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Readings

Readings, both Creative Writing and literature

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The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program presents a reading and book signing with Aditi Machado, the program’s 2024 Diann Blakely Visiting Poet. This free event is open to the public. Books will be available for purchase, and light refreshments will be served.  Aditi Machado is a poet, translator, and essayist. Her second book of poems Emporium (Nightboat, 2020) received the James Laughlin Award. Her other works include the poetry…
The Creative Writing Program welcomes Elizabeth Willis, the first visiting poet in the 2024 Blakely Program, with gratitude to the Diann Blakely Visiting Poet Fund. Currently serving as Professor of Poetry at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Elizabeth Willis’s most recent book is Alive: New and Selected Poems (New York Review Books, 2015), which was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Her other books of poetry include…
View on YouTube Suchitra Vijayan is a writer, essayist, lawyer, and photographer working across oral history, state violence, and visual storytelling. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Midnight's Borders: A People's History of Modern India (Melville House, New York). It included 40 original photographs and was "a genre-bending book of nonfiction—made of stories, encounters, vignettes, and photographs—about home, belonging,…
In honor of University Press Week, Avid Bookshop and the Athens-Clarke County Library invite the public to an author event and book signing with Esra Mirze Santesso for her book Muslim Comics and Warscape Witnessing published by Ohio State University Press. This event is on Monday, November 13, 2023, from 7pm-8pm in the Appleton Auditorium at the Athens-Clarke County Library. Esra Mirze Santesso will be in conversation with Aaron…
The English Department is pleased to announce a launch party for Dr. Lindsey Harding’s debut novel PILGRIMS 2.0.  This event is sponsored by Avid Bookshop and will take place on Wednesday, November 15th, 7 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601.  This event is free and open to the public. PILGRIMS 2.0 is a novel following four passengers on a luxury cruise line that promises complete reinvention through plastic surgery.…
The Creative Writing Program is delighted to present our first event of the 2023 – 24 academic year, The New Student Reading!  We will celebrate the work of three Ph.D. students: O-Jeemiah Agbaakin, Colin Bishoff, and Erik B. Brown. This event is free and open for the public.   About the Readers:   O-Jeremiah Agbaakin is the author of The Sign of the Ram (APBF/Akashic Books, 2023), selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris…
The Creative Writing Program welcomes writer Shastri Akella for a night of reading and conversations.   Shastri Akella's debut novel "The Sea Elephants" has been published by Flatiron Books (USA, Canada) and Penguin (India). He was a writing resident at the Fine Arts Works Center (2021) and the Oak Springs Garden Foundation (2023). He's winner of 2022 FracturedLit Flash Fiction Contest and the 2023 Best Microfiction Contest. His writing has…
Join the Common Good Atlanta community and UGA English alumni for a reading of work authored by students at Whitworth Women’s Facility. The exhibition “Art is a form of freedom,” on view through July 2, presents a spoken-word celebration of voice. Taking the form of poetry, essays, fiction and philosophy, this ekphrastic writing reflects the power of art to create conversations across the carceral divide. The reading will be followed by a panel…

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