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Film Screenings, Lectures, and Readings

Each semester, we sponsor a variety of film screenings, lectures, and readings. The items listed below are our regular events. However, be sure to follow us on social media for additional events.

Burning Swamp

Burning Swamp is Statesboro’s community open mic reading series. Contact Prof. Ben Drevlow ( for more information.

The Department of English Presents

Throughout the academic year, we host visiting scholars, published writers, or conversations with alumni. We’ve had Pulitzer Prize-winning writers Andrew Sean Greer and Jericho Brown, New York Times Best-Selling author Stacy Willingham, Harvard University’s Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellow Dr. Regina N. Bradley, and many others.

Fledge Award Reading

Students selected to have their work published in fledge, as well as the winners of our high school writing contest, will read from their pieces at an award ceremony. This event is held once a year in April. Learn more about fledge, the journal of outstanding first-year writing.

Georgia Poetry Circuit

“The Georgia Poetry Circuit is a consortium of ten Georgia colleges and universities working together to bring three poets of national and international reputation annually to all members’ campuses, providing important access to the literary arts for Georgia residents across the state. At each school, each Circuit poet gives a free and open reading of their work” (Berry College).

Poets visit our campus every November, February, and April.

Harbuck Scholarship Reading

The Brittany “Ally” Harbuck Scholarship Award Reading is held every September. The recipient of the scholarship, as well as finalists and nominees, give a public reading of their creative work. Learn more about the scholarship here.

Last updated: 2/17/2023