Thursday, August 01, 2013

Short Takes

The Summer 2013 issue of Emory Magazine features an article on ATLANTA'S OAKLAND CEMETERY, highlighting the recent awards it has received.

Are you a resident of St. Simons, GA? A frequent visitor? Or, have you never been but would like to visit? Then ISLAND TIME is the book for you! Flagpole Magazine backs up that claim in a recent review of the book: 
If you don’t know St. Simons, this book is like a visit needing no sunscreen or mosquito repellant. Every period in the island’s history is fascinating, all the way up to modern times, and Ben Galland’s camera catches it all: the ruins, the marshes, the beach and, yes, the sunsets, which we have all tried to photograph.
If you do know St. Simons, you know how, when you are there, you feel surrounded by history, and it makes you want to know more about this beautiful and mysterious place of moss and marshes and scattered, nameless ruins.
Upcoming events:

August 14, time tba
Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC
A MESS OF GREENS by Elizabeth Engelhardt
Talk and signing

August 20, 10:30am
St. Simons Literary Guild
St. Simons, GA
ISLAND TIME by Jingle Davis, photographs by Benjamin Galland
Talk and signing with both Jingle Davis and Benjamin Galland at the casino

August 24, 6:30-7:30pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA
ISLAND TIME by Jingle Davis, photographs by Benjamin Galland
Talk and signing with Jingle Davis

August 31, 3:00-3:45pm
Decatur Book Festival
Decatur, GA
Presentation and signing in the Marriott Conference Center Ballroom B

September 1, 12:00-12:45pm
Decatur Book Festival
Decatur, GA
EAT DRINK DELTA by Susan Puckett
"Have Food, Will Travel" panel with Christopher Bakken, author of HONEY, OLIVES, OCTOPUS; followed by book signing

September 3, 7:00pm
The Ivy Bookshop
Baltimore, MD
THE QUARRY by Harvey Grossinger, BLACK ELVIS by Geoffrey Becker, and LOVE, IN THEORY by E. J. Levy
Flannery O'Connor Award 30th anniversary event

Congratulations to our business manager, Phyllis Wells, for winning the "Other Duties, As Assigned" award on July 24 at the 2013 Asset Awards! Phyllis was nominated primarily because of her leadership as Interim Director of the Press from December 2011 to June 2012.

The Asset Awards Program (Acknowledging Staff Skills, Effort and Time) began in 1992 to provide UGA Libraries with a way to formally recognize staff and faculty for contributions that have kept both the core functions and the innovative endeavors of the University Libraries on target over the past year. UGA Press is part of the University Libraries.

Elizabeth Engelhardt, author of A MESS OF GREENS, has a series of video interviews related to food studies. Check out the ones below for a taste of what her forthcoming book, THE LARDER, will feature. THE LARDER is edited by John T. Edge, Elizabeth Engelhardt, and Ted Ownby.