Special Collections to host “Writer’s Workshop”

Special Collections WorkshopReese Library Special Collections will sponsor a writers workshop for the Augusta-Richmond County Journal on February 2, 2013 from 11 am to 1 pm. Dr. Russell Brown, the journal’s editor, will be available to discuss the writer’s guidelines and to offer critique on material written by students, faculty and the community which might be suitable for inclusion in the publication.

Material selected for the Augusta-Richmond County Journal deals primarily with historical topics relating to Augusta or Richmond County, Georgia from all time periods. To examine copies of the journal, please visit Reese Library, its Special Collections or the Augusta Main Library.

This is an excellent opportunity, most especially for students, to add professional writing credits to their resumes for work or graduate school admission.

Dr. Russell Brown is a respected writer in local history whose works include: A flag for the 10th Immunes. Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers : perspectives on the African American militia and volunteers, 1865-1917 ed. Bruce Glasrun (2011), Our connection with Savannah” : history of the First Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters, 1862-1865 (2004), From greenhouses to green jackets / some history and personalities of the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters with Vicki Greene (2003) Augusta’s “Pet Company” : the Washington Light Artillery of Augusta, Georgia (2001), To the manner born : the life of General William H.T. Walker (1994),and Fallen in battle : American general officer combat fatalities from 1775 (1988).

The Augusta-Richmond County History writers’ workshop is also the kick-off event for Reese Library Special Collections to offer extended hours for community users on the first Saturday of every month from 9 to 5 when Reese Library is in operation. For more information call Special Collections at 706-667-4904 or email: spcoll@aug.edu