Upcoming Events


Sunday, November 6

Due to unexpected circumstances, Bill Shipp will not be able attend Sunday's Georgia Writers Hall of Fame program, "Bill Shipp's Political Pen: Mightier Than the Sword."  

Roy Blount, Jr.'s talk will proceed as planned.  A revised schedule for Sunday is below:


Auditorium, Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. “Where I’m Coming From” -- Roy Blount, Jr.

Roy Blount, Jr. is an author and humorist who currently serves as a regular panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me. Among his many notable accomplishments, he is ex-president of the Authors Guild, a member of PEN and the Fellowship of Southern Authors, a usage consultant to the American Heritage Dictionary, and an original member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, the all-star band featuring Dave Barry, Stephen King, and other notable authors. Blount comes from Decatur, Georgia and currently divides his time between western Massachusetts, New York City and New Orleans. The author of 26 books, Blount is also a regular contributor to Garden and Gun magazine and his essays, articles, verses and even drawings have appeared in 171 different periodicals.

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Reception

All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, November 7

Auditorium, Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries10:00 a.m.Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

An exhibit of materials from the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame will be on display in conjunction with these events.

Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries
300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA

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