Friday, September 14, 2012

In the News: Altamaha

ALTAMAHA: A RIVER AND ITS KEEPER has been receiving a lot of attention in the news recently because of a couple events that have been happening in the Athens, GA area. A talk given by Janisse Ray and Dorinda Dallmeyer at a Sunday afternoon reading at Avid Bookshop, a locally owned bookstore in Athens, gave community members a chance to connect with activists of the Altamaha River. Community members will get another chance to connect with Dallmeyer and the photographer, James Holland, on September 20th at the upcoming exhibition hosted by the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design at the Circle Gallery on the UGA campus. The exhibition, which will be from 4:30pm - 6:00pm, will celebrate the Altamaha, Georgia's mightiest river, through the photographs of James Holland, who was one of the founders of the Altamaha Riverkeepers in 1999. To read more about the event at Avid and the upcoming event at the Circle Gallery, check out these recent articles: WUGATV, the Red and Black, Georgia Magazine, and the Athens Banner-Herald. Also, if you would like to see inside the book or read more about the book and its authors, go to the book's webpage here, where you can also order a copy for yourself.