Sept. 4: Opening publication party for It is Written: My Life in Letters, from 5-7 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Russell Special Collections Library at 300 Hull Street on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga. Open free to the public, with a reading and autographing. Cash bar and refreshments available. Free parking in the high-rise parking deck next to the library.
Sunday, Sept. 14: Café au Libris, Athens-Clarke Library. 3 p.m.
Sept. 20-21: Southern Independent Booksellers Association, Norfolk, Va. Sunday, Sept. 21, 12-3, the Movable Feast of Authors event. Not open to public but available to booksellers attending this yearly event for the southern bookselling industry. Philip hopes to see bookstore owners there!
Sept. 27: Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference, Columbus, Ga. Philip will teach a group on writing autobiography. Why should you tell your life's story even if you haven't been famous in your life? Philip will tell the story of his own journey in writing his story and will give you tips and ideas of how to make a daunting task much easier and something that will become a treasure for those you love and who love you. He will give you specific ideas for organizing you're life's story and answer every question you might have. http://www.chattwriters.org/
Oct. 16: 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Athens, GA. 7 p.m.
Oct. 26: Bartram event, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. 3 p.m. See http://ncbg.unc.edu/bartram/. This event is tied to Philip’s book The Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of William Bartram
November 7-8: Georgia Literary Festival, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Ga. Times/events to come.
Nov. 8-10: Appearance in support of new Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductees Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Athens, GA. Schedule to come!
Nov. 16: Landsmarks Society, Madison, Ga. Time/place to come