4/21/17 5p-7p Campus Center Rooftop
Seaswells' annual First Copy event to celebrate and support our students' photography, poetry, prose, and art will be held on Friday, April 21 5 PM-7 PM on the Campus Center Rooftop(rain/heat location: Campus Center Lobby). Please plan to attend, and encourage students to attend. All attendees will receive copies of the journal; swag bestowed until supplies are exhausted. As always, we will announce winners of the cash prizes in our contests at First Copy. New this year, we brought in judges beyond CCGA to select the winners in each category, in order to foster connections between our students and the larger artistic communities. Three of these four judges are able to join us--they will share their own award-winning work and our students' work. Judges' bios follow. We also created a Professors' Pick/Staff Selection designation in each category, for which faculty and staff voted. We look forward to seeing you at First Copy!
Barr Poetry Contest Judge: Andrea Jurjević*, a native of Croatia, is the author of Small Crimes,winner of the 2015 Philip Levine Prize (Anhinga Press, 2017). Her poems appear in journals such as Epoch, TriQuarterly, Best New Poets, The Missouri Review, and her translations of contemporary Croatian poetry in Gulf Coast, Lunch Ticket, and Drunken Boat. She is the recipient of the 2013 Robinson Jeffers Tor Prize, the 2015 RHINO Translation Prize, Tennessee Williams Scholarship in Poetry from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and Fulton County Arts and Culture Fellowship.
Austin/Garner Prose Contest Judge: Jocelyn Heath* is a poet and prose writer whose essays have appeared in The Atlantic and The Fourth River. Her poem “Orbital,” won the 2014 Alison Joseph Poetry Award from Crab Orchard Review; other poems appear in Poet Lore, Sinister Wisdom, Bellingham Review, Natural Bridge, and elsewhere. In addition to her creative work, she is an Assistant Editor for Smartish Pace and a doctoral candidate at Georgia State University, where she teaches writing.
Seaswells Art Contest Judge: Kevin Pullen* is an artist and sculptor who is celebrated for his unique ability to bring obscure persons and historical figures to life through his sculptures. Pullen is the first “Artist in Residence” at the College of Coastal Georgia. He also currently serves as an instructor of media production (Audio, Video & Film Technologies) at the Golden Isles Career Academy (GICA) in Brunswick, Georgia. Previously, Pullen worked in commercial aviation, holding positions in operations and management for 15 years.
Seaswells Photography Contest Judge: Mike Muszynski is a bassoonist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with a background as a freelance sports photographer and photo editor. During the last 15 years, he has photographed many sporting events, including the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, Atlanta Hawks, and various collegiate football and basketball games. As an editor, he works for USA Today Sports Image, a wire service specializing in both sports and entertainment photography.
*judge who will be at First Copy