Past events and exhibitions

Readings and Book Signings

The Foundation occasionally hosts readings and book signings by writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. These programs are sometimes offered in conjunction with conferences and other events sponsored by Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville or other institutions. Similar programs are offered in cooperation with other literary organizations associated with the Southern Literary Trail. The readings and book signings are usually held at Andalusia or at venues in the area such as Georgia College, Georgia Military College, or the public library. In most cases, these events are free and open to the public. Writers hosted by the Foundation in recent years include:

  • Katheryn Krotzer  Laborde, Associate Professor of English at Xavier University of Louisiana
  • David A. Davis, Associate Professor of English at Mercer University
  • Mab Segrest, Martha Daniel Newell Scholar in Residence Spring Semester 2015, Georgia College & State University
  • Carolyn Denard, founder and chair of the Toni Morrison Society
  • Charles McNair, author of Land O’ Goshen
  • Kaye Park Hinckley, author of A Hunger in the Heart
  • Brad Gooch, author of Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor
  • Pete Dexter, author of Paris Trout (National Book Award winner)
  • Mary Helen Stefaniak, author of  The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia
  • Andrea Hollander Budy, poet and editor of When She Named Fire: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by American Women
  • Alice Friman, poet and author of The Book of the Rotten Daughter
  • Evelyn White, author of Alice Walker: A Life
  • Rosemary Magee, editor of Conversations with Flannery O’Connor
  • Man Martin, author of Days of the Endless Corvette
  • Karin Slaughter, best-selling author of crime novels set in Atlanta
  • Michael Bishop, author of “The Road Leads Back”
  • Larry Baker, author of A Good Man
  • R. T. Smith, award-winning poet, fiction writer, and editor
  • Ann Napolitano, author of A Good Hard Look
  • Dwight Holing, Georgia College Arts & Letters fiction prize winner
  • Elizabeth Stuckey-French, author of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady
  • Dana Fitz Gale, Georgia College Arts & Letters fiction prize winner
Charles McNair signs copies of his latest book for guests.

Charles McNair signs copies of his latest book for guests.