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Reading and Craft Lecture by Naheed Phiroze Patel The Creative Writing Program at UGA and the Willson Center are delighted to host Willson Center Short Term Visiting Fellow Naheed Phiroze Patel.    Naheed Phiroze Patel is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Her writing has appeared in the New England Review, The Guardian, Lit Hub, Poets & Writers, Chicago Review of Books, HuffPost,…
The English Department is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi for a night of reading and audience interaction at the University of Georgia. The event will begin at 5pm and be hosted in the Miller Learning Center, Room 0248. This event is free and open to the public.  Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is the author of Kintu, Let's Tell This Story Properly, and The Girl is a Body of Water. She is a recipient of…
The Creative Writing Program at the University of Georgia and the UGA Press are proud to host Leah Nieboer to launch her new book Soft Apocalypse. Along with the Creative Writing Program and the UGA Press, Avid Bookshop will also be on site to sell copies of Soft Apocalypse. The author will read from her book at the event, hosted at Ciné on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Masks are…
Abstract: We live in an unprecedented time for publishing with everyone reading more than ever whether it's physical books or on phones and computers. The coming of the Internet, the leaps in the ebooks and audiobooks industry along with the sheer amount of online content available has invigorated the worlds of reading, writing, editing and publishing. Book prizes and book festivals have also grown exponentially. Yet the many publishing…
Recipients of UGA Arts Lab Faculty Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships will take part in a public conversation with Jean Martin-Williams, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and Associate Dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.  Of the six participants, three are English Department members: Faculty Fellow Aruni Kashyap and Graduante Assistants Sayantika…
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…
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…
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…

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