Writing the Veteran Experience Workshop, April 11


Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 7-9 p.m. in CA-1500, Clarkston Campus

Current Perimeter College at Georgia State University (GSU) students (ASMs, Vietnam, OIF, and OEF vets), faculty, staff and alumni are invited to share stories of your own military experience or the impact on your lives of friends, parents and grandparents who have served and/or are serving in the United States Armed Forces.

No prior writing experience necessary (Bring current creative literary works to share, if applicable). Student veterans attending GSU’s Atlanta Campus, as well as student veterans enrolled at other colleges and universities are especially welcome.

Registration to attend the workshop is required. Contact Alicia Johanneson to register. Go to The Chattahoochee Review’s blog for more information.

National Playwrights video-conference on April 12 at Newton

On Wednesday, April 12, Georgia State University Perimeter College will co-host the National Playwrights video-conference, in partnership with New York University (NYU), live at the Newton campus and shown (via split screen streaming) on the remaining Perimeter College campuses as well as the Atlanta campus.

This year’s guest is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire, author of Rabbit Hole and Shrek. He loves interacting with students and is looking forward to meeting ours!  Ten of Perimeter’s English and drama students (two of whom are from Newton campus) will be asking him questions during the video-conference.

The conference may be attended in person on the Newton campus at the 2/N Lecture Hall on Wednesday, April 12, from 1 – 2:45 p.m. All are welcome, however space is limited. Professors who wish to bring classes are encouraged to reserves seats in advance.

This event has been facilitated in part by the efforts of Perimeter College emerita professor, Sarah Larson, in partnership with major universities across the country to bring Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights to our campuses via video-conference since 1995.

For more information or to reserve seats, please contact Deborah Byrd (dbyrd@gsu.edu).

Poetry Contest Seeks Submissions, deadline May 5


The Chattahoochee Review and the Academy of American Poets Seeks Submissions

to the 2017 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize

The Chattahoochee Review (TCR) in partnership with the Academy of American Poets, is pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2016 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prizes. All currently enrolled Perimeter College students are eligible to win one of the prizes and may submit up to three (3) poems of any form, length, and subject for consideration. The winning poem and a poem worthy of honorable mention will be chosen by a committee of TCR editors and forwarded to the Academy for final judging.

In late May, the winner of Perimeter College’s prize will receive an award check for $100 and a one-year membership to the Academy of American Poets, which includes a subscription to the Academy’s journal,American Poet; mention in the Academy’s annual report; and discounts on Academy merchandise and programs. The Academy will also send letters of congratulations to the prize winner and the student writer of the poem that receives honorable mention.

The poem that wins Perimeter College’s 2017 Academy of American Poets University and College Poetry Prize, if written by a student 23 years of age or younger, will be entered automatically into the nationwide Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award worth $1,000.

All entries to the 2017 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prizes must:

  • Have a title
  • Be typed (no handwritten submissions will be accepted)
  • Contain the student’s name; age and DOB; I.D. number; current mailing address; e-mail address; and phone contact informationprinted at the top of each page of each entry
  • Be submitted electronically as an attachment in MS Word or PDF format to Alicia Johanneson,(ajohanneson@gsu.edu). The e-mail’s subject line should read: “TCR/AAP Student Poetry Prize”
  • Be e-mailed by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017

Any submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be accepted for entry to win the prize. For more information, please contact Alicia Johanneson, TCR’s program coordinator, at ajohanneson@gsu.edu, or Anna Schachner, TCR‘s editor, at aschachner@gsu.edu.


Founded in 1934, the Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. Since 1955, the Academy’s University and College Poetry Prize Program has awarded more than $350,000 to more than 10,000 student poets. Through The Chattahoochee Review’s sponsorship Perimeter College has been a participating institution in the program since 1999.


Recital: Student Vocal Musicians – 4/5

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

1:00 p.m.

Student Vocal Music Day Program

 This program features students enrolled this semester in applied voice lessons at Perimeter College. Enjoy a varied program of songs in different styles and languages.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call Fine Arts Information, 678-891-3571.

Georgia State University’s Perimeter College

Performance Studio, Clarkston Campus

555 North Indian Creek Drive
Georgia Perimeter College Clarkston Campus
Clarkston, GA 30021

“Revival – Lost Southern Voices” event at Dunwoody this weekend.

Revival–Lost Southern Voices will take place on March 31 & April 1, 2017, on the Dunwoody campus of Georgia State University Perimeter College to celebrate great Southern writers.

For more details about the available opportunities, line up of speakers, and times and locations of scheduled events please check out the event’s Facebook page as well as the Lost Southern Voices webpage. Daily registration is requested, however there is no cost to attend individual general sessions. The reception Friday night and boxed lunch on Saturday are available for a nominal fee and are optional. You can register online for any or all of the events through Eventbright.

All are welcome; this event is open to the public and parking is available. Please email Andy Rogers at arogers41@gsu.edu with any questions.

Poetry reading by Kim Addonizio on April 5 & 6

Perimeter College and The Georgia Poetry Circuit will host poetry readings by Kim Addonizio on Wednesday, April 5 and 6, 2017. All readings are free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing on each campus.

Alpharetta Campus

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • Room 1140
Clarkston Campus

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • JCLRC – L1100

Dunwoody Campus

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • Building B, Room 2102
Newton Campus

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • Building 2N, Room 1100

According to the handout provided for the event:Kim Addonizio earning both her BA and MA from San Francisco State University, and she has spent much of her adult life in the Bay Area.” Currently Addonizio “lives and teaches workshops in Oakland, California”.

She has received fellowships from both the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as earned a Pushcart Prize and John Ciardi Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. Her poetry “is known for its gritty, street-wise narrators, details about urban life, and wicked wit.” Samples of Addonizio’s poetry can be found on the handout linked above.

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Dunwoody, April 6

Celebrate national poetry month this April at the Dunwoody Perimeter campus library on Thursday, April 6, 2017 by attending a workshop and/or open mic events that is open to everyone.

  • 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.

Lecture exploring fandom as religious experience this week!

This Thursday, March 30, the Sarah Larson Lecture Series will host “Notes from DragonCon: Fandom as Religious Experience” at the Dunwoody campus in the C Auditorium (NC 1100) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Georgia State University instructor, Lauren Cooper, will discuss how sci-fi and fantasy fandom fulfill important roles related to defining personal identity and values.

Professors are welcome to bring their classes. Space is limited and seats fill quickly so arriving early is advised. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Parking is available. For more information about this event or to request sign-in sheet PDF following the event, please contact series co-chair, Megan Levacy, at mlevacy@gsu.edu or call 770-274-5583.

A PDF of the flyer pictured below may be downloaded here —> EVENT FLYER



Creative Earth Day Opportunities

All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to take part in 2 unique exhibition opportunities as part of a week long exhibition celebrating Earth Day at the Native Plant Botanical Garden.

Opportunity 1 (Deadline for proposals March 31, Delivery of accepted works due April 13): Open call for submissions for outdoor artwork that represents pollinators, beings or activities that spread a plants’ pollen. This could include bees, butterflies, birds, bats, bugs, wind and more. Anticipated works submitted by students, faculty, staff, or alumni, will highlight how important our pollinators are to reflect the mission of the Native Plant Botanical Garden which is to educate the public about native plants and temperate ferns.

Download the event flyer here!

Collaborative and site-specific work is encouraged. Art work must be able to withstand the elements for the entire week. Please contact Lisa Alembik from the Fine Arts Department (lalembik@gsu.edu) with a written proposal of what you would like to submit along with a jpg of your artwork or a proposal drawing by March 31. Be sure to include your contact information. The Native Plant Botanical Garden is open to the public on the Decatur campus.  Keep in mind that work cannot be insured, and will be kept outdoors and open to the public for the entire week. Artwork submitted should remain for the duration of the exhibition.

Delivery will be Thursday, April 13 by appointment (afternoon) or April 14 (morning). Details to follow if your proposal is excepted.

Opportunity 2 (Deadline for submissions April 12): Contribute to a collaborative installation project on the Clarkston campus called the Wish Tree, inspired by Yoko Ono. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to drop off offering to Clarkston art department office, CF building by April 12. These can be paper, no larger than 5” x 7.” You must make a hole in the top for it to be strung up. These will not be returned.

Learn more about what a Wish Tree is and about how the project started at:


Eligibility for both events is limited to Perimeter College of Georgia State University students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Opening of the exhibition will be on Friday, April 14, 1-3 p.m.

Please contact Lisa Alembik from the Fine Arts Department (lalembik@gsu.edu) with any questions about either opportunity.



REMINDER – Lecture at Clarkston & Decatur next week! March 29

Award-winning author Thomas Mullen will be speaking at the Clarkston and Decatur campuses of Georgia State University Perimeter College to discuss his novel Darktown. Darktown is a work of historical crime fiction which centers on the experiences of the first black officers of the Atlanta Police Department in 1948.

Wednesday, March 29th:

  • Clarkston Campus – 10 a.m., JCLRC Auditorium (CL 1100) / Susan Thomas Lectureship
  • Decatur Campus – 2:30 p.m., SF 2100 / Honors Club Speaker Series

The Susan Thomas Lectureship honors retired English professor Susan Thomas, an educator for the college for over three decades. These events are free and open to the public. For more information about this event, please contact Lauren Curtright, 678-891-3806.