Thu, 02/23/2017 - 4:59pm
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.  Laymon is the author of the novel, Long Division, and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He is an Associate Professor of English at Vassar College…
Wed, 02/15/2017 - 7:11pm
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…
Mon, 01/23/2017 - 3:18pm
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.…
Tue, 11/08/2016 - 4:06pm
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.
Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:45pm
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 kbridges@athenslibrary.org …
Fri, 06/03/2016 - 5:04pm
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. Cahnmann-Taylor is the winner of Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg and Leeway Poetry Prizes and has co-authored two books, "Teachers Act Up: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities Through Theatre" (Teachers College Press, 2010) and "Arts-Based…
Fri, 06/03/2016 - 5:02pm
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. Barks was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and educated at the University of North Carolina and the University of California at Berkeley. He taught poetry and creative writing at UGA for 30 years. He is the author of numerous Rumi translations and has been a student of…
Fri, 06/03/2016 - 5:00pm
As part of the Big Read Event series, Keetje Kuipers, an award-winning poet and assistant professor at Auburn University, will do a poetry reading. Her poetry focuses on isolation, longing and loneliness and her latest book, "The Keys to the Jail," looks closely at the role of women and identity. Part of the Seat in the Shade Poetry Series. For more information, visit: https://coe.uga.edu/events/calendar/seat-in-the-shade-poetry-series-20160613…
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:42pm
As part of the Big Read events, Ann Fisher-Wirth, a celebrated poet, will read from her collections on eco-poetry. Fisher-Wirth teaches at the University of Mississippi and is a Fellow of the Black Earth Institute, an organization dedicated to the arts, social and environmental justice, and to matters of the spirit. Part of the Seat in the Shade Poetry Series. For more information, visit: https://coe.uga.edu/events/calendar/seat-in-the-shade-…
Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:04pm
The  Creative Writing Program will host poet Brian Blanchfield for a reading. Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, most recently "Proxies," published by Nightboat Books in 2016. The collection of essays—part cultural close reading, part dicey autobiography—was awarded a 2016 Whiting Award in Nonfiction. He is also the recipient of a 2015-16 Howard Foundation Fellowship. Since 2010, he has been a poetry editor of "Fence"…