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.
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.
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.
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.
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: http://www.deanrader.com/poems.html
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-613-3650, ext. 314.
A professor of language and literacy at UGA and published poet, Cahnmann-Taylor and students will showcase their poetry as part of the Big Read events series. Part of the Seat in the Shade Poetry Series.
UGA professor emeritus and featured poet, Coleman Barks, will read from his work as part of the Big Read poetry series. Part of the Seat in the Shade Poetry Series.