Georgia Writers Museu

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Sunday, August 12   2:00 to 4:00 PM  -  Janisse Ray   "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood"

A 2015 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, Janisse Ray is a writer, activist, and naturalist who has authored five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of eco-poetry. 

Taken from her own life experiences, "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood" tells how a childhood spent in rural isolation and steeped in religious fundamentalism grew into a passion to save the almost vanished longleaf pine ecosystem that once covered the South.  In language at once colloquial, elegiac, and informative, Ray redeems two Souths.

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Previous 2018 "Meet The Author" Programs at Georgia Writers Museum:

Sunday, January 28    2:00 - 4:00 PM  -  Daren Wang, "The Hidden Light of Northern Fires"

Author Daren Wang has written his first fictional book based on learning that his childhood home, twenty miles from Buffalo, New York. was used as a way-station on the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves travel safely.  Wang shares his research from a very personal perspective in this history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line, The Hidden Light of Northern Fires.

Also featured will be a quilt that depicts symbols used in the Underground.  The quilt was created and hand-sewn by Mrs. Flossie Hamm who is mother of Georgia Writers Museum President, John P. Dennis. 

Thursday, April 12      7:00 - 9:00 PM     Kathryn Smith, "The Gatekeeper"

Author Kathryn Smith will charm you as she appears in period costume as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's savvy personal secretary, arguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand, one of the most vital, and certainly one of the most loyal, members of his inner circle. 

Missy worked with FDR for more than twenty years, starting from his first failed vice-presidential campaign in 1920, through his time as governor of New York, and for almost a decade in the White House. 

Journalist Kathryn Smith finally tells her story. It is a thoughtful, revealing, unsung-heroine story about a woman ahead of her time, the true weight of her responsibility, and the tumultuous era in which she lived—and a long-overdue tribute to one of the most important female figures in American history.