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.