Charles Frazier, "Mark Twain" Highlight Southern Academy Events

Contact: Rebeca Rakoczy
Phone: 678-891-2691
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Author: Rebecca Rakoczy

For Immediate Release

Literary minded folk, take note: The Southern Academy for Literary Arts & Scholarly Research is sponsoring a busy and eclectic fall season with national and regionally known authors, poets and storytellers taking center stage at GPC.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., The Chattahoochee Review, the literary journal for the college, debuts its redesigned issue with a panel discussion and readings by editor Anna Schachner and managing editor Dr. Lydia Ship.

Among the featured nationally acclaimed writers and poets in this issue are Aimee Bender, Fred Chappell, Wells Tower and Natasha Trethewey. Also in this issue are articles by GPC English faculty members Rosemary Cox and Tim Tarkington. After the reading a reception will be held. The free event is in the JCLRC Auditorium and Atrium. For information go to

Sunday Oct. 2 at 3 p.m., the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain will take center stage at the Cole Auditorium, when former DeKalb College president Dr. Marvin Cole performs his acclaimed impersonation of the storyteller himself. The event is co-sponsored by the GPC Fine Arts Department and is a benefit for the GPC/DeKalb College Retiree Scholarship Fund. General admission seating tickets are $20; GPC students are free with their student ID. For information, and reservations, call 678-891-3572, or email

Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., New York Times-bestselling author Charles Frazier, author of “Cold Mountain,” will talk about his newest novel, “Nightwoods,” in the Cole Auditorium. The free event is co-sponsored by the AJC Decatur Book Festival. Frazier will sign books after the event.

Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., GPC Reads author Sheri Reynolds will talk about her book, “The Sweet In-Between,” and her other novels on the GPC Dunwoody Campus. The free event is in C-1100.

For information on these, or upcoming events,  call 678-3275, or email

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