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Juliana Baggott reads in Savannah on March 7

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities, the Armstrong Visiting Writers Series presents bestselling author Julianna Baggott, who will give a reading at Savannah Coffee Roasters (215 W. Liberty St., 31401) on Thursday, March 7, 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
A critically acclaimed fiction writer, poet, and essayist, Baggott has published over twenty books, including titles under her pen names Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode. Her novels Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders (Little Brown, 2015) and Pure (Hachette, 2014) were New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and Which Brings Me to You, which she co-wrote with Steve Almond, was a Kirkus Reveiws Best Book of 2006.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune, Best Creative Nonfiction, Best American Poetry, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic.com, and on NPR.

Baggott is an associate professor at Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts where she teaches screenwriting. From 2013-2017, she held the William H.P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross.  Excerpts from her work may be found at the link: http://juliannabaggott.com/books/samples/
Please encourage interested students to attend her craft lecture on Thursday, March 7, at 11:00 a.m. in Gamble Hall, Room 106 (please note new location), open to students from all Georgia Southern Campuses.  Space at the lecture will be limited to twenty on a first-come, first-served basis. Students should contact me at wbelford@georgiasouthern.edu and include “VWS Lecture 2019” in the subject line.  Please also encourage your students to attend Baggott’s reading at 7:00 that evening at Savannah Coffee Roasters.
The Series extends its thanks to the Department of Writing and Linguistics and the Department of Literature at Georgia Southern University for their support, Gail and Mickey Rountree for their gift in memory of their son Rhett Morgan Rountree, and the generosity of our other donors who make this visit possible.

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