Literary Arts at UGA: A Showcase


The Georgia Review, UGA’s Creative Writing Program, and Stillpoint Literary Magazine are pleased to present Literary Arts at UGA: A Showcase. This event will take place during UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts  and feature readings by Georgia Review editors, UGA faculty, Creative Writing Program graduate students, and English department undergraduate students affiliated with Stillpoint Literary Magazine. This free event is open to the public and will take place a Ciné on Monday, November 5, at 7:00pm.  Copies of The Georgia Review and Stillpoint Literary Magazine will be available.

Readers include:

Stephen Corey

Editor, The Georgia Review

Stephen Corey, editor of The Georgia Review, has worked with the journal in several capacities since 1983, making him by far the longest-serving staff member in GR’s history. His most recent book is Startled at the Big Sound: Essays Personal, Literary, and Cultural (Mercer University Press, 2017); the most recent of his nine poetry collections is There Is No Finished World (White Pine Press). His individual poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in dozens of periodicals, and he has coedited four anthologies, including (with Warren Slesinger) Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry (The Bench Press). 

Soham Patel

Assistant Editor, The Georgia Review

Soham is a Kundiman fellow and an assistant editor at Fence and The Georgia Review. Her chapbooks include and nevermind the storm (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2013) New Weather Drafts (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2016), and in airplane and other poems (oxeye, 2018). She is also the author of the full-length collections to afar from afar (Writ Large, 2018) and ever really hear it (Subito, 2018), winner of the 2017 Subito Prize.

Melisa (Misha) Cahnmann-Taylor

Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education

Misha is the author of one poetry collection, Imperfect Tense (Whitepoint Press, 2016), and three scholarly books in education. Winner of NEA “Big Read” Grants, the Beckman award for “Professors Who Inspire,” and a Fulbright spent in Oaxaca, Mexico, she judges the ethnographic poetry competition for Anthropology & Humanism. Her work has appeared in The Georgia Review, The American Poetry Review, Women’s Quarterly Review, Cream City Review, Barrow Street, and many other literary and scholarly homes. She posts at her blog

Christine M. Lasek

 Assistant Director, Creative Writing Program

Christine, a native of Michigan, is the assistant director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Georgia.  Her collection of short stories, Love Letters To Michigan, was published by ELJ Editions in 2016.  Her work has also appeared in Eleven Eleven, Another Chicago Magazine, Tampa Review, and elsewhere.

Amy Bonnaffons

PhD Student, Creative Writing Program 

Amy is the author of the story collection The Wrong Heaven (Little, Brown, 2018) and the novel The Regrets (forthcoming from Little, Brown in 2020).  Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Kenyon Review, The Sun, and elsewhere, and has been read on “This American Life.”  Originally from New York, she now resides in Athens, GA, where she is working on a PhD in creative writing at UGA.

Lindsay Tigue

PhD Student, Creative Writing Program 

Lindsay Tigue is the author of System of Ghosts (University of Iowa Press, 2016), which was the winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the Julie Suk Award, and was a finalist for both the Foreword INDIES Book Award and the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award for a book by a debut author. She was a Tennessee Williams scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a James Merrill fellow at the Vermont Studio Center, and a former assistant to the editors at The Georgia Review. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University and is a current PhD student in creative writing at the University of Georgia.

Dane Tillman

Secretary, Stillpoint Literary Magazine

Dane, who hails from Valdosta, GA, is a sophomore majoring in English and philosophy. In his free time, he enjoys walking into an overgrown, decrepit greenhouse never to be seen again, but you can find him on Instagram and Twitter: @danetillman.

Max Rabb

Co-Senior Editor, Stillpoint Literary Magazine

Max Rabb is a undergraduate English student emphasizing in creative writing. He is the co-senior editor of the undergraduate literary magazine, Stillpoint, and is currently working on a full-length manuscript.