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Announcement: 

As the worldwide coronavirus and COVID-19 situation has evolved, UWG leaders have been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and the University System of Georgia. The health, safety, and wellbeing of all UWG stakeholders are of paramount importance. In the best interest of all involved parties, the university has suspended all events taking place for the rest of the Spring 2020 Semester, which includes the remaining Other Night School events. We hope to reschedule these dynamic lecturers for a future semester. Please stay tuned.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and wish you all well in these trying times. 

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  • The Anatomy of a Poem
    with Chad Davidson, SOTA Director and Professor of English

    Tuesday, January 21 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    Carnegie Library, Newnan *No Alcohol Served*
    If asked, most people will claim ignorance when it comes to what poetry does and means. Why, though, don't we ask the more important question of how it means, where it derives its power? What, in other words, makes a poem tick (like a heart or a bomb)? *Tickets are not required at the door, but don't forget to RSVP for door prizes.

  • Facts and Fantasy in Western Art
    with Nathan Rees, Associate Professor of Art

    Tuesday, January 28 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    The Paint Space, Serenbe
    Artists were responsible for defining our popular image of the "Old West," but how can we separate legend from fact? Come explore how artists navigated between history and myth as they shaped our vision of the American frontier. *Tickets are not required at the door, but don't forget to RSVP for door prizes.

  • Getting Warmer: Literature of Environmental Crisis
    with Shannon Finck, Senior Lecturer of English

    Tuesday, February 11 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    The Hub, Carrollton
    Great works of fiction have historically represented fundamental truths of individual human experience. As humans become the single most significant force affecting the planet, however, is it time to rethink the novel's purpose? *Tickets are not required at the door, but don't forget to RSVP for door prizes.

  • Remembering the Confederacy
    with Keith Bohannon, Professor of History

    Tuesday, February 18 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    UWG Newnan Center
    Terrible events in recent years have prompted a new phase of debate and discussion over Confederate symbols. This talk will examine the origins of the mythology of the Lost Cause, and the controversy over what place, if any, Confederate monuments should have in our twenty-first century landscape. *Tickets are not required at the door, but don't forget to RSVP for door prizes.

  • Special Event: Blackwell Prize-Winner Graham Barnhart
    Poet and author of The War Makes Everyone Lonely

    Tuesday, March 10 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    Carnegie Library, Newnan *No Alcohol Served*
    Join us for a ready by poet and US Army veteran Graham Barnhart, whose debut collection The War Makes Everyone Lonely earned him the Blackwell Prize in Writing (worth $10,000) administered by SOTA. *Tickets are not required at the door, but don't forget to RSVP for door prizes.

  • Canceled: The Smallest of Slaves: Enslaved Youth in Jamaica
    with Colleen A. Vasconcellos, Associate Professor of History

    Tuesday, March 24 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    Hawthorne Room, The Inn at Serenbe
    Jamaica's sugar empire was once the brightest jewel in the English Crown. Yet that jewel's biggest flaw was the enslavement of millions, including children. What was the nature of childhood in such an environment?

  • Canceled: Opera is Dead, Long Live Opera!
    with Dawn Neely, Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Opera Workshop

    Tuesday, April 7 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    The Hub, Carrollton
    Critics have lamented for decades that opera is a dying art. But is opera really dying, or is it instead constantly being reborn?

  • Canceled: How to be a Citizen of the World
    with Rob Kilpatrick, Chair, Department of International Languages and Cultures

    Tuesday, April 21 | 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm talk
    UWG Newnan Center
    When asked where he came from, Socrates did not answer "From Athens" but "From the world." In our current era of globalization mixed with resurgent nationalism, however, are these ideals still desirable or even possible?