Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 11:12:59 -0500

From: "William A. Kretzschmar, Jr." billk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ATLAS.UGA.EDU

Subject: Re: Cultural Olympiad (fwd)

I am forwarding the following announcement to the list, even though not

strictly dialectological, because it is one of the first expressions of

the Cultural Olympiad.

Regards, Bill


Bill Kretzschmar Phone: 706-542-2246

Dept. of English FAX: 706-542-2181

University of Georgia Internet: billk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Athens, GA 30602-6205 Bitnet: wakjengl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uga



In keeping with the rich literary legacy of the American South,

The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games Cultural Olympiad, in

collaboration with The Georgia Review, will host an unprecedented

gathering of the Nobel Laureates of Literature on April 23-25. Sixteen

laureates today represent 15 countries, a range of excellence that also

epitomizes the international spirit of the Olympic Games. Nine of these

distinguished artists have agreed to convene at The Carter Center in

Atlanta in April, making this event the largest gathering of literary

laureates in the 92-year history of the Nobel awards. Participants

include Czeslaw Milosz, Claude Simon, Wole Soyinka, Joseph Brodsky,

Camilo Jose Cela, Octavio Paz, Derek Walcott, Toni Morrison and Kenzaburo

Oe. The Laureates will be joined by former President Jimmy Carter, who

will deliver opening remarks, and Rita Dove, Poet Laureate of the United


The schedule of events (subject to change) includes: Formal

Convocation Dinner on April 23; opening remarks, a moderated panel

discussion among the laureates, and two readings by laureates on April

24; and a panel discussion, readings, and other program (to be announced)

on April 25.

Admission to the conference is limited. The conference fee is

$200 ($225 after April 1) and includes the panel sessions, reserved

seating for the readings, box lunches at The Carter Center, parking at

The Carter Center and the Georgia Tech Center for the Arts, bus

transportation to/from the two event sites (for participants who stay at

the conference hotel), a conference packet and a program book produced by

The Georgia Review. The Formal Convocation Dinner, held Sunday night,

April 23, requires a separate fee of $150. The total fee for both the

conference and the Formal Convocation Dinner is $335 ($360 after April

1). Payment by check or VISA must be submitted in conjunction with a

completed registration form. Mail order only, please. To request a

registration form, please call 404-224-1835.

To receive a School Study Guide regarding the Nobel Laureates

program, you may also call 404-224-1835. Please leave your name,

address, and affiliation, and indicate whether you need a high school,

college, or continuing education guide.