Ke Francis came to Piedmont College in Demorest, visiting art classes and the Trillium staff. He also exhibited his work, spoke about the fulfillment delivered by the creative life, and regaled us with stories of mythic proportions.
The new Piedmont College English faculty, Tim O'Keefe and Heidi Lynn Staples, will be giving a shared poetry reading at Avid Bookshop, 493 Prince Avenue. Join us for poetry, books, and chat. The event will be held October 11th, 6:30 pm to 7:30pm.
Timothy O’Keefe is the author of The Goodbye Town, winner of the 2010 FIELD Poetry Prize. His poems and lyric essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, Seneca Review, The Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. He lives in Athens, Georgia, where he is Assistant
Professor of English and Creative Writing at Piedmont College.
Heidi Lynn Staples is the author of four collections, including Noise Event, forthcoming from Ahsahta and Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake, recently released from Caketrain. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She lives in Athens, GA, where she works as an Assistant Professor of English at Piedmont College, attends the farmer's market, and kick-scoots downtown.
The Piedmont College humanities department held its annual welcome back party last Thursday. The event was a great success, with more than 30 students and the entire humanities faculty gathering in the courtyard beside Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art for good conversation and Copper Pot's legendary specialty pizza. A big welcome and thanks to the Museum's new director Daniel White, who opened the courtyard for the party. Thanks also to Bethany Murley for taking the pictures. Studying the humanities at PC brings many a reason to smile!
Dr. Heidi Lynn Staples, Meghan Meeks, and Hillary Kelley attended the launch of Clayton State University's literary and arts journal, The Cygnet. The event was held at the beautiful college located in Morrow, Ga. The Trillium staffers got to have a meet and greet with the adviser, Brigitte Byrd, and the staff of Cygnet.
Between the meet and greet and the actual ceremony, there was time to enjoy the nature around the campus that includes a lake and some kinda friendly, kinda scary creatures.
The friendly turtle and his duck companion.
Then came the ceremony for which everyone received a free copy of the beautifully done Cygnet. Following introductions, there were many readings and the closing to a night of great conversation and literary greatness.