August 08, 2008

A Big Ol' Pulitzer Party

This interests me if only because it is an unusually ambitious form of programming to be hosted by a literary magazine...

The Georgia Review, the award-winning literary quarterly published from the University of Georgia and distributed nationwide, is sponsoring the Pulitzer Legacy in Georgia program—a four-day celebration of fine writing and writers hosted by the Jekyll Island Club and running from October 27th to 30th, 2008.

The event features four recent Pulitzer Prize winners, all of whom have an association with Georgia, the University of Georgia, and/or The Georgia Review:

-poet Stephen Dunn;
-poet Natasha Trethewey;
-journalist and historian Hank Klibanoff;
-and historian Edward Larson.

Each author will participate in a variety of activities over the course of the week, including readings, panel discussions, question-and-answer sessions, and informal gatherings with attendees.

Check out their website for details...though I have to say, the $500 cost (! and that's before lodging) will be a dealbreaker to most. They must intend this as a charity fundraiser of sorts.

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