Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 11:12:59 -0500 From: "William A. Kretzschmar, Jr." 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 CONVOCATION OF NOBEL LAUREATES OF LITERATURE TO BE HELD IN ATLANTA 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 States. 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.