Friday, February 15, 2013

University of Georgia Press Celebrates Anniversary with Local, Regional, and National Events

The University of Georgia Press marks its 75th anniversary this year.

During the yearlong celebration, the press will be participating in a variety of events, including the Decatur Book Festival, Georgia Literary Festival, Savannah Book Festival, and the Spotlight on the Arts at UGA festival. The press will also host receptions at the American Association of Geographers conference in Los Angeles, the Organization of American Historians conference in San Francisco, and the Southern Historical Association conference in St. Louis.

A reception at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs will jointly celebrate the 75th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. The press publishes the winning collections each year. A display of all of the Flannery O’Connor Award winners will be available for viewing on the third floor of the main library on April 18.

In addition to the book display, the press will hold an open house the same day. The event is free and open to the public.

Other campus activities include the highly anticipated Dirty Book Sale and a display in the main library’s lobby, which will be available for viewing throughout April. The Dirty Book Sale will be held in the fall and is an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and members of the community to purchase slightly damaged books at a significantly reduced rate.

More details and other events will be announced as they become finalized.