Visiting Poets Series of Readings and Workshops

The Chattahoochee Review in partnership with the Perimeter College Honors College is pleased to announce the formation of the Visiting Poets Series of Readings and Workshops. The series debuts this fall and features nationally and internationally acclaimed poets who will read from and discuss their latest works, as well as facilitate generative poetry writing workshops with Perimeter College students.

The series schedule for the 2019 fall semester is as follows:

Wednesday, Sept. 18th: Andrea Jurjević
Reading: 10 a.m.
Workshop: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Alpharetta Campus, Room: AB-105
Andrea Jurjević grew up in Rijeka, Croatia, in the former Yugoslavia, before immigrating to the United States. Her debut poetry collection, Small Crimes, won the 2015 Philip Levine Poetry Prize, and her book-length translations from Croatian include Mamasafari (Diálogos Press, 2018) and Dead Letter Office (The Word Works, 2020). Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Believer, TriQuarterly, The Missouri Review, Gulf Coast and The Southeast Review, among many others. She was the recipient of a Robinson Jeffers Tor Prize, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a Hambidge Fellowship, and the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year award. Andrea lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and teaches at Georgia State University.

Tuesday, Oct. 15th: Beth Ann Fennelly
Workshop: 11:30 a.m.
Reading: 1 p.m.
Location: Dunwoody Campus, Room: NB-2100/2101
Beth Ann Fennelly has published three poetry books: Open House, Tender Hooks, and Unmentionables, all with W. W. Norton. She is also the author of 3 books of prose: Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs; Great With Child: Letters to a Young Mother, a collection of essays; and The Tilted World, a novel co-authored with her husband Tom Franklin. Beth Ann’s poetry has been in over fifty anthologies, including Best American Poetry, The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Poets of the New Century, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. She teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Mississippi, where she was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

Tuesday, Nov. 5th: Amena Brown
Reading: 11:30 a.m.
Workshop: 1 p.m.
Location: Decatur Campus, Room: SF-2100
Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, author, and event host. Named one of Rejuvenate Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Changemakers, Amena is the author of five spoken word albums and two non-fiction books: Breaking Old Rhythms and her latest release How to Fix a Broken Record. She has performed and spoken at events across the nation such as Creativity World Forum, IF Gathering, and Chick-fil-A Leadercast, as well as touring with Gungor, Ann Voskamp and the Voices Project Historically Black College and University Tour. Amena is the host of three podcasts: “HER With Amena Brown,” the limited edition “How to Fix a Broken Record” podcast about her book of the same name, and “Here for the Donuts.” Amena Brown and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, live in Atlanta.

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 The readings are free and open to the public. Faculty members from the English department are strongly encouraged to bring their classes. Workshops are open to currently enrolled Perimeter College students only. For more information and to register for a workshop, contact Alicia Johanneson: ajohanneson@gsu.edu or at 678.891.3275.

To request disability accommodations at these events, please contact Jessie Weintraub, Director, Office of University Events Management at jweintraub1@gsu.edu or 404.413.1350 with your request. Please provide your name and the event’s name, date, and sponsor when making your request.

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