Mon, 02/04/2019 - 2:32pm
The UGA Department of Classics presents Homerathon. Faculty, college and high school students, administrators, alumni, local officials, journalists, and musicians join in a two-day reading of the entire text of Homer’s Iliad. From the podium in front of the Main Library on historic North Campus volunteer readers from all over north Georgia collaborate on the event. Each volunteer will be assigned about 150 lines of Stanley Lombardo’s Iliad …
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 2:46pm
The Creative Writing Program presents a reading by author Chika Unigwe on Tuesday, February 5th.  This event will take place at Ciné (234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601) from 7-9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Unigwe is a Nigerian writer who now lives in the United States. She is the author of four novels, as well as numerous short stories and essays.   Her books include The Phoenix, On Black Sisters’ Street, Night Dancer, and The…
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:20pm
The summer poetry series "Seat in the Shade" kicks off July 11 with a slate of notable writers that include Georgia's poet laureate. The event is hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education. Poets Soham Patel and Jenny Sadre-Orafal will read on July 11. Patel is an assistant editor at Fence and The Georgia Review and is the author of several chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry.…
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:20pm
The summer poetry series "Seat in the Shade" kicks off July 11 with a slate of notable writers that include Georgia's poet laureate. The event is hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education. Poets Soham Patel and Jenny Sadre-Orafal will read on July 11. Patel is an assistant editor at Fence and The Georgia Review and is the author of several chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry.…
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:19pm
The summer poetry series "Seat in the Shade" kicks off July 11 with a slate of notable writers that include Georgia's poet laureate. The event is hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education. Poets Soham Patel and Jenny Sadre-Orafal will read on July 11. Patel is an assistant editor at Fence and The Georgia Review and is the author of several chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry.…
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 5:09pm
The summer poetry series "Seat in the Shade" kicks off July 11 with a slate of notable writers that include Georgia's poet laureate. The event is hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education. Poets Soham Patel and Jenny Sadre-Orafal will read on July 11. Patel is an assistant editor at Fence and The Georgia Review and is the author of several chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry.…
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:51pm
The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program is pleased to present poet Cathy Park Hong for a reading. This event is sponsored in part by Distinguished Research Professor of English and African American Studies Dr. Ed Pavlić and is free and open to the public. Cathy Park Hong's latest poetry collection, Engine Empire, was published in 2012 by W.W. Norton.  Her other collections include Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for…
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 4:58pm
Sinéad Morrissey was born in Northern Ireland in 1972 and grew up in Belfast. As an undergraduate, she studied English and German at Trinity College, Dublin, and went on to gain a doctorate in eighteenth-century literature. She has published six collections of poetry with Carcanet Press: There Was Fire in Vancouver (winner of an Eric Gregory Award in 1996), Between Here and There (winner of the Rupert and Eithne Strong Award and shortlisted for…
Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:19pm
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…
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:07pm
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.  Alexander works in multiple genres. In addition to being a poet, he is also a novelist, essayist, aphorist, playwright, philosopher, visual artist and pianist. His influences range from poetic…