Six Press authors will help the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame celebrate its move from the University of Georgia’s Main Library into the newly built Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries on the UGA campus.
Hall of Fame inductees Coleman Barks, David Bottoms, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Terry Kay, and Phillip Lee Williams, in a discussion moderated by Dr. Hugh Ruppersburg, will kick off the celebration to be held Thursday, September 27, at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The Hargrett is now housed in the state-of-the-art Russell Library at 300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA.
The Georgia Hall of Fame was established in 2000 with the mission of recognizing Georgia writers, their depiction of the state, and their contribution to its culture.
The schedule for the festivities is:
Writers’ Salon and Literary Discussion
10:00 a.m. in Room 285
Ruppersburg will lead a discussion with the above-mentioned Press authors and fellow GWHF inductee Melissa Fay Green, about the history and current state of letters in Georgia.
Exhibition Opening and Tour
11:15 a.m. in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library Galleries
A short video about the hall of fame will be shown and librarians will lead a tour of the collections.
Parking is available in the Tate Center Parking Deck, located at 705 S. Lumpkin Street. Shuttles will be provided between the parking deck and the Library.