GGC to host Button Gwinnett Day 2017
Georgia Gwinnett College, in partnership with Gwinnett County Public Library, will host the seventh annual Button Gwinnett Day on April 12, 2017, in celebration of Gwinnett’s history and in recognition of the Georgia signer of the Declaration of Independence for whom the county is named. The event will be held in Cisco Auditorium, Building C, from 10:00 a.m. to noon and is open to the public.
The day will begin with a Literary Summit featuring authors Thomas Mullen, The Last Town on Earth, and Richard Hoard, The Race Before Us, followed by a panel discussion on the process of writing, the new world of journalism and what it takes to become a published author. Guest panelists are:
Bob Babcock, chief executive officer and founder, Deeds Publishing
Dr. Steven Brown, professor of business, Georgia Gwinnett College
Will Hammock, sports editor, Gwinnett Daily Post
The 2017 Button Gwinnett Day will conclude with a private presentation to author and publisher Elliott Brack with the second GGC Preservation Award for his dedication to the preservation of Gwinnett County history.
Brack, a native Georgian, currently publishes GeorgiaClips, an executive news digest of Georgia, and distributes an online commentary forum. During his career, Brack served as associate publisher for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, vice president and general manager of Gwinnett Daily News and published a weekly paper in Jesup, Georgia.