Tuesday, February 8, 2011

David Bottoms at the Savannah Book Festival

The Poetry Society of Georgia is proud to sponsor David Bottoms at the Savannah Book Festival 2011!

Bottoms was born in Canton, Georgia in 1949. His first book, Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump, was selected by Robert Penn Warren as the winner of the 1979 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. He received a fellowship at Florida State University, where he earned his Ph.D. In 1982 he took a teaching position at Georgia State University, and co-founded Five Points, a literary magazine. In 2000, Bottoms was appointed Georgia’s Poet Laureate.
The reading is at the Savannah Book Festival on Saturday February 19th at 3:30pm in the Jepson Boardroom. 121 Barnard St. You can contact us at poetryknows@gmail.com

You can check out further details of the Book Festival at: http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/
Be sure to support and partake in this event and keep the literary arts alive and well in Savannah.

This program is sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs’ Weave -A- Dream and the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jim Snowed in!!

Unfortunately, Jim Warner was unable to make it for the reading of January 27th. But we are trying to reschedule for May! We'll keep you posted.

We did have a great open mic session though! Thanks to all the poets who shared and Tony Morris read for us in Jim's place and a fantastic evening of poetry was concocted regardless of snow in the North! Thank you Tony!