VISITING WRITERS SERIES
Each year, the Creative Writing Program at Georgia College hosts the Visiting Writers Series, in which distinguished authors give public readings and work with students. Previous visitors have included Stephen Dunn, ZZ Packer, Robert Olen Butler, Janet Burroway and many others.
Visiting Writers 2015-2016: Series Calendar
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Museum Education Room 7:00 p.m
Michael Martone's latest book, “Racing in Place,” is a collection of essays on Martone’s obsession with blimps, basketball, and the Indianapolis 500. Martone has won two Fellowships from the NEA and a grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation. His stories have won awards in the “Italian Americana” fiction contest, the “Florida Review Short Story Contest”, the “Story” magazine Short, Short Story Contest, and more. His stories and essays have appeared and been cited in the “Pushcart Prize”, “The Best American Stories” and “The Best American Essays”. Read an interview with him online at The Quarterly Conversation.
Martone now lives in Tuscaloosa, where he teaches in the MFA program at the University of Alabama.
Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers
A Celebration and Scholarly Conference September 17-19, 2015
Visit gcsu.edu/oconnorconference2015 for more information
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Museum Education Room 7:00 p.m
Allen Gee's essay collection "My Chinese-America," was chosen by Lee Gutkind for the SFWP Literary Awards Program. The collection speaks on masculinity, identity, and topics ranging from Jeremy Lin and immigration to profiling and Asian silences. His stories appear in "Ploughshares," "Juked," "South Loop Review," "Portland Review," and elsewhere. Gee has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Read a conversation with him about "My Chinese-America."
Gee graduated from the Iowa Writer's Workshop and holds a PhD from the University of Houston. He has been teaching in the MFA program at Georgia College since 2004.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Museum Education Room 7:00 p.m
Aubrey Hirsch is the author of a short story collection “Why We Never Talk About Sugar” and a chapbook “This Will Be His Legacy”. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared widely both in print and online in journals like Third Coast, American Short Fiction, The Pinch, Brain, Child Magazine, Hobart, The Los Angeles Review, PANK, The Collagist, and many more. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she has been honored as the runner-up for the 2012 Micro Award and as a finalist in Glimmer Train's Fiction Open. From 2010 to 2012 she was the Daehler Fellow in Creative Writing at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Museum Education Room 7:00 p.m
Faith Adiele is the author of "The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems" (Shebooks), a witty, tricultural look at black women and fibroids, and "Meeting Faith" (W.W. Norton & Co.), a travel memoir about becoming Thailand’s first black Buddhist nun, which received PEN Beyond Margins Award for Best Memoir of 2004.
A popular speaker, teacher and MC, Faith has been featured in "O: The Oprah Magazine" and the "Huffington Post." She has appeared on NPR, on the Tavis Smiley show. She is the recipient of a UNESCO International Artists Bursary, the Millennium Award from Creative Nonfiction, and 16 artists’ residencies in Brazil, Canada, Italy and the USA. She was recently appointed Associate Professor of Writing at California College of the Arts.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Museum Education Room 7:00 p.m
Carol Frost is the author of numerous collections of poetry; her most recent is "Entwined: Three Lyric Sequences," published in 2014. Frost's poems draw on sources from the book of Genesis to Shakespeare’s "The Tempest" to the poetry of John Donne; she writes of the human body, and her poems are rich with the acutely imagined objects of the natural world—whether found off the coast of Florida or in a beehive.
She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and won several Pushcart Prizes. She holds the Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Chair of English at Rollins College, where she directs the Winter with the Writers program.
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