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Signature Lectures: Valerie Boyd Tribute

September 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame: Valerie Boyd Tribute

Who: Rosalind Bentley, Karen Good Marable, Latria Graham, Tayari Jones, and Shay Youngblood, writers who collaborated with noted author and former UGA faculty member Valerie Boyd

Location: Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Room 285

Atlanta native Valerie Boyd was a writer, teacher, editor and acclaimed biographer of Zora Neale Hurston. Her 2003 book, “Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston,” was celebrated as “the definitive Hurston biography for many years to come.” The book won the Southern Book Award for best nonfiction of the year, and Boyd was named Georgia Author of the Year in nonfiction. Her final books, “Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker” and “Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic,” will be posthumously published in 2022. This panel discussion will feature writers who contributed to “Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic.”

Sponsored by UGA Libraries, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, UGA Press


September 22, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries
300 S Hull Street
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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