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Readings, both Creative Writing and literature

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 1:23pm
The Creative Writing program is delighted to host Leah Nieboer as she launches her new book, SOFT APOCALYPSE. More details to come closer to the event date. Leah Nieboer grew up in rural Iowa. She is a PhD candidate in English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver, a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, the winner of the 2022 Mountain West Writers’ Contest in Poetry, and the recipient of a Virginia Center for Creative…
Tue, 10/25/2022 - 2:08pm
Come one, come all. Don your paper caps and join us in the parking lot behind the Athenaeum for ONE NIGHT ONLY, an old-time revival of objects, words, sounds, and movements that can’t be contained beneath a roof. The church doors have been torn asunder, the museum decorations dragged into the streets. Only the carnivalesque remains. This “syncretic pageantry of a ritualistic sort” aims to conjoin “the sacred with the profane,” boasting temporary…
Sun, 09/11/2022 - 10:49am
It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that the final season, and especially the final episode, of Game of Thrones was terrible. But why? In this talk, Professor Cody Marrs will contrast GoT (and analogues like Lost and Killing Eve) with shows that concluded successfully (like Breaking Bad and The Sopranos), to explore why certain endings are satisfying — or not. This event is part of Screen Time with Your Humanities Professors, a series…
Thu, 08/18/2022 - 4:17pm
The University of Georgia Ph.D. student Abhijit Sarmah will be one of the featured poets during the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum.  This virtual event will take place on Thursday, August 26th at 6 p.m.  Registration information here. Sarmah is a poet and researcher of global indigenous writing, with particular focus on Native American women writers and literatures from Northeast India. His work is…
Tue, 08/16/2022 - 12:11pm
The Creative Writing Program was pleased to present our first in-person new student reading and welcome reception since 2019!  We celebrated the work of six Ph.D. students: Nneoma Ike-Njuko and Sayantika Mandal, who matriculated in 2020; Maxime Bercalz, who matriculated in 2021; and our newest Ph.D. students, Ellen Boyette, D. T. Lumpkin, and Abhijit Sarmah.  This free event will take place on Thursday, September 1st at Athica, 675 Pulaski St…
Thu, 08/11/2022 - 2:20pm
Eidson Chair of American Literature LeAnne Howe, with the Creative Writing Program, is pleased to present writer Phillip Carroll Morgan (Choctaw/Chickasaw) for a reading on Thursday, October 13th at 7 p.m.  The location of the event is the Zell B. Miller Learning Center Room 0248, 48 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30602.  This event is free and open to the public. Morgan will read from his new novel, The Lost River (Chickasaw Nation Press, 2022).  What…
Thu, 06/02/2022 - 2:31pm
Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe presents scholar and author Chadwick Allen for her annual American Indian Returnings (AIR) Talk.  This year's AIR Talk will take place on the Autumnal Equinox, Thursday, September 29th, at 4:15 p.m.  The location of this year's talk is the Special Collections Library Rm 271, 300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA 30602. Allen is Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement at the…
Tue, 02/08/2022 - 2:36pm
The Creative Writing Program is pleased to present a reading with current student Maxime Berclaz and alumnus Johnny Damm on Thursday, March 24th at 7 p.m.  This event will take place over Zoom.  Register in advance here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kdVR96vaRWCdHss6_tI_Gg. Maxime Berclaz is a PhD Student in Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, where he writes poetry and thinks about horror. He has published poems in Burning…
Tue, 11/16/2021 - 9:04am
Stillpoint Literary Magazine, University of Georgia's undergraduate-run literary magazine, will host a reading celebrating the launch of Stillpoint Issue 52 (which was printed during the Spring 2021 semester). The event will take place in front of the Main Library on Tuesday, December 7th (the last day of Fall classes) from 2-3pm. Free copies of Issue 51 and Issue 52 will be available. There will also be packaged snacks and drinks provided to…
Thu, 10/14/2021 - 1:21pm
Lone Glen is hosting a reading with Dr. Andrew Zawacki, along with poets Mary-Kim Arnold and Douglas Piccinnini, on Zoom.  More info here. About the writers: Andrew Zawacki is the author of the poetry books Unsun : f/11 (Coach House), Videotape (Counterpath), Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House), Anabranch (Wesleyan), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia). His work has appeared in Poems for Political Disaster, Legitimate Dangers:…

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