Author Terry Kay to Visit GPC

Contact: Rebeca Rakoczy
Phone: 6778-891-2691
Fax: 678-891-2966   
Author: Rebecca Rakoczy   

For Immediate Release

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame author Terry Kay will spend an evening spinning tales and sharing his stories at Georgia Perimeter College’s Cole Auditorium, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23. The free event is sponsored by the college’s Southern Academy for Literary Arts and Scholarly Research.

The accomplished Southern storyteller was selected as the spring author for the college-wide book club, GPC Reads. Students, faculty and staff at Georgia Perimeter College’s five locations are currently reading his 2007 novel, “The Book of Marie,” a story of an enduring relationship between two high school sweethearts and the cultural changes that swept the South during the 1960s.

“GPC’s Southern Academy for Literary Arts and Scholarly Research is excited to welcome renowned Georgia author and Townsend Prize-winning novelist Terry Kay, a longtime friend of Georgia Perimeter College, to this GPC Reads event,” said Liam Madden, Distinguished Chair of the Southern Academy.

“Fans of Terry's best known works, “To Dance with the White Dog” and “The Valley of Light” are sure to enjoy Terry's reading and discussion of “The Book of Marie."

During the day, Kay will visit classrooms at GPC’s Clarkston Campus to talk to English students who have incorporated “The Book of Marie,” into their studies.

Kay will also talk about his newest novel, “Bogmeadow’s Wish,” which is slated for release in March by Mercer University Press. He will also be available for book signings after his evening talk.

For information about the event, please contact Debra Riggs at 678-891-3275.

What: Author Terry Kay
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23
Where: Georgia Perimeter College’s Clarkston Campus
Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building