UGA welcomes author and journalist Mellisa Fay Green to campus on April 19 to give the 20th Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel:
Greene's lecture on "The Literature of Fact and Why Good Writing Still Matters" is free and open to the public. A brief reception will follow.
"Like Melissa herself, her writing is brilliantly sensitive to the hilarious as well as the bittersweet. I am very grateful that she is joining the ranks of truly gifted writers who have come to campus as Phinizy lecturers," said James C. Cobb, Phinizy Lecture committee chair and the Spalding Distinguished Research Professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of history.
Origins of the Phinizy Lecture date back to the UGA class of 1838 and the endowment epitomizes the legacy of private support: honoring the past by investing in the future. Green's lecture will be a treat, a wonderful afternoon on campus.