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A Reading with Author Kristal Zook

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join The Georgia Review and UGA’s MFA program in Narrative Media Writing for a special event with author Kristal Zook.

For more than twenty years, Dr. Kristal Zook has reported on social issues such as health, education, culture, politics, race, gender, and the environment. She is an award-winning journalist and author of four books, including The Girl in the Yellow Poncho, a coming-of-age story about being biracial in America, searching for her missing white father, and finding one’s authentic identity. In 2023, it was chosen as a favorite book by Vanity Fair, BET, PEOPLE, Ms., and The Root, and received praise in The New York Times Book Review and Kirkus. A former contributor to the Washington Post and ESSENCE, Dr. Zook’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, LIFE, and The Guardian, among other outlets. She is currently working on an in-depth essay about the Tulsa, Oklahoma, race massacre of 1921 for The Georgia Review. Dr. Zook is a professor of journalism at Hofstra University in New York.  

UGA’s low-residency MFA program in narrative nonfiction, part of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, is designed for students who want to develop their research, reporting, and writing skills to take on topics of national and global importance. Students explore long-form storytelling in research-based narratives that rise to the level of literature. Many of them are mid-career journalists and other industry professionals who want to elevate their careers and write a book. This program paves the way for nonfiction writers to use their talents and skills to engage the world. Learn more here



July 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Athenaeum
287 W Broad St
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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