Closing Reception, Georgia On My Mind: Home for the Holidays

Mark the end of "Georgia On My Mind: Finding Belonging in Music History" with a festive reception including drinks, hors d'oeuvres, holiday music, and a final look at the exhibit! 

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking for off-campus visitors is available in the Hull Street Deck. For more information, contact Jess Grant at jess.grant@uga.edu, 706-542-6367. 

 

About the Exhibit:

Marylyn Tan Reading

In 2020, Marylyn Tan’s debut volume shocked Singapore’s literary world by winning the country’s premier English-language poetry prize, making its then twenty-seven-year-old author the first woman to ever win the award. Moreover, it is not a polite book. It is an instruction book, a grimoire, a call to insurrection to wrest power back from the social structures that serve to restrict, control, and distribute it among those few privileged above the disenfranchised.

Doreen Baingana Reading

Doreen Baingana is a Ugandan writer and arts manager. Her short story collection, Tropical Fish, won a Grace Paley Prize and a Commonwealth Prize, and she has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize three times. Her other awards include fellowships to the Rockefeller Bellagio Residency, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, La Porte Peinte residency, the Hambidge Center, a Tebere Arts Playwright residency, a Miles Morland Scholarship and a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant.

Douglas Kearney: An Experimental Dialogue

Douglas Kearney is a poet, performer, and librettist who has published seven books that bridge thematic concerns such as politics, African-American culture, masks, the Trickster figure, and contemporary music. His most recent book, Sho (Wave Books, 2021), was the winner for the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize, the 2022 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Voelcker Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Award.

Lillian Smith Book Awards 2022

Join us for the 2022 Lillian Smith Book Awards Ceremony, which will be held virtually on September 29, 2022, at 7 p.m. ET. The Lillian Smith Book Awards are sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries, DeKalb County Public Library/The Georgia Center for the Book, and Piedmont College. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite to receive the link to the Zoom webinar.

The LSBA committee is proud to award the 2022 Lillian Smith Book Award to:

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