Skip to main content
Skip to main menu

Slideshow

Tags: Reading

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 9:54pm
Birmingham-based poet Elizabeth Hughey will read from her new poetry collection, White Bull. Composed entirely of words taken from the letters and public statements of the segregationist Bull Connor, the poems in White Bull use language that was wielded in violence and oppression to reckon with the present moment. Hughey is the co-founder and programming director of the Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), a literary arts center in Birmingham,…
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 6:24pm
The summer poetry series "Seat in the Shade" kicks off in poetry month with a slate of local writers that include Athens first named poet laureate. The first Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) Poet Laureate will be announced on April 27, 2021, at the live, webinar reading. The selected poet laureate must be an Athens Clarke County resident who will serve for a two-year term.  This event is part of the "Something More Pleasant" series of…
Sat, 03/06/2021 - 3:01pm
Professor Nicholas Allen, who holds an endowed chair in humanities in the Department of English, will host a reading of Irish literature in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. The event is presented by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, of which Allen is director. Advance registration for this virtual event is available here. All are welcome to attend. Allen's latest book, Ireland, Literature, and the Coast: Seatangled, was published in…
Sat, 03/06/2021 - 2:54pm
Poets Joy Harjo and LeAnne Howe will have a discussion and read from their work in this event presented by the Institute of Native American Studies and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, in partnership with the department of English and the Creative Writing Program. The event is part of UGA's Signature Lectures series, as well as the Willson Center's 2021 Global Georgia Initiative public event series. Harjo is the 23rd Poet Laureate of…
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 8:19pm
Franklin Visiting Scholar Holly Pinheiro presents a talk about his forthcoming book on post-Civil War African American family life in Philadelphia. Pinheiro is an assistant professor of history at Augusta University. Pinheiro’s research focuses on the intersectionality of race, gender, and class in the military from 1850 through the 1910s. Counter to the national narrative which championed the patriotic manhood of soldiering from the Civil War…
Mon, 02/03/2020 - 1:07pm
Celebrate the release of Dr. Cassia Roth's forthcoming book, A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil (Stanford U Press, January 2020). A Miscarriage of Justice examines women's reproductive health in relation to legal and medical policy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the onset of republicanism in 1889, women's reproductive capabilities—their ability…
Mon, 02/03/2020 - 1:03pm
The Creative Writing Program is pleased to present a book launch for English Department/creative writing faculty members Aruni Kashyap and Andrew Zawacki. This reading is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Avid Bookshop. Kashyap’s His Father’s Disease was published in 2019 by Context (an imprint of Westland Books, 2019).  Zawacki’s Unsun was published in 2019 by Coach House Books. 
Mon, 02/03/2020 - 1:02pm
Black History Month is February, and the Department of History is kicking things off with a reading club, featuring Professor Thavolia Glymph's The Women's Fight: The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation. Glymph is a distinguished historian of African American history at Duke University. The department has 20 copies of Glymph's book to give away to students who are interested in participating. There will be free pizza, and Glymph…
Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:53pm
Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English Jed Rasula presents a reading by poet Julie Carr. Carr is the author of seven books of poetry and two works of prose, with forthcoming works in both genres. She has also published work in several literary magazines. Honors and awards include The Sawtooth Poetry Award, A National Poetry Series selection, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (2010-2011).
Fri, 01/03/2020 - 1:23pm
Join the celebration of 20 years of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Philip Lee Williams, a member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, will be honored on his 70th birthday with a reading from his new novel on its publication date, an autographing, and a party at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The event is free and open to the public, and registration is requested. A reception will follow. The new novel, his…
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 9:07am
Join us in celebrating the release of Michael Winship's latest book, Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America. (Yale U Press.) On fire for God—a sweeping history of puritanism in England and America-- Begun in the mid-sixteenth century by Protestant nonconformists keen to reform England’s church and society while saving their own souls, the puritan movement was a major catalyst in the great cultural changes that…
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:52pm
July 30  marks the final event in the poetry series featuring Melisa Cahnmann & Teacher Poets in her class, including Sydney Clifton, Ming Sun, Traci Snipes, Susan Lane, Bekah List, Mathew Robinson, Meredith White, and Ashley Brown-Lemley.  This event marks the close of the 7th Seat in the Shade Poetry Series, an event sponsored in part by the Georgia Writers Association, the UGA College of Education, and many other poetry champions. Melisa…
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:44pm
July 23 is the second of three sessions in the 2019 Seat in the Shade Poetry Series and features Georgia poets Sarah M.C. Baugh, Theresa Davis and Collin Kelley. Kelley's visit is supported by a grant from the Georgia Writers Association.   Baugh is a writer and portrait photographer born and raised in central New York. Her work can be found in Gulf Coast and Sand Hills, and she was a nominee for Best New Poets 2017. Sarah makes her home in…
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:41pm
A July of poetry reading and discussion of the poetic craft featuring top Georgia poets will be hosted by University of Georgia College of Education professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor for three Tuesday nights. The kickoff will be July 16. This is the seventh year for the event titled, “Seat in the Shade: A Summer Poetry Reading Series.” The kickoff will feature award-winning poet Jericho Brown. Opening the evening will be Athens writer Deirdre…
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…
Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:07am
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)…

Support Franklin College

We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more about giving.