coinciding with UGA’s 2016 Spotlight on the Arts celebration, the Creative Writing Program is hosting a reading featuring one current Ph.D. student and one faculty member. Doctoral candidate Gabrielle Fuente’s first novel, The Sleeping World, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. Faculty member Magdalena Zurawski’s poetry collection Companion Animal was awarded the 2016 Norma Farber First Book Award by the Poetry Society of America.

Poe-tober: Spooky POE-etry

An afternoon of spooky poetry and crafts inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. We'll be sharing a host of thrilling rhymes and helping you write your own. Plus, make you're own eerie silhouette craft. For children ages 7-11 and their caregiver and led by Keir Bridges in the story room. Admission is free. Those in attendance will be entered to win a copy of an Edgar Allan Poe book.

For more information, contact Keir Bridges at or 706-613-3650, ext. 314.


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