Please join The Chattahoochee Review and the GPC Diversity Alliance this Friday, March 22 for the 2013 Georgia Women’s Conference. In keeping with the conference’s theme—The Female Perspective in Scholarship, Art, and Politics—The Chattahoochee Review will spotlight a variety of local women fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and poets.
From 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the journal hosts The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series showcasing the renowned 2012 Townsend Prize for Fiction finalists Lynn Cullen (Reign of Madness), Ann Hite (Ghost on Black Mountain), and Amanda Kyle Williams (The Stranger You Seek). All three writers will read from their works and participate in a panel discussion about writing within their specific genres: historical fiction (Cullen), Southern/regional fiction (Hite), and mystery/detective fiction (Kyle Williams).
From 1:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., The Chattahoochee Review’s Women Writers Panel will feature seven writers from GPC’s faculty and the Atlanta literary scene. The featured panelists from GPC include Lita Hooper-Simanga, Associate Professor of English, whose collection of poems, Thunder in Her Voice: The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize; Louise McKinney, Assistant Professor of English, whose first volume of poems, The Woman Who Drank Her Own Reflection, was shortlisted, under a different title, for The Texas Review Press’ annual prize; Anna Schachner, Associate Professor of English and editor of The Chattahoochee Review, who has published many stories and received the Frank O’Connor Award for Fiction and the Southern Women Writers Emerging Fiction Writer award; and Lydia Ship, managing editor of The Chattahoochee Review and winner of the 2012 Matt Clark Prize in Fiction, whose short stories have been widely published and nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize.
The Atlanta writers include Amanda Gable, novelist and educator, whose first book, The Confederate General Rides North, was selected by the Georgia Center for the Book as 1 of 25 Books All Georgians Should Read and garnered her the 2010 Georgia Author of the Year Award; Beth Gylys, poet and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Georgia State University, whose collections of poetry, Spot in the Dark and Bodies that Hum, won the Gerald Cable Poetry Award and The Journal award in poetry presented by Ohio State University, respectively; and Kate Sweeney, radio producer and freelance writer, whose radio stories have won her a number of Associated Press Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards, and whose popular bimonthly nonfiction reading series, True Story, was voted a Best Literary Event of 2012 by Atlanta Magazine. Her book American Afterlife is forthcoming from The University of Georgia Press.
Both events hosted by The Chattahoochee Review at the Georgia Women’s Conference will take place in the JCLRC Auditorium (CL-1100/1001) on the Clarkston Campus and will be followed by book sales and signings.
Registration fees for the 2013 Georgia Women’s Conference are as follows:
- General Admission: $50 per person
- Student Admission (with appropriate I.D. cards) $5 for GPC students; $15 for non-GPC students
To register, go to:
For more information about the 2013 Georgia Women’s Conference, contact Professors Mike Hall (Michael.Hall@gpc.edu) and Carissa Gray (Carissa.Gray@gpc.edu), and conference organizer, Tiffany Delvalle (Tiffany.Delvalle@gpc.edu)
The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series was created to connect the strong, vibrant, and diverse literary community The Chattahoochee Review has built over the course of its 33-year publishing history to the college’s EDGE Quality Enhancement Plan such that students will have a greater opportunity to engage with real-world writers who can better shape their writing and understanding of literature in all of its forms.