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The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program presents a reading and book signing with Aditi Machado, the program’s 2024 Diann Blakely Visiting Poet. This free event is open to the public. Books will be available for purchase, and light refreshments will be served.  Aditi Machado is a poet, translator, and essayist. Her second book of poems Emporium (Nightboat, 2020) received the James Laughlin Award. Her other works include the poetry…
The Creative Writing Program welcomes Elizabeth Willis, the first visiting poet in the 2024 Blakely Program, with gratitude to the Diann Blakely Visiting Poet Fund. Currently serving as Professor of Poetry at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Elizabeth Willis’s most recent book is Alive: New and Selected Poems (New York Review Books, 2015), which was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Her other books of poetry include…
View on YouTube Suchitra Vijayan is a writer, essayist, lawyer, and photographer working across oral history, state violence, and visual storytelling. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Midnight's Borders: A People's History of Modern India (Melville House, New York). It included 40 original photographs and was "a genre-bending book of nonfiction—made of stories, encounters, vignettes, and photographs—about home, belonging,…
The creative writing faculty will be meeting to discuss program matters.
The Creative Writing Program, CWP, and the Institute of Native American Studies, INAS are co-sponsoring a reading for Dakota author Mona Susan Power.  She will be reading from her new novel, A Council of Dolls. Books signing to follow.  The event is free and open to the public.     Power is the author of four books of fiction: The Grass Dancer (awarded the PEN/Hemingway prize), …
The Creative Writing Program is delighted to present our first event of the 2023 – 24 academic year, The New Student Reading!  We will celebrate the work of three Ph.D. students: O-Jeemiah Agbaakin, Colin Bishoff, and Erik B. Brown. This event is free and open for the public.   About the Readers:   O-Jeremiah Agbaakin is the author of The Sign of the Ram (APBF/Akashic Books, 2023), selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris…
The Creative Writing Program welcomes writer Shastri Akella for a night of reading and conversations.   Shastri Akella's debut novel "The Sea Elephants" has been published by Flatiron Books (USA, Canada) and Penguin (India). He was a writing resident at the Fine Arts Works Center (2021) and the Oak Springs Garden Foundation (2023). He's winner of 2022 FracturedLit Flash Fiction Contest and the 2023 Best Microfiction Contest. His writing has…

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