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2018 Brittany “Ally” Harbuck Scholarship ceremony to be held September 17

The 2018 Brittany “Ally” Harbuck Scholarship Award Reading and Reception will be held Monday, September 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in IT 1005. The recipient of the 2018 scholarship, as well as finalists and nominees, will give a public reading of their creative work. All Harbuck events and readings are free and open to the public.

The judge for the 2018 award is Susan Ito, author of The Mouse Room and co-editor of the literary anthology A Ghost At Heart’s Edge: Stories & Poems of Adoption (North Atlantic Books. She is a creative nonfiction co-editor at Literary Mama. Other work has appeared in Hip Mama, CHOICE, Growing Up Asian American, The Bellevue Literary Review, Making More Waves, the Kartika Review and elsewhere. Ito writes and teaches at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and in the Creative Nonfiction MFA program at Bay Path University.

The Harbuck Scholarship honors “Brittany “Ally” Harbuck, a free-spirited creative writing major from Savannah who died in a traffic accident in 2005 at the age of nineteen, one week before the end of her freshman year at Georgia Southern.  She wrote for The George-Anne and was active in the Gay-Straight Alliance and the National Organization for Women on campus.  Her parents, Debi and David Harbuck of Savannah, raised the funds to endow the scholarship.

The College of Arts and Humanities (CAH), the College of the Creative Mind, is a pillar of the academic foundation of Georgia Southern University, playing a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CAH’s primary goal is to shape a dedication to investigation and creativity within arts and humanities through dynamic educational offerings. CAH encourages students to address the analytical, historical, cultural, and the philosophical foundations of their disciplines, and prepares students to be vital members of their professional communities.

For more information about the Harbuck Scholarship and other Writing & Linguistic student awards, see the Awards page. For information about the ceremony, please contact Professor Laura Valeri.


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