Former Flagpole editor, foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and current national correspondent for The New York Times Richard Fausett will sit in conversation with Chunklet publisher and former Flagpole writer himself Henry Owings and Commonwealth Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Virginia Grace Elizabeth Hale on Saturday, Oct. 22 in the library’s auditorium. Specifically, they’ll discuss Owings’ latest Athens-centric book Plus1 Athens: Show Flyers From A Legendary Scene 1967-2002 and Hale’s Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture. Each title has received generally positive praise among select criticisms, and this is the first time, to my knowledge, these three have ever been onstage together. Owings lived in Athens from 1991–1997 while releasing records and promoting shows here. Hale is a Georgia native who lived in Athens for a handful of years between the mid-1980s and early ‘90s and played cello for Cordy Lon, who remain among my top favorite Athens bands ever. So there’s that, too.
WHO: Henry Owings and Grace Hale
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m.
WHERE: ACC Library
HOW MUCH: FREE!
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