Reinhardt prepares to launch MFA in creative writing with compelling literary events

Reinhardt University is taking over the literary journal, "The James Dickey Review," and is planning free literary events that are open to the public.
 
The free public readings and panel discussions begin this month with novelist and essayist Raymond Atkins and poet Jim May. Both will read from their new books and sign copies March 16 at 2 p.m. at Reinhardt's Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center.
 
A panel of writers will be formed for a March 23 event at Reinhardt's Funk Heritage Center. The Panel of Georgia Writers will be held at 7 p.m. Christopher Martin, Bill Walsh, Lynn Pedersen and Jeff Clemmons will share and discuss the poems and stories that Georgia life has inspired for them.

Clemmons, a Reinhardt alumnus, published "Rich's: A Southern Institution," a popular history of Rich's 
Department Store. Now he is working on a book about Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.
 
These readings are a part of a series of public events scheduled for the launch of Reinhardt's new Master of Fine Arts in creative writing that is enrolling now for fall 2016, pending SACS-COC accreditation. The writers' panel event is co-sponsored with Reinhardt by the Allatoona Arts Center and Allatoona Book Festival.
 
Reinhardt took over the literary journal from Lynchburg College in Virginia, which had published it for several years. Dickey's family hailed from Cherry Log, Georgia, and his famous novel, "Deliverance," was based on the flooding of the Coosawattee River to make Carter's Lake.

For more information about the free literary events or the MFA in creative writing, visit www.reinhardt.edu/mfa-cw or contact Donna Little at dlc@reinhardt.edu .
 
 
President's College kicks off with events at Lake Arrowhead  
Spring Schedule at Lake Arrowhead
 
Writing Your Memoirs (held March 3)
Dr. Donna Coffey Little is a poet, writer and Professor of English and Director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Reinhardt University.

 
Protecting Your Identity On-line & E-Commerce Consumer Privacy
Ms. Tina Boosell is Instructor of Business at Reinhardt University.
Thursday, March 31, 6 p.m.

Curiosity Cabinets and the Culture of Curiosity in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Dr. Anne Good is Associate Professor of History at Reinhardt University.
Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m.

The Biology of Aging
Dr. Jacob Harney is Dean of the School of Math and Science & Professor of Biology at Reinhardt University.
Thursday, May 26, 6 p.m.

Hillbilly:  A Modern Product 
Dr. Mark A Roberts is Vice President & Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of English at Reinhardt University.
Thursday, June 30, 6 p.m.
  
A Sunday for Reinhardt puts focus on faith, April 10 


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Not just any Sunday, A Sunday for Reinhardt is a day to celebrate the historic United Methodist Church's ties to one of north Georgia's finest private colleges. It will kick off the week long celebration of the inauguration of Reinhardt University President Dr. Kina Mallard.
  
"Faith is a central part of Reinhardt's mission and one of its three core values. We are committed to helping students grow in their relationship with Christ, even as we work to strengthen relationships with supportive churches. Thank you for helping make this possible," Mallard said.
  
Make plans now to:
  • Pray for Reinhardt during worship and in Sunday school classes;
  • Invite someone from Reinhardt -- a student, alumni, faculty/staff member or a friend of RU -- to lead in worship with a solo, a prayer or a greeting;
  • Communicate about Reinhardt with a free bookmark for everyone attending worship on April 10.
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