The Georgia Review, the nationally renowned literary quarterly published continuously at UGA since 1947, is being honored with a series of events at the Georgia Center for the Book, based at the DeKalb County Public Library in Decatur. All events are open to the public, and no advance registration is necessary. The library is located at 215 Sycamore St. on the Decatur town square.
On Feb. 9 at 7 p.m., poet Margaret Gibson and fiction writer Mary Hood will read from their work in the library auditorium. Stephen Corey, acting editor of the Review, will speak briefly about the history of the journal, introduce the readers and moderate a closing question-and-answer period. Books by Gibson and Hood will be available for purchase and signing at the reception that will follow.
On Feb. 10 there will be two sessions: from 9:30-10:30 a.m., the nature and importance of literary journals to writers will be discussed by a panel made up of Gibson, Hood, Corey, Review assistant editor David Ingle and Review managing editor Mindy Wilson; from 11 a.m.–noon, Gibson will lead a discussion of contemporary issues in poetry writing, and Hood will lead a parallel discussion of fiction writing.
Gibson, who currently holds the Ferrol Sams Chair at Mercer University in Macon, is the author of eight books of poetry.
Hood, the author of Familiar Heat, was born in Brunswick, graduated from Georgia State University and has lived in various locations around the state—including her current residence in Commerce.