It’s Fall ‘all! And that means it time for the Books Love & Taters Book Festival! This will be the 5th Annual Books Love & Taters Book Festival and we are super excited! Not only is it a great birthday, we are getting bigger! This year the #BLTBF will feature TEN AUTHORS. Most from South Georgia! What better way to support and meet your local authors?
Today I want to introduce you to…
A native of the Florida Gulf Coast, Jeff Newberry is the Poet in Residence at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. His most recent book is A Stairway to the Sea (Pulpwood Press). His is author of the poetry collection Brackish (Aldrich Press) and the chapbook A Visible Sign (Finishing Line ). With fellow Gulf Coast native, Brent House, he is the co-editor of the anthology The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast (Snake Nation Press).
Newberry’s writing has appeared in a variety of print and online journals, including Anti-, Birmingham Poetry Review, The Florida Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Cortland Review, Chattahoochee Review, New South, Memorious, Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art, Southeast Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection and Waccamaw: A Journal of Contemporary Literature. He has served on the faculty of the prestigious Sanibel Island Writers Conference and given talks and led panels at the Flannery O’Connor and Other Georgia Writers Conference, The Conference on Christianity and Literature, The Florida Literary Arts Coalition’s Other Words Conference, and the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference. The recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, he teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, where he and his students edit Pegasus, a regional literary journal.
Newberry earned his BA and MA in English from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, where as a graduate student he served as the managing editor of Panhandler. He holds a PhD from the University of Georgia, financed by a Faculty Development in Georgia Grant.
Check out Jeff’s titles…
Please visit our authors website and pages. Like and follow them! Let them know what you think of their work. Feel free to comment and share their content. Show them some social media love! 🙂
Keep coming back! I will be hosting each author for the next 3 days! Don’t forget to come to Ocilla, Georgia on October 29th. We will have the Georgia Sweet Potato Festival going. Within the Arts & Crafts vendors you will find the 5th Annual Books Love & Taters Book Festival! Stop by our booth. Say hello. Ask your questions. Buy some books. Don’t forget to get them autographed! And as always Have Fun Reading!
Until next time…
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