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Author, humorist to give keynote at UGA’s 2017 Alumni Seminar

UGA’s 2017 Alumni Seminar, “A Sense of Place,” will be held on Feb. 17-18. The keynote speaker is Roy Blount Jr., author, humorist and panelist on NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me.”

The author of 24 books, Blount also is a former president of the Authors Guild, a member of the Fellowship of Southern Authors and a usage consultant with the American Heritage Dictionary. From Decatur, he now splits his time among Massachusetts, New York City and New Orleans. He is a 2016 inductee of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.

An annual two-day educational gathering, the Alumni Seminar allows attendees to reconnect with alumni and friends while enjoying lectures by UGA leading faculty and exclusive campus tours. For more information or to register for the seminar, visit