Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:52pm
July 30  marks the final event in the poetry series featuring Melisa Cahnmann & Teacher Poets in her class, including Sydney Clifton, Ming Sun, Traci Snipes, Susan Lane, Bekah List, Mathew Robinson, Meredith White, and Ashley Brown-Lemley.  This event marks the close of the 7th Seat in the Shade Poetry Series, an event sponsored in part by the Georgia Writers Association, the UGA College of Education, and many other poetry champions. Melisa…
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:44pm
July 23 is the second of three sessions in the 2019 Seat in the Shade Poetry Series and features Georgia poets Sarah M.C. Baugh, Theresa Davis and Collin Kelley. Kelley's visit is supported by a grant from the Georgia Writers Association.   Baugh is a writer and portrait photographer born and raised in central New York. Her work can be found in Gulf Coast and Sand Hills, and she was a nominee for Best New Poets 2017. Sarah makes her home in…
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:41pm
A July of poetry reading and discussion of the poetic craft featuring top Georgia poets will be hosted by University of Georgia College of Education professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor for three Tuesday nights. The kickoff will be July 16. This is the seventh year for the event titled, “Seat in the Shade: A Summer Poetry Reading Series.” The kickoff will feature award-winning poet Jericho Brown. Opening the evening will be Athens writer Deirdre…
Mon, 02/04/2019 - 2:32pm
The UGA Department of Classics presents Homerathon. Faculty, college and high school students, administrators, alumni, local officials, journalists, and musicians join in a two-day reading of the entire text of Homer’s Iliad. From the podium in front of the Main Library on historic North Campus volunteer readers from all over north Georgia collaborate on the event. Each volunteer will be assigned about 150 lines of Stanley Lombardo’s Iliad …
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 2:46pm
The Creative Writing Program presents a reading by author Chika Unigwe on Tuesday, February 5th.  This event will take place at Ciné (234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601) from 7-9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Unigwe is a Nigerian writer who now lives in the United States. She is the author of four novels, as well as numerous short stories and essays.   Her books include The Phoenix, On Black Sisters’ Street, Night Dancer, and The…
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:20pm
The summer poetry series "Seat in the Shade" kicks off July 11 with a slate of notable writers that include Georgia's poet laureate. The event is hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education. Poets Soham Patel and Jenny Sadre-Orafal will read on July 11. Patel is an assistant editor at Fence and The Georgia Review and is the author of several chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry.…
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:20pm
The summer poetry series "Seat in the Shade" kicks off July 11 with a slate of notable writers that include Georgia's poet laureate. The event is hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education. Poets Soham Patel and Jenny Sadre-Orafal will read on July 11. Patel is an assistant editor at Fence and The Georgia Review and is the author of several chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry.…
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:19pm
The summer poetry series "Seat in the Shade" kicks off July 11 with a slate of notable writers that include Georgia's poet laureate. The event is hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education. Poets Soham Patel and Jenny Sadre-Orafal will read on July 11. Patel is an assistant editor at Fence and The Georgia Review and is the author of several chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry.…
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 5:09pm
The summer poetry series "Seat in the Shade" kicks off July 11 with a slate of notable writers that include Georgia's poet laureate. The event is hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education. Poets Soham Patel and Jenny Sadre-Orafal will read on July 11. Patel is an assistant editor at Fence and The Georgia Review and is the author of several chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry.…
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:51pm
The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program is pleased to present poet Cathy Park Hong for a reading. This event is sponsored in part by Distinguished Research Professor of English and African American Studies Dr. Ed Pavlić and is free and open to the public. Cathy Park Hong's latest poetry collection, Engine Empire, was published in 2012 by W.W. Norton.  Her other collections include Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for…