Friday, November 22, 2013

Short Takes

Library Journal reviews three of our books in the November 15 issue. MY DEAR BOY  "is essential for scholars who are interested in [Langston] Hughes's work and the Harlem Renaissance," while Glenn Eskew's JOHNNY MERCER "brings to life the vibrant music scene around the musician from the 1930s to the 1960s and uncovers the collaborations, friendships, and struggles that made Mercer a success." Andrea Feeser's RED, WHITE, AND BLACK MAKE BLUE is also praised as "compelling" and "[r]ecommended for readers interested in South Carolina history and for specialists in material culture."

Choice gives high recommendations to both THE EMBATTLED WILDERNESS and EMPOWERING WORDS. THE EMBATTLED WILDERNESS is "[a] valuable work on the importance of resource conservation, while EMPOWERING WORDS is a "fascinating book [that] introduces a largely neglected area of scholarship and is an indispensable resource."

Julian Hoffman's THE SMALL HEART OF THINGS receives a positive review from the Iowa Review: "What makes Hoffman's plea for a deeper engagement with the natural world so arresting is that this engagement doesn't come at the expense of a relationship with the often-messy political and social environments of a place, but rather strengthens it."

Avid Bookshop owner Janet Geddis recommends THROUGH THE ARCH as one of her top picks for the holiday season in the most recent Athens Magazine. She says it "will be the perfect gift for any UGA student past or present."

Campus Circle wants you to "[m]ake it through Thanksgiving Break with a little light reading!. . . With bands such as Mumford & Sons making old-timey music cool again, discover the roots of American music with FOLK VISIONS & VOICES. Art Rosenbaum’s awesome collection of songs from North Georgia features lyrics and music from such titles as 'I Used to Do Some Frolickin’' and 'He Could Fiddle His Way Out of Jail.'"

The Kenyon Review interviews Jacquelin Gorman, author of THE VIEWING ROOM.
Which non-writing-related aspect of your life most influences your writing?
I am intrigued by this question—by the term “non-writing-related” aspect of life, which for me does not exist. Every aspect of my life feeds into my writing. I don’t know how to turn off the writing part of my brain, which essentially observes and takes notes on everything I feel and see and do, and then uses the notes the next time I happen to be near a keyboard.
PlainViews, the online professional journal for healthcare chaplains, says THE VIEWING ROOM might be "a short quick read, but it will linger in mind for a very long time." THE VIEWING ROOM also got a mention on WNPR's Faith Middleton earlier this week. During his interview, author Wally Lamb mentioned THE VIEWING ROOM as well as an upcoming joint reading he and Jacquelin Gorman are gving at RJ Julia's bookstore in Madison.

The Davis Enterprise reviews Clarence Major's DOWN AND UP, referring to its "distinctive language and rich imagery." Major will be reading from DOWN AND UP at The Avid Reader tomorrow (Nov. 23) at 7:30pm.

Kate Sweeney, author of the forthcoming AMERICAN AFTERLIFE, will be hosting a series of "Dismal Trade" conversations on her blog. In the first one, she interviews the filmmakers of "A Will for the Woods." Listen to the interview here.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Spring 2014 Sneak Peak 3

With all the changes in healthcare with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), much news and debate has flooded media outlets across the country. Just this week, CBS News released an article entitled “Is the Affordable Care Act in serious jeopardy?” According to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the plan is still going strong as she responded to reporters:
“I don't think it's in trouble. I think we just have to remain calm, get through the website getting fixed, and clarify some misrepresentations about it. It's the law of the land. It's an important economic and health stability issue, a security issue, for the American people, and I believe that in a matter of months many more people will see that." To read the full story or see the video, click here.
One of the UGA Press authors, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, is also a vocal supporter of Obamacare and has expressed his professional opinion saying, “overall I believe the Affordable Care Act is a good start, one that can be tweaked and amended over time to address deficiencies and the unintended consequences that health care laws are prone to. I am especially pleased that the act allocates more resources to prevention and health promotion than before. The numbers are still woefully insufficient—only $4 billion—but it is a start in area that I believe is perhaps most important of all in making the country healthier and lowering our health care costs.”

Dr. Sullivan was HHS secretary from 1989 to 1993 during the George H. W. Bush administration, and, during that time, he made efforts to push through comprehensive health care reform decades before the Affordable Care Act. Currently, Dr. Sullivan is president emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine. He is chair of the board of the National Health Museum in Atlanta and the Washington, D.C.-based Sullivan Alliance to Transform America’s Health Professionals.

In February 2014, UGA Press will release Dr. Sullivan’s autobiography entitled BREAKING GROUND: MY LIFE IN MEDICINE. Written with David Chanoff and featuring a foreword by Ambassador Andrew Young, it is the compelling life’s story of a towering champion of higher education, medicine, and accessible health care for all.

More than just an autobiography of Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, BREAKING GROUND is also a history of how the south has changed, as well as an inspirational story for future generations of all backgrounds. Sullivan began his path to becoming the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary as a young boy growing up in Jim Crow south Georgia. From the age of five, he knew he wanted to be a doctor, and, after attending Morehouse College in the early 1950s, Sullivan went on to medical school at Boston University, where he was the sole African American student in his class. He would go on to become the founding dean and first president of the Morehouse School of Medicine. Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine is one of four predominately African American medical schools in the country.

For more news and events for Dr. Sullivan, check out his website.
Read more about Dr. Sullivan's life and career at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Upcoming Events

As we near the end of November and head into December, take some time to attend these author events:

Friday, November 23

DOWN AND UP by Clarence Major
Location: The Avid Reader, Davis, CA
Description: Talk and signing

Tuesday, December 3

EAT DRINK DELTA by Susan Puckett
Location: Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
Description: Talk at the Arts and Lecture Program

Monday, December 9

JOHNNY MERCER by Glenn T. Eskew
Location: Georgia Center for the Book, Decatur, GA
Description: Talk and signing

Thursday, December 12

EAT DRINK DELTA by Susan Puckett
Location: The Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis, TN
Description: talking and Signing

Location: Georgia Center for the Book, Decatur, GA
Description: Talk and signing

Friday, November 15, 2013

University Press Week: Day 5 of Blog Tour

The University Press Week blog tour ends today!
Columbia University Press features a post on the global impact of university presses.
We hope you have enjoyed learning about the roles university presses play when it comes to publishing.

Today the theme is "The Global Reach of University Presses." The tour stops at the following presses:

Georgetown University Press explains how Georgetown University Press gives its readers the tools they need to have a global reach themselves through their foreign language learning materials, international career guides, and international affairs titles.

Indiana University Press discusses their Mellon-funded Framing the Global project. This project supports scholarly research and publication that will develop and disseminate new knowledge, approaches, and methods in the field of global research.

Johns Hopkins University Press continually strays outside the borders of the United States. Their post explores the global reach of their book translations, international marketing, and Project MUSE.

New York University Press features a post by Chip Rossetti, managing editor of the Library of Arabic Literature (LAL). He discusses the new LAL series, an ambitious international project which comes out of a partnership between NYU Press and NYU Abu Dhabi.

Princeton University Press director, Peter Dougherty, writes about the importance of foreign language translations to the future of university press economic health and fulfillment of our missions.

University of Wisconsin Press director, Sheila Leary, profiles the publishing career of Jan Vansina, one of the founders of the field of African history (rather than colonial history). His innovative seven books with the University of Wisconsin Press from the 1960s to the present have continually broken new ground, influencing the historiography of Africa and several related disciplines.

Yale University Press online marketing manager Ivan Lett writes on recent transatlantic collaboration of US-UK marketing initiatives for Yale University Press globally published titles, series, and digital products.

Look for some more great content during University Press Week! Follow the tour with this schedule or the hashtag #UPWeek on Twitter and Facebook.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Short Takes

Library Journal gives a starred review to Luc Herman and Steven Weisenburger's GRAVITY'S RAINBOW, DOMINATION, AND FREEDOM, calling it "essential for Pynchon enthusiasts as well as for readers interested in niche history of the 1960s without the baggage of clichés tied to popular thinking about unsettled questions of freedom and politics in American history."

Giving it 4 stars, the South China Morning Post describes THE CLOUD THAT CONTAINED THE LIGHTNING as a "captivating, almost haunting, collection."

Mark Sommers, author of STUCK, discusses Rwanda in an interview on "From Washington Al Mundo." Listen to the interview here.

The WICN 90.5 FM show, Inquiry, interviewed Andrea Feeser last week about her new book, RED, WHITE, AND BLACK MAKE BLUE. Listen to the interview here and "learn about the political and material cultural history of indigo, a color that touched the lives of the rich and wealthy in America and Europe as well as slaves and Native Americans."

The Colorado Review gives a shout-out to Julian Hoffman (THE SMALL HEART OF THINGS) and Barbara Hurd (STIRRING THE MUD) for their UGA Press books in their round-up of environmental non-fiction titles.

In "Architects Are the New Comedians," Slate writer Simon Doonan mentions the architecture of John Portman:
People claim that extreme architecture does not age well. I disagree. Whenever I am in San Francisco I usually swing by the brutalist Hyatt Regency, which dates from the ’70s. John Portman’s pod elevators and interior were immortalized and lampooned in Towering Inferno and High Anxiety. This jaw-dropping architectural freakfest is more impressively hilarious than ever.
For more on Portman, check out JOHN PORTMAN, which we distribute for the High Museum of Art.

Anna Mae Duane, author of SUFFERING CHILDHOOD IN EARLY AMERICA and editor of THE CHILDREN'S TABLE, talks about The Walking Dead in "“The Walking Dead’s” scary, necessary lesson about American childhood."

Congratulations to Joshua D. Rothman! His book, FLUSH TIMES AND FEVER DREAMS, won both the Gulf South Historical Association's Michael V.R. Thomason Book Award for best book of the year, as well as the Frank L. and Harriet Owsley Award at the Southern Historical Association annual meeting last week.

The Athens Banner-Herald recommended two of our events for their top picks for the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. The festival runs through tomorrow (Nov. 15).

University Press Week: Day 4 of Blog Tour University Press Week blog tour continues! We are more than halfway through the tour, and today is the longest leg of the tour, with posts from 9 of our fellow university presses.

Today the theme is "The Importance of Regional Publishing." The tour stops at the following presses:

Fordham University Press director, Fredric Nachbaur, writes about establishing the Empire State Editions imprint to better brand an market the regional books, reflect the mission of the university, and co-publish books with local institutions.

Louisiana State University Press discusses the challenge of capturing an authentic representation of Louisiana's culture, especially when it is an outsider looking in, as many authors (scholar or not) are. The post will also discuss how it takes more than just a well-written, thoroughly researched book to suceed in depicting the nuances of Louisiana's food, music, and art. It also requires a relationship of respect and acceptance between subject and author.

Oregon State University Press gives a brief introduction about regional publishing, followed by specifics about the OSU Press list.

Syracuse University Press has a post from regional author, Chuck D'Imperio. He discusses the roots of regional writing in many of the "classics." From oral testimonies to local guidebooks, these stories contribute to the culture and history of the region.

University of Alabama Press tackles the importance of regional publishing.

University of Nebraska Press editor-in-chief, Derek Krissoff, defines the meaning of place in university press publishing.

University of North Carolina Press editorial director, Mark Simpson-Vos, highlights the special value of regional university press publishing at a time when the scale for so much of what we do emphasizes the global.

University Press of Kentucky regional editor, Ashley Runyon, writes on her unique editorial perspective as a born-and-bred Kentuckian as well as preserving Kentucky's cultural heritage. The post will also feature some highlights about what makes Kentucky (and Kentucky books) unique.

University Press of Mississippi marketing manager and author, Steve Yates, describes how regional publishing changed his writing and his life.

Look for some more great content during University Press Week! Follow the tour with this schedule or the hashtag #UPWeek on Twitter and Facebook.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Film Festival Teasers

With the 2013 Spotlight on the Arts festival in full swing at the University of Georgia, we are super excited about all the activities going on, especially the First Annual Film Festival sponsored by the University of Georgia Press and Specials Collections Library. Before heading to the showings today through Friday, check out the following reviews and trailers for the films to be shown.

I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang! (1932) will be shown at 7:00 p.m. tonight in the UGA Special Collections Library Auditorium. The review on said, it is “[o]ne of the toughest movies ever made, an uncompromising and frightening film that lays bare the inhuman conditions of the penal system in post-WWI Georgia.” Check out the full review here.

Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) will be shown at 7:00 p.m.on Thursday, November 14 in the UGA Special Collections Library Auditorium. “’The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys’ digs into the flaming recesses of the adolescent mind with such acuity, compassion and good humor that it will plummet you back to that painfully awkward age when hoarded tidbits of bogus sexual lore had the weight of magic passwords to the kingdom of heaven,” said The New York Times reporter Stephen Holden in his review of the film. Check out the full review here.

Glory (1989) will be shown at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15 in the UGA Special Collections Library Auditorium. James Berardinelli with Reelviews reviewed the film saying, “Glory is, without question, one of the best movies ever made about the American Civil War...The reason isn't just the way in which Kevin Jarre's script illuminates a frequent oversight of history books, nor is it the fine acting or epic feel that director Edward Zwick achieves on a modest budget - although those elements are part of Glory's effectiveness. Rather, it is the way in which the filmmakers weave an impressively large historical tapestry without ever losing sight of the characters that make up the individual threads. Glory has important things to say, yet it does so without becoming pedantic.” Check out the full review here.

Aren’t you more excited about going to see these films now? We look forward to seeing you there! Also, check out more events for UGA's 2013 Spotlights on the Arts festival here.

University Press Week: Guest Blogger Nik Heynen

As part of the blog tour celebrating University Press Week, today's post highlights a subject area for which our press is known. Due to the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series collaboration, UGA Press continues to excel in the field of geography. Books such as Julian Brash's BLOOMBERG'S NEW YORK and Andy Merrifield's THE POLITICS OF THE ENCOUNTER have become popular books for both scholarly and trade audiences.

Today's post is by guest blogger Nik Heynen. Heynen is professor of geography at the University of Georgia and series co-editor for the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series.. He has coedited three books: NEOLIBERAL ENVIRONMENTS: FALSE PROMISES AND UNNATURAL CONSEQUENCES; GLOBALIZATION’S CONTRADICTIONS: GEOGRAPHIES OF DISCIPLINE, DESTRUCTION & TRANSFORMATION; and IN THE NATURE OF CITIES: URBAN POLITICAL ECOLOGY AND THE POLITICS OF URBAN METABOLISM. Heynen's current book project is a study of the politicization of anti-hunger programs, with a particular focus on the Black Panthers.

In 2007 Neil Smith, Derek Krissoff and Nik Heynen sat down at the San Francisco AAG to discuss the idea of essentially re-creating a book series at the University of Georgia Press that Neil had initially created at Temple University Press (with Peter Wissoker). For a host of reasons, Neil's Place, Culture, and Politics series only produced two (very good) books including George Henderson's California and the Fictions of Capital and Katharyne Mitchell's Crossing the Neoliberal Line Pacific Rim Migration and the Metropolis before it prematurely shut down. 
Melissa Wright (a Professor in Penn State’s Department of Geography), Andy Herod and Nik Heynen (both Professors in Geography at the University of Georgia), with Derek Krissoff, got the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series off the ground at UGA Press later that year. In 2011, Deb Cowen (Professor at the University of Geography at the University of Toronto) replaced Andy as one of the series co-editors. More recently, Derek went off to be the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Nebraska Press, and the GOJST series has been lucky to start working with the UGA Press' new Editor in Chief, Mick Gusinde-Duffy. 
Based on the goals of the Neil Smith Temple series, with a few tweaks, the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series is devoted to books that engage the importance of space for questions of social and political change. This focus necessarily covers a broad range of subject matter, including international political economy, urban studies, gender, race, sexuality, and poverty and inequality. While the series is interdisciplinary, its primary emphasis is on critical human geography. 
We have worked hard to publish in the series that are designed to inform both intellectuals of broad stripes and as well as those engaged in political processes of different kinds, from policy makers to grassroots activists. As series editors, we are interested in producing books that live on in academic offices and classrooms around the world, but also take on life in political chambers, organizing halls, and the streets where both space and politics are produced. 
Nineteen books later, with a large number more either under contract or at various stages of review or publication, many people tell us they think the series is doing very well. We agree. 
While ultimately it is the quality of the books that make a book series, much of the early success of the series has resulted from the commitment and support of our inaugural editorial advisory board. The members of that board include: Sharad Chari (University of Witwatersand); Bradon Ellem (University of Sydney), Gillian Hart (University of California, Berkeley), Andy Herod (University of Georgia), Jennifer Hyndman (York University), Larry Knopp (University of Washington, Tacoma), Heidi Nast (Depaul University), Jamie Peck (University of British Columbia), Frances Fox Piven (City University of New York), Laura Pulido (University of Southern California), Paul Routledge (Leeds University), Bobby Wilson (University of Alabama). 
We are very grateful for all of their guidance and the solidarity they brought to this endeavor. As they say, "we couldn't have done this without you". As these things go however, we recently decided it is was time to refresh the board as we move into the next phase of the series, so we were recently very pleased to announce the second generation of the GOJST board, which includes: Mathew Coleman (Ohio State University), Sapana Doshi (University of Arizona), Zeynep Gambetti (Boğaziçi University), Geoff Mann (Simon Fraser University), James McCarthy (Clark University), Beverly Mullings (Queen's University), Harvey Neo (National University of Singapore), Geraldine Pratt (University of British Columbia), Ananya Roy (University of California, Berkeley), Michael Watts, (University of California, Berkeley), Ruth Wilson Gilmore (CUNY Graduate Center), Jamie Winders (Syracuse University), Brenda S.A. Yeoh (National University of Singapore). 
One of the members of the initial editorial board who we did not yet thank is Neil Smith, who served until he passed away on September 29th, 2012. As we recognized the first anniversary of Neil's passing, we at the series started working to launch a Neil Smith Book Prize in recognition of his inspiration, and the other many forms of help he offered getting the series up and going. We hope the Neil Smith Book Prize will not only honor Neil, but also serve to keep the series growing with the highest caliber scholarship possible. Stay tuned to learn more about efforts to help us establish the book prize in Neil's name when we launch our fund raising drive in the coming months.
Next stop on the blog tour: the University of Pennsylvania Press, where Penn Press acquisitions editors discuss the foundations and future of some of the press's key subject areas. A complete blog tour schedule is available here.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

University Press Week: Day 2 of Blog Tour University Press Week blog tour continues! All week long, 37 different university press blogs will feature posts about the importance of university presses.

Today the theme is the "Future of Scholarly Communication." The tour stops at the following presses:

Duke University Press shares a post by Priscilla Wald, professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University. She comments on the slow future of scholarly communication.

Harvard University Press has a guest post from Jeffrey Schnapp, faculty director metaLAB (at) Harvard and editor of the new metaLABprojects book series. He discusses the emerging currents of experimental scholarship for which the series provides a platform.

Stanford University Press director Alan Harvey discusses the challenges presented by new technologies in publishing, and how the industry model is adapting to new reading-consumption habits.

Temple University Press explores the partnerships university presses and libraries can forge as the means of communicating scholarship evolves.

University of Minnesota Press editor, Dani Kasprzak, discusses a new UMP initiative.

University of Texas Press assistant editor-in-chief, Robert Devens, addresses the future of scholarly communication.

University of Virginia Press features a post by historian Holly Shulman, editor of The Dolley Madison Digital Edition and the forthcoming People of the Founding Era. She looks at the need for university presses to adapt to new technologies, while acknowledging the difficulties of doing so.

Look for some more great content during University Press Week! Follow the tour with this schedule or the hashtag #UPWeek on Twitter and Facebook.

Monday, November 11, 2013

University Press Week: Day 1 of Blog Tour
The University Press Week blog tour begins today! All this week, bloggers at 37 different presses will highlight the value of university presses and the contributions they make to scholarship and our society. Individual presses will blog on a different theme each day, including profiles of university press staff members, the future of scholarly communication, subject area spotlights, the importance of regional publishing, and the global reach of university presses.

Today the theme is "Meet the Press." The tour stops at the following presses:

McGill-Queen’s University Press highlights Jonathan Crago and Kyla Madden, key members of the editorial department. They discuss their experiences in scholarly publishing and their vision for MQUP.

Penn State Press introduces one of its staff members.

University of Illinois Press profiles UIPress editor-in-chief Laurie Matheson, who discusses her journey through the field and the changes that she has seen during her career including shifts in the library market.

University of Hawai‘i Press features the peripatetic academic publishing career of UHP's soon-to-retire journals manager.

University of Missouri Press profiles new press director, David Rosenbaum, who started his new role on Nov. 1. He covers topics such as his plans for the UM Press's future and his transition back to a university press.

University Press of Colorado features managing editor Laura Furney, who has been at the press for 20 years, and is playing an integral role in two recent developments at UPC.

University Press of Florida spotlights an acquisitions editor who is working to develop and grow innovative new subject areas.

Look for some more great content during University Press Week! Follow the tour with this schedule or the hashtag #UPWeek on Twitter and Facebook.

Friday, November 08, 2013

37 presses kick off University Press Week with a blog tour

Next week, the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) will celebrate University Press Week November 10-16. This week started back in the summer of 1978 when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a University Press Week “in recognition of the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship.”

In the spirit of partnership that pervades the university press community, the University of Georgia Press and 36 other presses will unite for the AAUP’s second annual blog tour during University Press Week. This tour will highlight the value of university presses and the contributions they make to scholarship and our society. Individual presses will blog on a different theme each day, including profiles of university press staff members, the future of scholarly communication, subject area spotlights, the importance of regional publishing, and the global reach of university presses.

The tour will run November 11-15, and comes to the UGA Press blog on Wednesday, November 13, with a post by Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series co-editor, Nik Heynen. He will discuss the relationship the series has with UGA Press. See a complete University Press Week blog tour schedule at:

In addition to the blog tour, the AAUP and other member presses are planning several features and events for University Press Week. For more information, visit

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Don't forget: the 2013 Dirty Book Sale starts tomorrow!

Make plans to shop our Dirty Book Sale, happening Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8 at the University of Georgia Tate Student Center Plaza. Fractured books will be available for a fraction of the price. There will be hundreds of slightly shelf worn, nearly new books in literary studies, history, biography, Civil War, cookery and more, as well as fiction and poetry.

The sale hours are:
Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

The sale is intended for individual customers only. No dealers, no exceptions. Hoarding, bulk purchases, excessive barcode scanning that blocks tables, and other similar behaviors are not permitted. There will be no tax-exempt sales.

The book sale is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival and the UGA Press 75th anniversary.

Spotlight on the Arts
The Spotlight on the Arts festival is presented by the UGA Arts Council, of which the University of Georgia Press and Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries are participating units. More than 60 events are scheduled during the nine-day festival in November. For more information, see

Friday, November 01, 2013

Short Takes

What does Julian Hoffman's THE SMALL HEART OF THINGS have in common with a (not-so-common) grilled cheese sandwich? According to Ploughshares, THE SMALL HEART OF THINGS, combined with another AWP Award winner, form the right blend of warm and bittersweet. For more on that comparison, as well as a playlist, check out this post on Ploughshares.

The Rumpus praises Tom Kealey for his new book, THEIVES I'VE KNOWN. "Tom Kealey's debut introduces us to a world, and a fictional voice, which points us toward our better selves, without evading our dark side. We are lucky to have him, and to have the opportunity to hear more stories from him in the future."—The Rumpus

Susan Youngblood Ashmore, author of CARRY IT ON, and Annelise Orleck, co-editor of THE WAR ON POVERTY, will be discussing the War on Poverty and struggle for welfare rights at the Schomburg Center in New York on Nov. 7 at 6:00pm. More details about the event can be found here.

For Halloween, we were inspired by Larry B. Dendy's new book, THROUGH THE ARCH, to recreate UGA's famous landmark, The Arch. We did a scarily good job, right?

Speaking of THROUGH THE ARCH, Dendy will be discussing his book next Friday (Nov. 8). Held in Lecture Hall 125 in the Jackson Street Building on the UGA campus, the talk will begin at 4:00pm and be followed by a signing. Sponsored by the College of Environment and Design, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and UGA Press, this event is part of the 2013 Spotlight on the Arts festival. The festival is presented by the UGA Arts Council, of which UGA Press is a participating unit. More than 60 events are scheduled during the nine-day festival in November.