As a continued effort to show our support for Southern culture and arts, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails hosted its 2nd Annual Prize in Southern Poetry, accepting poem submissions from thirteen southern states. This year’s poems were judged by none other than the author of Bodies that Hum and esteemed Professor of English and Creative Writing at Georgia State University, Professor Beth Gylys. Among the poems, Professor Gylys selected, “For Our Mother”, by Sophia Gorgens of Atlanta, GA.
Sophia is a second-year medical student at Emory University. Sophia lived in Georgia from 2006-2011 and returned to the South in July of 2015. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology and English with a minor in Creative Writing at Boston College. While at Boston College, Sophia received the Cushing Award in 2014 & 2015, as well as the Bishop Kelleher Award in 2015. She also held the position of Editor-in-Chief of Stylus, the literary and arts magazine of Boston College. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Styloid Process, the literary and arts magazine of Emory School of Medicine. Sophia has work published in Stylus, the Laughing Medusa, the Medical Humanities Journal of Boston College, the Styloid Process, the Tokyo Weekender, Pulse, and Eunoia Review. As for Sophia’s upcoming work, she will be published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Mayday Magazine. She is honored to be the recipient of the 2nd Annual White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails’ Prize in Southern Poetry and is extremely grateful for the support.
The White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails team congratulates Sophia Gorgens for her success and appreciates her contribution to this year’s Prize in Southern Poetry.
2ND ANNUAL WOKC SOUTHERN POETRY COMPETITION — RULES FOR SUBMISSION In a continuing celebration of Southern culture and arts, WOKC invites poets from across the South to explore the depths of nature this Valentine’s Day. Poems will be evaluated and judged by Beth Gylys, author of Bodies that Hum, winner of the Gerald Cable First Book Award, …
Ring in the New Year with WOKC’s 5th annual Bourbon, Bubbles, and Bluegrass dinner celebration! We’re welcoming 2017 with bourbon flights, wine pairings, and a fabulous five course menu. The Jason Kenney band will provide live bluegrass tunes in our Barrel Bar where lighter fare will be available.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
“I am excited to be joining the team at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails and could not be happier to be hosting Francois Lieubeau of Domaine de la Fruitiere and Tim Willard of European Cellars for my first event!” Pucillo and Willard have a history of working together. “European Cellars has an incredible portfolio… [Tim] has never put a wine in front of me that I haven’t enjoyed.”
We look forward to seeing you on Monday!
At White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, we’ve had the pleasure of serving many of your moms over the last few years. This weekend, we are taking the time to appreciate them once again with our Inaugural Annual Brunch in the Garden.
With garden giveaways and gourmet chocolates made just for mom, we will feature a mimosa bar as well as a celebratory menu with favorites from our Barrel Bar menu and special brunch menu items.
Reservations still available. Shall we save you and your mom a seat?