Thursday, April 01, 2010

Short Takes

THE BREEDING BIRD ATLAS OF GEORGIA reviewed at The Birder's Library: "A wealth of information that’s a pleasure to immerse yourself in, the Atlas will be an indispensable tool for anyone who birds in Georgia regularly."

Fred Sauceman talks CORNBREAD NATION on WJHL/CBS 11 (Johnson City, TN) during the noon show today (4/1).

Camille Dungy, Sean Hill, Yusef Komunyakaa and Evie Shockley read and discuss BLACK NATURE at Poets House in Manhattan this Saturday (4/3); the New Yorker features the event.

Sean Hill (BLOOD TIES AND BROWN LIQUOR) will be a featured poet at the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery April 17, and will present a workshop for Alabama secondary school teachers on Friday, April 16.

Rex Nelson's Southern Fried gives an overview of an article in the new Southern Cultures by Hardy Jackson relating to his book THE RISE AND FALL OF THE REDNECK RIVIERA, under contract with the press.

Michael Martone (RACING IN PLACE) Q and A on Chapter 16.

Georgia Magazine features two recent titles by alums in their New Books section: THE ART OF MANAGING LONGLEAF (Leon Neel is a distinguished alum of the Forestry School, and Albert Way received his PhD from UGA) and MARCHING IN STEP (Alexander Macaulay also received his PhD from UGA).

Now available:
John A. Burrison

A full color companion and sequel to Burrison's landmark volume Brothers in Clay. The new book explores the roots and historical development of northeast Georgia's remarkable folk pottery tradition with close examination of the Meaders and Hewell families and over a hundred photographs.

Catch John Burrison talking about FROM MUD TO JUG and the story of folk pottery in Georgia at any of the following upcoming events:

Tuesday, April 13 @ 7:15 pm - Decatur, GA
Georgia Center for the Book, Decatur Public Library

Saturday, April 17 @ 5:30 pm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA

Saturday, April 24 @ 11 am - Macon, GA

Additional upcoming area events:

Friday, April 2 @ 7 pm
Academy of Medicine, Atlanta
Poet Barbara Hamby (SERIOUSLY FUNNY) reads with Robert Fanning in Georgia Tech's Poetry@Tech reading series.

Wednesday, April 14 @ 8 pm
Fiction writer Antonya Nelson (winner of the Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Award for The Expendables) reads and signs, with a colloquium the following day.
Emory University's Creative Writing Program award night
Cannon Chapel sanctuary, 2nd floor