Georgia’s poet laureate to speak at Kennesaw State University

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Sept. 6‚ 2006) — David Bottoms‚ Georgia’s poet laureate and one of the South’s most…

Georgia (Sep 6, 2006) — Georgia’s poet laureate to speak at Kennesaw State University

Frances Weyand

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Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or fweyand@kennesaw.edu


KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Sept. 6‚ 2006) — David Bottoms‚ Georgia’s poet laureate and one of the South’s most celebrated writers‚ will speak at a poetry celebration Saturday‚ Sept. 16‚ 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.‚ at the KSU Center. His first book of poetry‚ “Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump‚” won the 1979 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets.

The celebration‚ “Poetry of the Golden Generation‚” will recognize outstanding unpublished poetry by writers 50 years and older. Registration to attend the event ends Saturday‚ Sept. 9.

A panel discussion on “Getting Your Poetry Published” and a presentation on “Prize−winning Poetry and Why it Wins” by professor Robert Hill will follow Bottoms’ keynote address. In addition‚ winners of the “Poetry of the Golden Generation” juried competition will be announced and will read from their works.

The cost to attend this event is $30‚ which includes the day’s programming‚ a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information‚ e−mail the CAREing Center at CAREing@kennesaw.edu or call 770−499−3340.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a brand new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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