GWM Features Madison Writers Feb. 13

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On Thursday, February 13, Georgia Writers Museum launches an exciting new program called “Georgia’s Very Own” (GVO), featuring two local writers from Madison at its inaugural event.  GVO is one way for the Museum to deliver on its commitment to encourage and promote current Georgia writers of all genres by offering a forum for two to three lesser-known published writers to present their work in a place where famous Georgia writers are celebrated every day. Initially, GVO will be a quarterly event.  

The evening event features authors Jim Halloran and Stephen Huggins of Madison. A retired educator and author of several professional, college and high school textbooks, Halloran combined his education and writing backgrounds to author Baseball and America.  A lifelong student and lover of the game, Halloran writes about the game’s 150 years in American history, how it sustained and healed America’s people during the worst of times and how, even today, it has the power to unite a truly diverse people.  Baseball and America celebrates the nostalgia older fans enjoy about certain players and teams, and teaches newer generations about the hardships baseball and America have faced together. 

Stephen Huggins is a retired aerospace executive who describes himself as having a permanent embrace of Libertarian politics and Objectivist philosophy. Huggins wrote his book, America’s Use of Terror, from Colonial Times to the A-Bomb, from a historical perspective where he states that the United States has itself resorted to acts of terror to solve its most challenging problems. He writes that recognizing the dissonance between the ideal and the real America is the only way we will be able to truly understand and confront modern terrorism. 

The program is from 7:00 to 9:00 PM; doors open at 6:30. More information and tickets are available at  

As a new program, Georgia’s Very Own is looking for volunteers to further refine the program and work on outreach to and selection of writers for the three remaining GVO events for 2020.  If you would like to volunteer to work on this program, please send an email to or call 706-991-5119. 

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