Hello Faithful Followers and everyone else who may just be stopping by! The Staff here at the University Press of North Georgia have a goal to update our website at least three times a week. We encourage you to keep checking back for the latest and greatest updates, contests, events, and etc.
We have a full slate of things going on right now. We are eagerly planning out and customizing our “Bringing Appalachia to the World” workshop that’s happening on Feb 3rd from 4-5pm. This workshop will focus on blogging and ebooks and how they are allowing more and more people to get their voices heard, focusing on the under-heard Appalachian Voice. The workshop does have limited space and has already been filled. But if you’d like to be put on the waiting list, you can contact the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
But wait, even if you can’t get into the workshop, we’re hosting a reception afterwards that EVERYONE is invited to. There’s no space limit there. Drop by the Vickery House between 5:30 and 6:30pm on Friday, Feb 3rd and meet the Press. We’ll have information about the press available, as well as have an area set up with all of our available books. Free Refreshments will be provided. This is your chance to come pick the brains of our editors and maybe even see some of our authors!
In other exciting news, we’re holding a contest! We’ll be giving away the Stonepile Anthology Collection (Vol 1 & 2) to two lucky winners. Want to take part? All you have to do is sign up for our e-newsletter between now and Valentines Day. Winners will be announce at Noon on Feb. 14th. Already signed up for our e-newsletter? No problem, just fill in your email again to enter. We still get notified of the entry and we promise you won’t get sent double emails when newsletter time comes about!
The Stonepile Writers’ Anthology is a series of books that contain stories and poems from the writers of the North Georgia Mountains. Each entry is judged, juried, and executed — no wait, that’s not right. Anyway, each selection in both books were hand picked from lots and lots of entries. They are some of the best that North Georgia has to offer, and we’re offering you a chance to get them for free! So enter today!
Another exciting announce is UPNG’s new partnership with ebrary. The partnership itself was solidified last Fall; however, we are pleased to announce that The Military and the Monarchy: The Case and Career of the Duke of Cambridge in an Age of Reform by Kevin W. Farrell will soon be available through ebrary. It is the first book available through this format, though it certainly won’t be our last.