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Writers’ Harvest Features Valdosta State Professor October 22

TIFTON –The annual Writers’ Harvest sponsored by “Pegasus”, the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College literary magazine, will take place on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Peanut Museum at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at ABAC.

The featured reader at this year’s Writers’ Harvest is Thomas Jeffrey Vasseur.  Vasseur is the author of “Discovering the World: Thirteen Stories” from Mercer University Press. He was raised on a small cattle farm in western Kentucky. He left his native state at the age of 21, traveling and working odd jobs while spending extended periods in South America and Europe.           From 1992 to 1996 he served as Master of Fine Arts Coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University, and then joined the English Department at Valdosta State University.  He has received a Utah Fiction Award, a North Point Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to the University of California-Berkeley, and is a two-time finalist for Georgia’s Townsend Award for fiction. He is currently completing a novel set in the Amazon basin region of Brazil and Bolivia.

The price of admission to the Writers’ Harvest is one nonperishable food item or canned good. All donations go to support Brother Charlie’s Rescue Mission. Staff members of “Pegasus” will collect canned goods and non-perishable items through the date of the Writers’ Harvest. 

Donations can also be dropped off at the offices of “Pegasus” co-advisors, Dr. Jeff Newberry, Associate Professor of English, and Dr. Sandra Giles, Associate Professor of English.  Newberry’s office is located in Conger Hall, Room 309, and Giles’ office is in King Hall, Room 2E.  Donations can also be dropped off at the “Pegasus” office located on the third floor of the J. Lamar Branch Student Center. 

For more information on the Writers’ Harvest, interested persons can contact Newberry via e-mail at
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