The New York Times called Maggie Mitchell’s new book a “stunning, multilayered debut.” Maggie will be coming by the Dahlonega Literary Festival on March 25th and 26th to do a reading from “Pretty Is,” and to talk with us about her experiences in its publication. You can also see her after the festival, when she’ll be visiting the Gainesville and Dahlonega campuses to talk with students. Come to the Dahl. campus on Mar. 27th between 12pm and 1pm in Hoag, room 342, then catch her on Mar. 28th from 11am to 12:30pm in Martha T. Nesbitt, room 3110A. To learn more about Maggie you can view her Facebook page here.
Then, on April 25th at the Gainesville campus we’re hosting a reading and chat with Michael Pitre, author of “Five and Twenty Fives.” Michael was interviewed by This American Life. You can see the article here, in a really interesting, themed collection of interviews. They describe him as, “a veteran who finds a new way to talk about war.” They couldn’t be more right. We’ll have more specifics on his upcoming visit soon.