East Georgia State College (EGSC) welcomed local author Kathy Bradley to the college for the second Vision Series event of the semester. The event was held on National Author’s Day, Tuesday, November 1. EGSC faculty, staff, students, and the community were all invited to attend the free event.
Bradley’s speech was held in the Gambrell Building Auditorium on the EGSC-Swainsboro Campus. She concluded her speech with a book signing for people in attendance.
Bradley is the author of two books, Breathing and Walking Around and Wondering Toward Center, for which she received Georgia Author of the Year Awards in 2013 and 2017. She has also received the Will D. Campbell Prize for Creative Nonfiction, was a finalist for the Foreward INDIES Book of the Year Award in Essay and was a nominee for the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA).
Students in the Correll Scholars Program at EGSC read and studied Bradley’s book Breathing and Walking Around as part of their Correll Scholars class. The students were able to attend the event and speak with Bradley about her work.
Breathing and Walking Around is a record of four years’ worth of observations of common people, everyday events, and the natural world made by Kathy Bradley from her home in the coastal plains of South Georgia. A lawyer by training, a storyteller by nature, she shares with precision and layer upon layer of sensory image simple tales that emerge, in the end, as parables.
About EGSC’s Vision Series:
The Vision Series at EGSC is an initiative that brings programs of intellectual and cultural enrichment to the College and its broader constituency. Since its inception, the Vision Series has hosted outstanding personalities, authors, newsmakers, musical performances, dance companies, and theatrical productions. Through sponsored field trips, students and community members have opportunities to attend exhibitions and dramatic productions, not only in Georgia, but in neighboring states, as well.