A Seat in the Shade is a summer poetry series featuring published writers reading each week. It culminates with a performance from UGA faculty and students as they explore what it means to break out of the box in your writing. Avid is excited to be a part of this long-time poetry series!

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, award-winning author Jericho Brown will be at Hendershot's and read a selection of his poetry. Avid Bookshop will be on-site selling Jericho's books.

Purchase PLEASE here:


Purchase THE NEW TESTAMENT here: https://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9781556594571

Purchase THE TRADITION here: https://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9781556594861


Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Writer's Award. Brown’s first book, PLEASE (New Issues, 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, THE NEW TESTAMENT (Copper Canyon, 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is THE TRADITION (Copper Canyon, 2019). His poems have appeared in THE BENNINGTON REVIEW, BUZZFEED, FENCE, JUBILAT, THE NEW REPUBLIC, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE NEW YORKER, THE PARIS REVIEW, TIME MAGAZINE, and several volumes of THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.

For more information on A Seat in the Shade please visit https://coe.uga.edu/events/a-seat-in-the-shade


  • Occurred Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


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Athens, GA 30601

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