Fri, 08/23/2019 - 9:07am
Join us in celebrating the release of Michael Winship's latest book, Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America. (Yale U Press.) On fire for God—a sweeping history of puritanism in England and America-- Begun in the mid-sixteenth century by Protestant nonconformists keen to reform England’s church and society while saving their own souls, the puritan movement was a major catalyst in the great cultural changes that…
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…
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 4:58pm
Sinéad Morrissey was born in Northern Ireland in 1972 and grew up in Belfast. As an undergraduate, she studied English and German at Trinity College, Dublin, and went on to gain a doctorate in eighteenth-century literature. She has published six collections of poetry with Carcanet Press: There Was Fire in Vancouver (winner of an Eric Gregory Award in 1996), Between Here and There (winner of the Rupert and Eithne Strong Award and shortlisted for…
Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:19pm
Reading and Discussion: Brian Clements Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe will host writer Brian Clements for a poetry reading and discussion on the book he co-edited, Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violencefeatures work by poets including Ocean Vuong, Natasha Threthewey, Naomi Shihab Nye and several others. Each poem is…
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:07pm
Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English Jed Rasula is pleased to present poet Will Alexander for a reading.  This event is possible thanks to a Willson Center Short-Term Visiting Fellowship and support from the Creative Writing Program.  Alexander works in multiple genres. In addition to being a poet, he is also a novelist, essayist, aphorist, playwright, philosopher, visual artist and pianist. His influences range from poetic…
Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:07am
The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program presents writer John Keene for a reading.Keene is the author of the novel Annotations (New Directions, 1995); the poetry collection Seismosis (1913 Press, 2006), a collaboration with artist Christopher Stackhouse; and the short fiction collection Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015), which received the inaugural 2017 Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses (in the United Kingdom)…
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 5:05pm
The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program is pleased to present writer Rodney Morales for a reading at Ciné (234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601).  Morales’ latest novel, For A Song, is forthcoming from the University of Hawai'i Press.  He is also the author of When the Shark Bites, a novel, and The Speed of Darkness, a short story collection.  This event is free and open to the public.
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-…