The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series featuring Christopher Swann – Monday, March 11 at 2:30PM
The Chattahoochee Review is pleased to welcome novelist Christopher Swann to Perimeter College at Georgia State University for a reading of and discussion about the writing of his debut work, Shadow of the Lions, a finalist for the 2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction. The reading and book discussion will take place as follows:
Monday, Mar. 11, 2019: NB-1601/1602 (Student Center) on the Dunwoody campus from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Art and Authorship in Black Panther – October 17 in Dunwoody
The Sarah Larson Lecture Series is pleased to announce its fall event on the Dunwoody campus, Art and Authorship in Black Panther: Historical African Imagery in a Contemporary American Film. The lecture will be given by Dr. Amanda H. Hellman, Curator of African Art, Michael A. Carlos Museum, Emory University on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 1 p.m. in the C Auditorium (NC 1100) at Dunwoody. This event is free and open to the public. Professors are encouraged to bring their students.
Here is more information about the talk:
Black Panther, released in January 2018 to record-breaking commercial and critical success, tells the story of an African country that hides its wealth under the veil of a colonial-ravaged, impoverished nation. The film thus employs typical notions of African poverty—of health, wealth, and modernity—to subsequently break down such stereotypes. To do this, the film uses Pan-African imagery to embolden and empower at a time when African American political and social worlds and safety are being reexamined after decades of being disregarded by the mainstream. This talk asks who gets to take such liberties with visual material, what are the historical implications, and does it actually do a disservice to the cultures involved?
Additional event information may be requested by emailing Neeley Gossett at Ngossett1@gsu.edu.
The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series featuring Julia Franks – October 3 & 4
The Chattahoochee Review is pleased to welcome novelist Julia Franks to Perimeter College at Georgia State University for a reading of and discussion about the writing of her debut work, Over the Plain Houses, winner of the 2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction. The reading and book discussion will take place as follows
- Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018: SH-1500 (Classrooms Building) on the Decatur campus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018: NB-1601 (Student Center) on the Dunwoody campus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Reminder: Registration Open for the 2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction Award Ceremony
The Chattahoochee Review is pleased to announce that registration for the 2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction Award Ceremony is now open.
The event will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the DeKalb History Center in downtown Decatur from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Registration for the event runs from March 1 through April 13.
To register for the event, go to its Eventbrite site at: 2018 Townsend Prize. More information about the biennial prize and the award ceremony can be found on the Townsend Prize Website at: http://chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu/townsend-prize/. Perimeter College at Georgia State University is the custodian of the Townsend Prize for Fiction, with The Chattahoochee Review serving as its co-administrator alongside the Georgia Center for the Book.
The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series featuring Brad Watson
The Chattahoochee Review (TCR) is pleased to welcome novelist Brad Watson to Perimeter College at Georgia State University on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, for a reading of and discussion about the writing of his celebrated recent work of fiction, Miss Jane. The reading and book discussion will take place in NB-2100/2101 (Student Center) on the Dunwoody campus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
All are welcome to attend, and faculty members in the English and Humanities department are strongly encouraged to bring their classes. Light refreshments will be served during the book sales and signing at the end of the discussion.
Japanese Film Festival – Dunwoody
Perimeter College is partnering with the Japanese Consulate for a film festival the next two weeks on the Dunwoody campus. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture through the medium of film.
Tuesday, March 27:
- 4 p.m. – Departures (Academy Award winning film)
Thursday, March 29:
- 4 p.m. – Kampai! For the Love of Sake
Saturday, March 31:
- 4 p.m. – Sweet Bean
Monday, April 2:
- 4 p.m. – Thermae Romae
Wednesday, April 4:
- 4 p.m. – Nobody to Watch Over Me
Admission is FREE and open to the public. All screenings will be held in the C Auditorium on the Dunwoody campus, NC 1100 (in between the C and D buildings across from the cafe).
Please consider sharing the following flyer with your students: Japanese Film Fest Flyer
Revival: Lost Southern Voices Festival
Georgia State University will host Revival: Lost Southern Voices Festival, a two-day literary festival celebrating underappreciated writers of Southern poetry and prose, on Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2018, at the university’s Dunwoody Campus.
This year’s festival brings a fresh group of voices highlighting their favorite “forgotten” Southern inspirations, including John Williams talking about legendary music manager and producer Bill Lowery; Georgia’s Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham on poet Seaborn Jones, and African American literary historian Trudier Harris spotlighting the “forgotten” author of “The Darkest Child,” Delores Phillips. The packed two-day schedule also includes Atlanta actor and playwright Brenda Bynum performing a play based on author Lillian Smith’s words, and Jim Auchmutey, writer and former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, with an appreciation of Southern cookbook legend Henrietta Dull.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Meals are available for a charge. To register and to find out more about the program, visit the Lost Southern Voices website.
Poetry readings on 4 Perimeter College campuses tomorrow and Thursday!
Don’t forget – Perimeter College and The Georgia Poetry Circuit will host poetry readings by Kim Addonizio tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6, 2017. All readings are free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing on each campus.
Additional information about the poet, including samples of her work, can be found on the handout provided for the event.
Share a poem this week at the Dunwoody campus.
Don’t forget to celebrate national poetry month this April at the Dunwoody Perimeter campus library on Thursday, April 6, 2017 this week.
A number of activities are available:
- Attend the Poetry Workshop from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to gain assistance with your own written work in the Learning and Tutoring Center, NLRC 3200.
- Bring a poem (your own or a work you admire) and pin it to the curtains in the NLRC Third Floor Gallery (supplies available if you’d like to write your poem on location).
- Read either a poem you’ve written or a beloved poem you’d like to share with others at the Open Mic and Reception from 1-3 p.m. following the workshop.
The opportunities are sponsored by the The Writer’s Circle and The Dunwoody Learning and Tutoring Center and are open to all students, faculty, staff, and their families (though some activities may not be suitable for very young children).
For more information please contact Maria Batty or Nancy McDaniel at 770-274-5240 or email ltc.gpc.edu.