This month and next, we’ll have two published authors come to speak with us about their works, their craft, and their experiences in publishing. Maggie Mitchell, author of the Pretty Is, will be our first visitor. Pretty Is tells a dramatic tale of mystery about two little girls whose lives veer in directions they never anticipated. Maggie will be speaking at the Dahlonega campus this Monday, March 27th in the Hoag building, room 342. The following day, Tuesday, March 28th, she’ll drop by Gainesville between 11 a.m. and 12:30 in Nesbitt, of course. Room 3110A.
Then, coming in April, our own Professor Leverett Butts will speak about his experiences as a writer, and he may discuss his 2013 short story collection, Emily’s Stitches, which was nominated for a Georgia Author of the Year award. Or perhaps, we’ll get to hear about the making of his extra cool series of novels: Guns of the Wasteland. It’s a reimagining of the legends of King Arthur as a Western, and it won the 2010 Great American Novel Award from TAG Publishing house. You can catch him in Dahlonega on Monday, April 3rd, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Hoag Great Room. Then, see him in Gainesville on Monday, April 17th, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Nesbitt 3110A.