Georgia Author of the Year Awards
|Bob Wood collecting his GAYA for Poetry|
Also taking home awards last night were my friends Jessica Handler for her inspirational book Braving The Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief and Loss; Charles McNair's excellent novel Pickett's Charge was a semi-finalist for fiction; Jody McFerrin's cookbook, FundaMENUS, was a semi-finalist for inspirational; Jim Elledge won for his biography Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist; and Terra Elan McVoy won for her young adult novel Criminal. Here's a link to the full list of winners for the 2014 GAYAs.
|GCFTB director Joe Davich talks to Shelli Johannes-Wells|
As for Render, the opportunities to read and share the poems will continue this fall in London at the Polari reading at Southbank Centre and, just confirmed, the Georgia Literary Festival in Augusta in November. More details soon.