Matthew Gavin Frank campus visit & reading
The Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University, as part of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), presents poet and nonfiction writer Matthew Gavin Frank on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in IT 1005. This event is free and open to the public.
Frank’s latest book, Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer is available from W.W. Norton. Frank is also the author of Barolo, a food memoir based on his work in the Italian wine industry, and Pot Farm, about his time working on a medical marijuana farm in Northern California. His poetry collections include The Morrow Plots, Sagittarius Agitprop, and Warranty in Zulu. Other work appears in The New Republic, Field, Epoch, The Huffington Post, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, The Iowa Review, The Poetry Foundation, North American Review, Pleiades, The Best Food Writing and The Best Travel Writing anthologies, Creative Nonfiction, Gastronomica, Plate Magazine, and others. He is an associate professor of creative writing at Northern Michigan University.
The reading at Georgia Southern is sponsored by the Campus Life Enrichment Committee and the Department of Writing and Linguistics. The Department of Writing and Linguistics is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern’s College of the Creative Mind. CLASS prepares its students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, nations, and world.