Jericho Brown speaks in Athens – WGAU



Jericho Brown is in Athens tonight: the author and poet will be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at a ceremony scheduled for 6 at UGA’s Russell Special Collection Libraries.

From the main UGA calendar…

Join Hargrett Library for Jericho Brown’s induction into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Brown will deliver a poetry reading and participate in a Q&A discussion; a slight reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public, but prior registration is required. For more information, email [email protected]

Brown is an accomplished writer of poetry and prose. A native of Louisiana, he is director of the creative writing program at Emory University in Atlanta and poetry editor at The Believer. Brown received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for The New Testament (2014), as well as the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the Whiting Award for his third collection of poetry, The Tradition (2019). In addition to awards for her writing, Brown has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thursday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 285 300 S Hull Street, Athens, Georgia 30605

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