Announcing the 2019 African American Read-In

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Augusta University is pleased to announce the 2019 African American Read-In, an event that encourages the community to read literature written by African American authors.

The event will take place on Thursday, February 14th, from 9 AM- 3 PM, in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom, on AU’s Summerville Campus. This year’s featured speaker is science/Afro-Futurist writer Bill Campbell. Mr. Campbell will discuss his work and its connection to social activism from 1:15-2:30 PM .

The Office of Multicultural Student Engagement and the Black Student Union are co-sponsors for this event.

As in past years, volunteer readers (or performers) are needed. To sign-up: You do not need to be a member of the AU community to participate.

Writers Weekend 2019: Schedule of Events

Friday, January 25th

7 PM Keynote Reading with Fiona Sze-Lorrain, Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC) Ballroom

A book signing and reception will follow.

Saturday, January 26th

10 AM-5 PM Pop-up Shop: The Book Tavern, Coffeehouse (JSAC)

9-10 AM Poetry Craft Talk with Stephanie Kartalopoulos, Butler Room (JSAC)

9-10 AM Fiction Craft Talk with Laura Leigh Morris, Hardy Room (JSAC)

10:15-11:15 AM “How do we Translate Emotions?,”with Frank Iodice & Dr. Giada Biasetti, Butler Room (JSAC)

10:15-11:15 AM “Why I Write Memoir” with Cinelle Barnes, Hardy Room (JSAC)

11:30-12:45 PM Lunch & Learn: A Publishing Talk featuring Eric Smith, Managing Editor for the Sewanee Review, Coffeehouse (JSAC)

Lunch will be provided–first come, first served.

1-2 PM Translation Craft Talk with Fiona Sze-Lorrain, Hardy Room  (JSAC)

1-2:30 PM Screening of Love & Friendship, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre (MPAT)

2:45-3:45 PM Q&A with Whit Stillman, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre

2:45-3:45 PM A Reading featuring Cinelle Barnes and Laura Leigh Morris, Coffeehouse (JSAC)

Book signings to follow.

4-5 PM A Reading featuring Eric Smith and Stephanie Kartalopoulos, Coffeehouse (JSAC)

Book signings to follow.

5-7 PM Dinner on your own

7:30 PM Theatre AU Presents Here to Get my Baby Out of Jail*, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre

*Tickets required.

Sunday, January 27th

2 PM Concert with Fiona Sze-Lorrain, JSAC Ballroom.

Unless otherwise specified, all events listed below are free and open to the publicAll events will take place on Augusta University’s Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904. Click here for a map.

Announcing Writers Weekend 2019

Writers Weekend is Augusta University’s annual spring creative writing conference. This year’s event, held in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Fanning, Professor Emerita of English, will feature authors who specialize in translation and literary adaptations. Visiting writers will offer readings and a variety craft talks–all free and open to the public.