Savannah Book Festival to host legendary University of Georgia Football Coach Vince Dooley February 20, 2011
Posted by mysavannah on December 1, 2010
(SAVANNAH, GA) Legendary University of Georgia Football Coach Vince Dooley will be the Guest Speaker at Sunday Brunch Fundraiser for the Fourth Annual Savannah Book Festival, Sunday, February 20, 2011.
The 2011 Savannah Book Festival welcomes former University of Georgia athletic director and football coach, Vince Dooley, as their Sunday Brunch speaker. Dooley will be discussing his newest book, “Vince Dooley’s Garden – The Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach” on Sunday, February 20th, 2011 at 11:00am to 1:00pm in the Chatham Club on the 14th floor at the Desoto Hilton Hotel, 15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA.
“Vince Dooley’s Garden – The Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach” is a 160-page personal journal illustrated by renowned Georgia artist Steve Penley. In his book, both a diary and travelogue of sorts, Dooley displays the same enthusiasm and dedication to the horticultural field as he did in his 25-year-plus coaching career.
Football fans and plant enthusiasts alike will enjoy this very open and personal story by one of Georgia’s greatest sports figures, while Penley’s pen-and-ink illustrations bring to life the gardens and plants around the world that have so inspired Dooley. Together, the words and pictures are a visible depiction of how the former coach has combined his taste for impressionist art with his love of gardens.
Whether reading or simply flipping through the pictures, even the most rabid Bulldog enthusiasts may find themselves catching Dooley’s horticultural bug – a devotion that no amount of bad weather can hold back, according to the author. “It never rains on the practice field or in the garden,” Dooley writes.
Savannah Book Festival will take place during President’s Day weekend, February 18-20, 2011. Now in its fourth year, Georgia’s literary event of the year remains free for all to attend. Visit www.savannahbookfestival.org and http://www.visitsavannah.com to plan your trip.
For more information or to sponsor/donate a table for 10 at $750, contact the Savannah Book Festival at (912) 385-0575 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Savannah Book Festival mailing address is 3025 Bull St., Suite 249, Savannah, GA 31405.