2017 Ga Writers Hall of Fame events announced

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A scholar of southern culture and two poets will come together Nov.  5 to discuss their craft and more at the Author Discussion Series, a moderated panel discussion and  prelude to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony Nov. 6.

Moderated by Hugh Ruppersburg, University Professor Emeritus, of the UGA English department, the discussion will take place at 5 p.m.  in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A reception will follow.

Participating will be honorees James Cobb,  the B. Phinizy Spalding Professor of History Emeritus at UGA;  and poets Alfred Corn and Kevin Young, who also directs of the  Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Also honored at the Monday ceremony will be the late Eugenia Price, an historical novelist many credit with helping to preserve the history of coastal Georgia.

The induction ceremony will take place Nov. 6 beginning at 10 a.m., also in the auditorium of the Russell Building.

Cobb, Corn and Young will all give remarks after accepting the honor. Accepting for Price is Eileen Humphlett of the Eugenia Price-Joyce Blackburn Foundation.

The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame events are part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival, a 12-day event highlighting units and facilities, from visual arts and creative writing to music, dramatic arts, dance and more. http://arts.uga.edu/