The Creative Writing Program at Georgia College presents Janisse Ray and Jenny Sadre-Orafai Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in the Arts & Science Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
Writer, naturalist, and activist Janisse Ray is the author of six books. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana and has been awarded two honorary doctorates, one from Unity College in Maine and the other from LaGrange College in Georgia. In 2015 she was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Her work has been translated and published in France and Turkey. She lives in rural southern Georgia. Her latest nonfiction book on open-pollinated seeds, "The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food" (Chelsea Green), was published in 2012 to wide acclaim.
Jenny Sadre-Orafai is the author of "Malak, Paper Cotton Leather," and five poetry chapbooks. "Book of Levitations," her poetry collection (with Anne Champion) is forthcoming in 2019 from Trembling Pillow Press. Her poetry has appeared in "Cream City Review," "Ninth Letter," "The Cortland Review," "Hotel Amerika," "The Pinch," and other journals. Her prose has appeared in "Los Angeles Review," "The Rumpus,
"South Loop Review," "Fourteen Hills," "The Collagist," and other journals. She is co-founding editor of "Josephine Quarterly," Professor of English at Kennesaw State University, and Executive Director of Georgia Writers Association.