Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Press News: Open House Recap

On Thursday, April 18, the University of Georgia Press hosted an open house to UGA students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the Athens community. From 2:00-6:00pm, the Press provided refreshments, hosted guided tours, and answered questions about the Press's history and publishing program. The refreshments included catered appetizers, as well as dishes provided by Press staff. Those dishes were based on recipes found in several UGA Press books, including EAT DRINK DELTA, THE SOUTHERN FOODWAYS ALLIANCE COMMUNITY COOKBOOK, and CRAIG CLAIBORNE'S SOUTHERN COOKING.

Flannery O'Connor Award display
Mingling in the lobby
Crispy Cheese Wafers and Pimento Cheese
Kool-Aid Pickles
Praline Macaroons
Savory dishes
Sweet dishes
More food

The Press was founded on July 1, 1938, and the open house was in celebration of the Press's 75th anniversary. Since June of last year, the press is located on the third floor of UGA's main library, just a couple of blocks from downtown Athens.