The University of Georgia community will come together at the end of January to celebrate the life and accomplishments of former UGA Regents’ and Franklin Professor Emerita of English and Creative Writing Judith Ortiz Cofer.
The memorial for Cofer will be held on Friday, January 27 at 3:00 p.m. at the University of Georgia Chapel. A reception will follow at the nearby Demosthenian Hall. All are welcome to attend.
Known to many as an extraordinary writer, poet, teacher, colleague, and friend, Cofer has published many works, including The Line of the Sun, A Love Story Beginning in Spanish, The Latin Deli: Prose & Poetry, and most recently, The Cruel Country. Cofer received numerous honors and awards throughout her career, including grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of Georgia Humanities Center, and the Florida Fine Arts Council.
The celebration of Cofer’s life is sponsored by the University of Georgia Press, the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, the UGA Libraries, the Georgia Review, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the UGA Department of English, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.