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The Georgia Review’s
Book Fair & Issue-Release Bash

Friday & Saturday, October 7–8, 2016
The Foundry, 295 E Dougherty St, Athens

As a kick-off to the celebration of our 70th anniversary, The Georgia Review, in partnership with UGA Creative Writing, UGA Press, Avid Bookshop, and numerous other participants, will host a literary weekend featuring readings, workshops, talks, panels, activities for children, a book fair, and more. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

October 7: Foundry Pavilion
7 pm: Reading by Stacy Szymaszek & Simone White, presented by UGA Creative Writing

October 8: Foundry Main Stage
10 am: The Literature of Fact presented by UGA MFA in Narrative Media
11 am: Tips for Making a Story Sing: A Rabbit Box workshop 
12 pm: Avid Bookshop 5th Anniversary Reading with fiction writer Julia Elliott, author of The New and Improved Romie Futch
1 pm: #BlackLivesMatter Verses & Vocals: Performance by Ricky Simone: The Hip Hop Activist
2 pm: The Best of Athens Word of Mouth Open Mic Series Reading
3 pm: Small Press Reading hosted by Gina Abelkop of Birds of Lace Press
4 pm: TBA presented by UGA Press
5 pm: NYC’s St Mark’s Poetry Project Turns 50: A conversation with Stacy Szymaszek and Simone White, presented by UGA Creative Writing
6 pm BREAK
7 pm Music by Claire Cronin
8 pm Fall 2016 Issue-Release Reading by Bianca Stone & Pulitzer Prize–winner Sharon Olds, presented by The Georgia Review

October 8: Foundry Courtyard

11 am–1 pm: Poet & You Know It, writing activities and book arts for kids
3–5 pm: Zine-Making 101, a workshop with Prosper Hedges of Tinkypuss

All-Day Book Fair featuring 7x7, 421 Atlanta, Avid Bookshop, Birds of Lace Press, Bloom Books & Jellyfish, Deluge, Jellyfish Highway Press, Publishing Genius Press, Radioactive Moat Press, Stillpoint Literary Magazine, Smokey Road Press, Tinkypuss, UGA Printmaking and Book Arts, UGA Press, and The Wanderer.


Coming from out of town? Enjoy reduced rates at the Foundry’s adjacent hotel, the Graduate Athens. Reservations can also be made over the phone by calling 706.549.7020 and referencing group code “TH1007.”




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