Literary Roots in Georgia

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1985
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of a 15 tape set on 3/4-inch U-Matic videocassettes of Georgia writers reading and discussing their work on the University of Georgia campus May 16-18, 1985. Authors include Raymond Andrews, Mary Hood, John Oliver Killens, James Dickey, Harry Crews, Bettie Sellers and David Bottoms, among others.
Biographical Note: "When David Bottoms was twenty-nine, his first book, Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump, was chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet Robert Penn Warren from more than 1,300 submissions as winner of the 1979 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. In 2000, at age fifty, Bottoms was appointed by Governor Roy Barnes as Georgia's poet laureate, and in 2009 he was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. His many awards and publications attest to his stature as one of the South's leading writers."--From the New Georgia Encyclopedia, viewed Nov. 16, 2010 (
Extent: 15 videocassettes (Umatic) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Genre: Educational/cultural works;Readings;Documentaries and factual works
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by the University of Georgia.
Cite Collection As: Literary roots in Georgia, 1985. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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