Valerie Emerick



Rock and Ha

A fall road trip is in order to see some of these great shows Summer is over and the holidays are just around the corner, which makes autumn the perfect time to skip town for a day or two before having to deal with buying holiday gifts, hosting family and eating yourself senseless on all […]

Living Word

Sandhills attendees to interact with successful authors Augusta State University, now Georgia Regents University, has been hosting The Sandhills Writers Conference since 1975. Reconfigured and renamed The Sandhills Writers Series in 2011, this writer’s symposium continues to draw nationally and internationally recognized published authors to Augusta. On Tuesday, October 22, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay […]

Hard Work Pays Off

Hard Work Pays Off

Local writers honored with Porter Fleming Literary Awards Valerie Emerick Three authors from the CSRA have been distinguished as Porter Fleming Literary Award recipients in this year’s competition. The 2013 Porter Fleming Literary Competition is now in its 20th year of rewarding outstanding writing in the Southeast and recognizes talented writers who reside in Alabama, […]

Five Days of Fun

Five Days of Fun

Westobou Festival returns with dance, film, music, spoken word and visual art The Westobou Festival is back this year and continues to provide the CSRA with unique cultural opportunities not available anywhere else. The festival takes place over five days, October 2-6, and will showcase an array of performances and exhibitions featuring distinct talent in […]

“Here’s Johnny!”

Cinema Series opens with a Shining double feature The Georgia Regents University Cinema Series (formerly the Film Series) kicks off this week with a double feature celebrating the work of Stanley Kubrick. Co-chairs of the cinema series, professors Matthew Buzzell and Rick Pukis, have orchestrated more than just a name change for this year’s film […]

Fun With Tubes

Fun With Tubes

“Ah, what a life!” I’m pretty sure that’s what he’s saying to me right now. After all, just look at him, sitting there nibbling on one kernel of corn after another. “Don’t look at me like you’re not in trouble,” I say in response to his innocent stare. “How many times do I have to […]

The Aesthetics of Desire

The Aesthetics of Desire

Local artist Miozotis Pumarol is what one might consider a renaissance woman when it comes to the visual arts. Originally from Manhattan, she got her start in fashion design and has also done illustration and fashion art, as well as 3-D pieces made up of recycled materials and jewelry making. She also does fashion photography […]