2009 Induction Ceremony

A capacity crowd attends the 2009 "writers forum" moderated by Georgia literary scholar Hugh Ruppersburg and featuring past Georgia Writers Hall of Fame honorees Terry Kay and Ferroll Sams, and 2009 Hall of Fame inductees David Bottoms and Coleman Barks, in the Miller Learning Center's third floor Reading Room.

Georgia poet laureate David Bottoms, left, laughs, at a remark by fellow 2009 honoree Coleman Barks, right.

Coleman Barks, left, contemplates the harmony of Georgia novelists Terry Kay, center, and Ferroll Sams, Jr. right.

University Librarian William Gray Potter welcomes the audience of the 7th annual Gerogia Writers Hall of Fame award ceremony.

Novelist Philip Lee Williams presents the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame posthumous award to his friend and fellow Georgia novelist Raymond Andrews.

Shirley Lowrie, Raymond Andrews' sister, accepts the posthumous award on behalf of her brother and his family.

Coleman Barks responds to his induction with remarks and a reading of his poetry.

David Bottoms thanks the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame program for his selection, and reads from his poems.

Sam Burch, Robert Burch's nephew, accepts the late Georgia novelist's posthumous honor on behalf of the Burch family.

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