In this series of eight evenings, University of West Georgia professors Micheal Crafton, Dionne Irving Bremyer, Mark Schoon, Stephanie Chalifoux, Josh Byrd, Nathan Rees, Patrick Erben, and New York Times Bestselling Author, Theresa Brown, come to Newnan, Carrollton, and Serenbe to discuss topics in Language, History, Music, and Art. Join us for a bit of wine and conversation!

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR - Dr. Micheal Crafton, University Provost and Prof. of English

Where: Carnegie Library // Newnan
When: Tuesday, January 29 // 6:00pm reception, 6:30pm talk
If grammar has a history, then grammar must change. Yet if grammar changes, is there such a thing as correct grammar? Correctness often depends on local conditions, yet some grammatical errors can be so severe that even their mother would not claim them. Come find out just how well/good you understand the differences. ***No alcohol served.***
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THE PRICE OF THE TICKET: COMPLICATING TRAVEL - Dr. Dionne Irving Bremyer, Associate Prof. of English

Where: The Hub // Carrollton
When: Tuesday, February 5 // 6:00pm reception, 6:30pm talk

The history of travel runs parallel to the history of colonial rule, whose darker realities linger in even the sunniest of destinations. In service of profit, tourism attempts to distract from this troubling past. But can we confront those realities, engage in thoughtful, responsible travel, and still have a little fun? Join us for some answers.
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LIFE ON THE MOON IN THE 1830s - Mark Schoon, Associate Prof. of Art

Where: Hawthorne Room // The Inn at Serenbe
When: Tuesday, February 19 // 6:00pm reception, 6:30pm talk

For centuries the moon had remained an unattainable subject of speculation and desire. Through a series of illustrated newspaper articles in 1835, however, much of this speculation was to be set straight, as claims of exotic landscapes, flora, and fauna were attributed to the famed astronomer Sir John Herchel. Join us for a look at this and other instances when scientific representation competes with our desires and basic reasoning.
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A REVOLUTION IN MANNERS AND MORALS - Dr. Stephanie Chalifoux, Assistant Prof. of History

Where: The Hub // Carrollton
When: Tuesday, March 5 // 6:00pm reception, 6:30pm talk

Think the 1960s was the era of youthful rebellion? Thing again, daddy-o. In the 1920s, young Americans engaged in dating and dalliances that challenged their parents' ideas of respectable behavior. Come hear about the music, manners, and morals of 1920s modern society in a talk that is sure to be the cat's pajamas. Flappers and big-timers welcome.
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SPECIAL EVENT: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR THERESA BROWN

Where: UWG Center // Newnan
When: Tuesday, March 12 // 6:00pm reception, 6:30pm talk
Join us for a reading and discussion by New York Times Bestselling Author Theresa Brown. Former English professor turned nurse, Brown will read from her latest book, The Shift, which chronicles a day in the life of a nurse. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from this groundbreaking author, recipient of the Blackwell Prize in Literature (worth $10,000), administered by the UWG's School of the Arts.
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READING BEHIND THE LINES (AND SPACES) - Dr. Josh Byrd, Associate Prof. of Music

Where: Hawthorne Room // The Inn at Serenbe 
When: Tuesday, April 2 // 6:00pm reception, 6:30pm talk
Music is much more than notes on a page. But how do performers read beyond the notation? What makes one interpretation different from the next? This session will reveal what lies behind the lines.
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ICON OR IDOL: ART AND THE SECOND COMMANDMENT - Dr. Nathan Rees, Assistant Prof. of Art

Where: UWG Center // Newnan
When: Tuesday, April 9 // 6:00pm reception, 6:30pm talk
From ancient Rabbinic writers to Byzantine iconoclasts and Protestant reformers, theologians have interpreted the second commandment in dramatically different ways. Come encounter the contentious history of graven images as we explore how mixing art and religion sparked the Bonfire of the Vanities, landed the painter Veronese before the Inquisition, and resulted in a masterpiece by Michelangelo being painted over.
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THE MANY FACES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - Dr. Patrick Erben, Prof. of English

Where: Carnegie Library // Newnan
When: Tuesday, April 23 // 6:00pm reception, 6:30pm talk
Printer, politician, scientist, and philanthropist, Benjamin Franklin was above all a master of creating self-images that served many situations--from the pomp of the French court to the muddy streets of Philadelphia. Join us as we consider the ways in which Franklin turned himself into one of American's most enduring cultural myths.
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