Poetry Reading: Keetje Kuipers

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.

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Poetry Reading: Ann Fisher-Wirth

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:


The UGA Creative Writing Program is celebrating 10 new books published by UGA doctoral candidates in 2015 and 2016. This event will give authors a chance to discuss their projects in an intimate setting, and attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the writers and have books signed.


8:30 am - 6:00 pm April 4th and 5th
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Front Steps

This is an outdoor English reading of Homer's "Odyssey" organized by the Department of Classics featuring readings from members of the UGA and Athens communities. The purpose of the event is to bring the magic of the epics to a large UGA student audience and to remind people that Homer is for everyone.


A Reading by Poet Jeffrey Harrison

Harrison studied poetry with New York School figureheads Kenneth Koch and David Shapiro. He is the author of five full-length books of poetry—"Into Daylight," published in 2014 by Tupelo Press as the winner of the Dorset Prize, "Incomplete Knowledge" (2006), which was runner-up for the Poets’ Prize, "Feeding the Fire" (2001), "Signs of Arrival" (1996), and "The Singing Underneath" (1988), selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series—as well as of "The Names of Things: New and Selected Poems," published in 2006 by Waywiser Press in the U.K.

Catherine Taylor Reading

Catherine Taylor is a writer and editor who works on a wide range of nonfiction forms–from documentary and literary journalism to lyric essays, hybrid-genre writing, critical theory, and poetics. She is the author of Apart, a hybrid-genre book of memoir and political history about South Africa (Ugly Duckling Presse) and of Giving Birth: A Journey Into the World of Mothers and Midwives (Penguin Putnam) winner of the Lamaze International Birth Advocate Award.


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