2010 Georgia Literary Festival on GSU campus

12th Annual Georgia Literary Festival Coming to Statesboro!

Four of our own GSU authors will be among the 25 Georgia writers presenting at The Georgia Literary Festival, October 23, 10 am to 5 pm, at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

  • Lori Amy, Associate Professor of Writing and Linguistics, will discuss The Wars We Inherit.
  • Rebecca Davis, Associate Professor of Political Science, will present Judge Faye Sanders Martin: Head Full of Sense, Heart Full of Gold.
  • Sonya Huber, Assistant Professor of Writing and Linguistics, will share Opa Nobody.
  • Eric Nelson, Professor of Writing and Linguistics, will read from The Twins.

They join a collection of distinguished authors for adults and children:

  • Max Cleland, Vietnam veteran and former U.S. Senator
  • Ferrol Sams, legendary southern storyteller
  • Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
  • Philip Lee Williams, renowned Civil War novelist
  • Jack McDevitt, award-winning sci-fi author
  • Nate Evans, New York Times best-selling children’s author and illustrator

The Festival is free and open to the public.

There are also pre-festival events on Friday evening, October 22 — ghost tours by lamplight, a panel discussion on vampires, and the play Dearly Departed.

See details at www.georgialiteraryfestival2010.org.

Bede Mitchell, Dean of the Library

Co-Chair of the 2010 Georgia Literary Festival Planning Committee

The Georgia Literary Festival, held in a different city each year, is sponsored this year by the Statesboro Regional Library and Georgia Southern University. Initial funding is provided by the Georgia Humanities Council through the Georgia Center for the Book.

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