Georgia Literary Festival in the Golden Isles

Friday November 9
Jekyll Island Club Hotel


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12:45
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90-minute tours of playwright Eugene O'Neill's Sea Island home (1932-37), Casa Genotta. O’Neill is a 2012 Georgia Literary Festival Honored Author. During his years on Sea Island, O'Neill wrote his only comedy - Ah, Wilderness! Advance reservations are required; access is available to the home only by private bus. The tour is a unique opportunity to explore the magnificent private residence which has been carefully preserved to maintain O'Neill's memory.
Tickets are $20 per person and availability is limited. They may be purchased by calling 912.262.6934 or online at www.goldenislesarts.org.

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Tea with Miss Daisy - Daisy King, "Meet Me on Jekyll Island". $25 per person. Includes gourmet tea, scones, sandwiches, soup, and pastries.
Tickets are limited and must be purchased by November 7.
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5:00 PM Eugenia Price: A Twentieth Century Northerner Writes about the Nineteenth Century South. Presentation on the life of Eugenia Price, 2012 Georgia Literary Festival Honored Author, by Renee Pearman. Complimentary.

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Shame the Devil: An Audience with Fanny Kemble. An engrossing one-woman show providing an insightful first-hand glimpse into the history of Brunswick, Georgia, and its place in the momentous struggle between North and South. Shame the Devil is told through the words of Fanny Kemble, the famed 19th century English actress who married plantation owner Pierce Butler in 1834. Like the war that would tear the nation in two a few decades later, their opposing views eventually took them from blissful union to bitter split. The play takes up the story in 1850, a year after their divorce, when Fanny finds her name and her bold anti-slavery writings publicly slandered by her ex. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities (GIAHA) Executive Director Heather Heath, who has enthralled local audiences with her performances, will portray Fanny Kemble. The performance takes place at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel's Morgan Center. Entry is complementary, but reservations suggested to ensure seating. Please call the Jekyll Island Club Hotel at 912-635-2600. Fanny Kemble is a 2012 Georgia Literary Festival Honored Author.
 
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Saturday, November 10
Jekyll Island Convention Center


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8:30 AM
TO 9:30 AM
Early Morning Coffee Sponsored by the St. Simons Island Literary Guild

Georgia Literary Festival Author Presentations

All author presentations at the Jekyll Island Convention Center are complimentary
10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. The Emory University professor and recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her book, Native Guard, will read excerpts and discuss her most recently-published collection, Thrall.
Location: Atlantic Hall, D & F

Tracks are color coded for easier identification
 
Fabulous Fiction Track Georgia Review Track History Track Nature Track Culinary Track Children's Literature Track
Sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System Sponsored by Georgia Review literary magazine Sponsored by
GP Cellulose
Sponsored by
Georgia Power
Sponsored by
Rich Products
Made possible, in part,
by a grant from ECW, Christ Church, Frederica and by Pinova

  Location:
Atlantic Hall, D & F
Location:
Atlantic Hall, B
Location:
Atlantic Hall, H
Location:
Atlantic Hall, A
Location:
Atlantic Hall, G
11:00 AM   Jack McDevitt - The Cassandra Project; Firebird; Going Interstellar   Damon Fowler - Classical Southern Cooking: The Savannah Cookbook Danny Schnitzlein - The Monster Who Ate My Peas; The Monster Who Did My Math

12:00 PM   Charles Seabrook - Cumberland Island: Strong Women, Wild Horses; The World of the Salt Marsh Pamela Bauer Mueller - Splendid Isolation Alice Friman - Vinculum Mary Kay Andrews - Spring Fever; Summer Rental Crystal Ball O'Connor - Jake and the Migration of the Monarch; Katherine's Quilt Made for Dreaming; Sing with Me Brennan

1:00 PM Stacy Cordery - Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girls Scouts Steve Berry - The Columbus Affair Janice Daugharty - Going to Jackson; Heir to the Everlasting; The Little Known Jane Wood- Trouble on the St. Johns River Lola Schaefer- One Special Day

2:00 PM Georgia's Poet Laureate, Judson Mitcham - A Little Salvation: Poems Old and New; The Sweet Everlasting; Sabbath Creek June Hall McCash - Plum Orchard and Almost to Eden Daniel Black - Twelve Gates to the City Janisse Ray - The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food Gail Karwoski - The Tree That Owns Itself

3:00 PM Jeffrey Small - The Breath of God Tina McElroy Ansa - Taking After Mudear William Rawlings - The Mile High Club Anita Zaleski Weinraub - Georgia Quilts: Piecing Together a History Doraine Bennett - Sing, Dance, Shout; James Oglethorpe; Tomochichi; Mary Musgrove

4:00 PM Jesse Tullos - The Red Terrors Georgia Review Panel Discussion "What Worlds Do Authors Save?"- moderated by Stephen Corey, Editor of The Georgia Review Michele Ross, Literary Critic - "What's New in Mysteries: Authors and Trends to Watch" Natalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart - Southern Biscuits, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking  
  Location:
Atlantic Hall, D & F
Location:
Atlantic Hall, B
Location:
Atlantic Hall, H
Location:
Atlantic Hall, A
Location:
Atlantic Hall, G

Tracks are color coded for easier identification
 
Fabulous Fiction Track Georgia Review Track History Track Nature Track Culinary Track Children's Literature Track
Sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System Sponsored by Georgia Review literary magazine Sponsored by
GP Cellulose
Sponsored by
Georgia Power
Sponsored by
Rich Products
Made possible, in part,
by a grant from ECW, Christ Church, Frederica and by Pinova

Author book signings follow their presentations.
Book sales and exhibitors available from 10 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch concessions available from 11 AM - 2 PM
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Saturday, November 10
Jekyll Island Club Hotel


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11:00 AM
TO 12:00 PM
Presentation featuring June Hall McCash and Bren Martin, authors of The Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Complimentary tour of Jekyll Island's National Historic Landmark Hotel following the presentation. Presentation takes place in the Jekyll Island Club Hotel's Ballroom. Tour limited to 50 participants; reservations recommended. Make reservations by calling the Jekyll Island Club Hotel at 912-635-2600.

12:30 PM
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1:30
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Chef Demonstration and Lunch featuring Chef Joe Randall, author of A Taste of Heritage: the New African American Cuisine. $30 per person. Lunch takes place at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel's Morgan Center. The menu includes Crab and Corn Chowder, Southern Fried Quail with Wild Mushroom Sauce on Savannah Red Rice, and Lemon Pound Cake with Fresh Berries.
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Wine Dinner with Chef Hugh Acheson and Wine Columnist Jane Garvey. $100 per person. DIne with the authors of the 2012 Georgia Literary Festival at this four course dinner designed by acclaimed chef Hugh Acheson. Each course is paired with wine selected by wine columnist Jane Garvey. Jekyll Island Club Hotel's Morgan Center.
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Other Weekend Activities


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Eugenia Price Tours. Saturday and Sunday. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Experience the island's magic through Price's eyes as you see the places she loved and wrote about. The characters of the St. Simons Island trilogy will come to life during this three-hour fully guided tour, which includes a visit to Christ Church Frederica and its cemetery, where Ms. Price is buried. It is here that Anson Dodge lies in a common grave with his beloved first wife, Ellen. Other sites visited will be the 1872 lighthouse, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society Museum and Eugenia Price Room, Gascoigne Bluff, and the Avenue of Oaks leading to Retreat Plantation.
Advance reservations required.

3:00 PM Sunday, November 11. 3:00 PM.
"War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II"
. Sponsored by the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, "War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II" is a special Veterans Day performance presented at Brunswick's historic Ritz Theater. This multi-media, living-history cabaret is interspersed with actual veterans’ letters and headline news of the period. Twenty-two period songs lift the mood and juxtapose the anguish of war. This family show allows the greatest generation to celebrate, as the next greatest generation contemplates. Tickets may be purchased by calling 912.262.6934 or online at www.goldenislesarts.org. Advance tickets: GIAHA Members - $15 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $5 ages 18 and under. Non-Members - $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $5 ages 18 and under. Day of Show tickets: All tickets increase by $5.

More Information | Keynote Speaker | 2012 Authors & Books | Schedule of Events |  Press Coverage | Georgia Center for the Book | Ticketed Events