Kicking off National Novel Writing Month!

Get your pens and notebooks out, the coffee maker turned on, and your phone locked away because National Novel Writing Month is in full swing! For those of you who don’t know, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a world-wide event where participants write a 50,000 word novel in the span of 30 days. It…

Evening @ Skidaway Program Examines Oyster Revival on Georgia’s Coast with André Joseph Gallant

On Friday evening, November 16, The Book Lady Bookstore, The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Coastal WildScapes, and The UGA Willson Center of Humanities and Arts will present a special lecture as part of the Skidaway Institute’s Evening @ Skidaway Series. André Joseph Gallant, author of…

New Installment of Annotations: A High Low Tide

New this week on Annotations: André Gallant at the Decatur Book Festival. Gallant is the author of A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster. He uses the bivalve as a jumping-off point to tell the story of a changing southeastern coast, the bounty within its waters, and what the future may hold for the area…

Spooky Short Takes: Upcoming Events, News, and Reviews

Happy Halloween, readers! The UGA Press is ready for tonight’s frightening festivities. Are you? Keep up to date with what’s going on at the UGA Press with Short Takes. Continue reading for information about our upcoming events, our latest releases, and news and reviews. Upcoming Events Frankenreads Wednesday, October 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00…

National Poetry Series 2018 Winners!

We are pleased to announce that Christopher Kondrich has won one of five coveted positions as a National Poetry Series winner.  His book Valuing, chosen by Jericho Brown, will be published by the University of Georgia Press in 2019. Kondrich is the author of Contrapuntal (Free Verse Editions, 2013) and a winner of both the Iowa…

Honoring Pat Conroy: New Episode of Annotations

First off, let me say: Happy 73rd Birthday, Pat Conroy! Today, we both celebrate the wonderful, vibrant life of Conroy and mourn his loss. As you’ll come to hear, Conroy was an stirring writer, beloved by many, and the subject of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. The collection comes from more than sixty contributors,…

The Challenges of Typecoding

Editors on the production side of publishing–often called project editors or production editors–coordinate and/or oversee the work of authors, copyeditors, proofreaders, and designers as a manuscript that has been accepted for publication is turned into a book. Often this involves direct copyediting and proofreading, but it also involves lots of letter writing, instruction, and art…

Annotations Episode 7: Seeking Eden at the Decatur Book Festival with Staci Catron and Mary Eaddy

Today’s episode features another book talk from the Decatur Book Festival: Staci L. Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy discuss Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens, a project years in the making. Seeking Eden promotes an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia’s rich garden heritage. Updated and expanded here are the stories of nearly thirty designed landscapes first…