Vievee Francis and Holly Goddard Jones
Vievee Francis, associate professor of English at Dartmouth College, and Holly Goddard Jones of UNC Greensboro. (Photo credit: Dartmouth College/Robert Gill, Rachel McConoughey)

Sand Hills Writers Series welcomes award-winning poet, author for October event

The Sand Hills Writers Series returns to Augusta University on Monday, Oct. 15, with public readings from visiting writers Vievee Francis (Forest Primeval, Horse in the Dark, Blue Tail-Fly) and Holly Goddard Jones (The Salt Line, The Next Time You See Me). The event begins at 2 p.m. in the JSAC Coffeehouse.

An award-winning poet, Francis is the author of three collections of poetry. Her latest, Forest Primeval, won the 2016 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for poetry as well as the 2017 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Award. She currently serves as an associate professor of English at Dartmouth. She also serves as associate editor of Callaloo, a quarterly literary magazine featuring creative writing, visual art and essays about the culture and literature of the African diaspora.

Holly Goddard Jones is the author of The Salt Line, The Next Time You See Me and the short story collection Girl Trouble. A recipient of The Fellowship of Southern Writers’ Hillsdale Prize for Excellence in Fiction and the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, Jones teaches writing at UNC Greensboro. Her work has appeared in The Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South and Tin House magazine. Publisher’s Weekly describes her latest novel, The Salt Line, as “seamless” and “thrilling.”

This event is sponsored by the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Student Activities Committee, and the Georgia Humanities Council.

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