Literature comes alive at Sand Hills Writers Series

Few students have the opportunity to read an author’s newest release and then speak to the writer about the work.

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At Augusta University, it’s an annual opportunity provided by the Department of English & Foreign Languages in the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Two authors, Crystal Wilkinson and Darnell Arnoult, will read from new works at the Sand Hills Writers Series at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 3, in the Jaguar Student Activities Center on Augusta University’s Summerville Campus.

“Literature comes alive when it comes from the author’s mouth. The act of reading is mysterious in many ways. The writer and the reader rarely ever meet, except intimately on the page,” said Jim Minick, assistant professor of English and Foreign Languages at Augusta University. “The Sand Hills Writers Series makes that meeting physical. The writers come to campus. The readers hear their words in a whole new way. It deepens the reading experience.”

The event includes an informal question and answer session, and a reception with Wilkinson, author of Blackberries, Blackberries, winner of the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature, and Arnoult, author of What Travels With Us: Poems, named Book of the Year by The Southern Independent Booksellers Association.

Admission is free and open to the public. Contact or call 706-737-1500 for more information.

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