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Readings

Readings, both Creative Writing and literature

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 Meskin, who…
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. PILGRIM,…
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 Abani for the New Generation…
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…
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 Windham-Campbell Literature…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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