“UNG The Gold I See” Launch Info + Book Signing

Congratulations to our two giveaway winners: Bailey Schuster and Jessie Atkinson!

Mark your calendars. UNG The Gold I See: The Legacy of UNG’s Dahlonega Campus releases in only one week! Are you excited? We sure are! That’s why we’re throwing a launch party.

Author Bonita Jacobs will be doing a short reading with a signing after. Come visit the Dahlonega Campus bookstore on Tuesday, November 27, from noon – 1 pm. Refreshments will be provided, and there will be a giveaway to win a free copy as well as a t-shirt. This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public. Books can be bought at the bookstore using cash, check, or card (American Express cannot be accepted).

Author book signing for "UNG The Gold I See" Dahlonega campus bookstore on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, from noon to 1 pm. Live reading followed by the book signing. There will be free refreshments and a giveaway. All proceeds go to UNG scholarships.

UNG The Gold I See: The Legacy of UNG’s Dahlonega Campus (978-1-940771-46-5) is an 8.5 x 11 hardback, priced at $29.99. It is printed in full color with illustrations on every page and is designed for Level 4 readers. In addition to the captivating story and images, children will delight in trying to find the hidden nighthawks on every page as they tour UNG’s Dahlonega campus with the Smith family. A history of UNG is included after the story so parents and grandparents can share more details and history. For an additional donation, you can customize your copy with a dedication page to create a treasure that will be remembered forever. UNG The Gold I See is the first in a series about the five UNG campuses: Dahlonega, Gainesville, Cumming, Oconee, and Blue Ridge. The book about Gainesville campus is already in development and will release in 2019.

All proceeds from the book go towards funding scholarships at UNG. Leave your own legacy by helping students build their future.

Meet Author Quentin Falk

QSF3 300British film critic, Quentin Falk, will be coming stateside to promote his book, Travels in Greeneland. There will be two chances for you to meet him and get your book signed!

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11:00am-12:00pm at the Decatur Book Festival, UGA Press Booth, in Decatur, GA.

Monday, September 1, 2014, 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Starbucks lounge in Dahlonega, GA.

Quentin Falk, British author, critic, broadcaster and film journalist, has written acclaimed biographies of Anthony Hopkins, Alfred Hitchcock, Albert Finney, Lord Lew Grade and the Rank Organisation following his first book, Travels in Greeneland: The Cinema of Graham Greene in 1984, which was short-listed for the Mobil/British Film Institute Book of the Year Award. A former editor of the European trade paper, Screen International, and Academy, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts’ (BAFTA) magazine, he has also been a movie reviewer for the Daily MailDaily TelegraphSunday Mirror, and Catholic Herald. In 2013, he was the First Visiting Author at the University of North Georgia.

Travels in Greeneland Cover.fwGraham Greene is one of the twentieth century’s literary giants, and his work has been translated to the cinema more than any other major contemporary novelist. Author and film critic, Quentin Falk examines all aspects of Greene’s involvement in the world of film, including his stint as a movie critic in the 1930s in his book, Travels in Greeneland: The Cinema of Graham Greene. Contrasts are made between the work that Greene himself adapted for the screen such as The Third Man and Our Man in Havana, and the work that has been adapted by others, like The Heart of the Matter and The Honorary Consul. This gorgeous new edition contains a new chapter which includes two of the newest Graham Greene movie adaptations: 2002’s The Quiet American and 2010’s Brighton Rock.

Copies of Travels in Greeneland will be available at both signing locations for purchase.

Book Signing: Poetry Facing Uncertainty

20130307_124926Thursday, March 7, the University Press held a book signing and reading of Poetry Facing Uncertainty by Gordon E. McNeer. This collection of poems consists of eleven of the newest popular Spanish-language poets who have had their works translated into English. These poets are from various Spanish-speaking countries including Spain, Argentina, Columbia, El Salvador, and others. This collection was originally published in Spain, and has been published in several other Spanish-speaking countries like Argentina.

McNeer opened the reading with an explanation as to why he decided to create this collection of poem translations. He stated that he had previously translated five collections of poetry by Spanish speaking poets such as José Hierro and Benjamín Prado, and in doing so built relationships several other poets.20130307_124959

He then began reading a poem by each of the eleven poets. Some poems included “Roadhouse” by Federico Diáz Granados (Columbia), “Why We Want to Be William” by Carlos Aldazábal (Argentina), and “Change of Plans” by Daniel Rodríguez (Spain). He provided background information on each of the poets and the selected poems. “Of My Grandfather” by Ana Wajszczuk (Argentina) describes her experience of discovering the fact that she has Polish heritage at her grandfather’s funeral. In the poem, she explains that she realized this based on the name he was given by her other cousins in a language she did not understand.  He even read one of them in both Spanish and English, upon request of one of the attendees.

The reading was followed by refreshments and autographing session.