gets governor's award
Garrett, recently retired as the Henry Hoyns Professor Emeritus
of Creative Writing at U.Va., has been named one of four individual
recipients of the Governor's Awards for the Arts 2000, announced
is best known for his trilogy of historical novels based in Elizabethan
England -- Death of the Fox, The Succession and Entered from the
Sun. His genres include novels, short stories, plays, screenplays,
poetry, literary criticism and history. Garrett first taught at
the University from 1962 to 1966, then directed the graduate program
in contemporary literature and creative writing at Hollins College
from 1967 to 1971. In 1984, Garrett was named to U.Va.'s Hoyns
prolific writer, his other well-known works include: The Sorrows
of Fat City; My Silk Purse and Yours; Whistling in the Dark; Welcome
to the Medicine Show: Postcards, Flashcards, Snapshots; and his
most recent novel The King of Babylon Shall Not Come Against You.
has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career,
including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, the
T.S. Eliot Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Bernard Malamud Award for
winners in the individual artists category are writer Nikki Giovanni
of Christiansburg; composer Adolphus Hailstork of Virginia Beach;
and painter and educator Theresa Pollak of Richmond, who recently
celebrated her 101st birthday.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Sweet Briar and the Wolf
Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna were named winners
in the producing and presenting organizations category.
Rounding out the list of nine winners are the Galax Moose Lodge
No. 733, recognized for putting on the Old Fiddlers' Convention
in Galax for the past 65 years; the Richmond-based Philip Morris
Family of Companies; and Daisy Portuondo of Wise, all in the arts
Blackford, editor of the U.Va.-based Virginia Quarterly Review,
served on the panel of judges for the awards.
Jim Gilmore and First Lady Roxane Gilmore will honor the winners
at ceremonies Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Carpenter Center in Richmond.
Each will receive an original sculpture created by Allan Rosenbaum,
a member of the arts faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The awards ceremony is open to the public. Tickets are available
through Ticketmaster at (804) 262-8100 or at the Carpenter Center
box office. For information, contact Tammy Shackelford at (804)