Stonepile Writers’ Anthology to be released Jan. 30, 2014
Volume III of the compilation of poetry and prose will be available to the public beginning Jan. 30. All three volumes are published and distributed through the University Press of North Georgia (UPNG), and reviews can be found on GoodReads.com. Stonepile Writers’ Anthology, Volumes I though III, are collections from writers exclusively of southern Appalachia. Volume III was edited by April Loebick.
“The Stonepile Writers’ Anthology has grown into a regional phenomenon,” said Loebick, “and Volume III is proving to be the best collection yet.”
This latest edition features works from Ann Hite, 2012 Georgia Author of the Year winner and author of Ghost on Black Mountain and The Storycatcher, and Tim Westover, author of Auraria, a story about the area between Dawson and Lumpkin counties, a mere stone’s throw from the University of North Georgia, that initiated America’s first gold rush. Further, the Anthology includes works from professors, students and staff at UNG.
Rosann Kent, director of The Georgia Appalachian Studies Center, commented that “In Appalachia, place matters. It forms who we are as well as who we are not, the vessel for kindness as well as the cauldron for hatred. Where is your place? And what is your place in that place? Among these poems and short stories, you may just discover that.”
The release party is to be held at the Vickery House, 24 Vickery Drive, Dahlonega, GA, 30533, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 30, and will feature readings as well as refreshments. Books will be for sale for $19.95; UPNG will only accept cash or personal checks. More information about Stonepile Writers’ Anthology and UPNG can be found at upng.org
Stonepile Writer’s Anthology Vol. III