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Georgia College's Convocation Experience Program is designed to provide a common experience for incoming students, to enhance participation in the intellectual life of the campus through stimulating discussion and critical thinking around a current topic, and to encourage a sense of community between students, faculty and staff.   

The current book was chosen by a committee charged with selecting a book that promotes cross-discipline discussions, introduces ideas that are both thought-provoking and lend themselves to diverse approaches. The Committee also seeks book selections that touch on contemporary issues and that are sufficiently relatable to both first-year students and the campus community.

Previous Convocation Works:

2014: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

2013: Beasts of the Southern Wild (film) by Benh Zeitlin (director)

2012: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

2011: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

2010: Reasons to Believe by John Marks

2009: Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi

2008:  Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones

2007: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2006: Clay's Quilt by Silas House

2005: Crossing Over by Ruben Martinez

2004: The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabrera by J. Joaqun Fraxedas

2003: Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray

2002: Praying for Sheetrock by Melissa Fay Greene

2001: Oral History by Lee Smith

2000: The Scalpel and the Silver Bear by Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord

1999: Storming Heaven by Denise Giardina

1998: Brighten the Corner Where You Are by Fred Chappell


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