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Brenau students publish book on homelessness in Gainesville, Hall County
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Book release

What: “The Brenau Facing Project: Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County” book release with live performances, canned food drive, silent auction and volunteer fair.

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Brenau University John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., Gainesville

Cost: Free and open to the public

More info:

Editorial and feature writing students at Brenau University will release a special publication, “The Brenau Facing Project: Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts located at 429 Academy St. in Gainesville.

The event is free and open to the public.

The event will feature live performances, a canned food drive, a silent auction and a volunteer fair. Organizations represented at the volunteer fair will include My Sister’s Place, Georgia Mountain Food Bank and Good News at Noon.

Light refreshments will be served, and all proceeds from the night will go toward the participating community partners of the Brenau Facing Project.

The book is a collection of stories that nine students produced as part of a semester-long project to research and report on the lives of homeless individuals and families in Northeast Georgia.

Sponsored by The Facing Project, a nationwide nonprofit organization that inspires people to tackle an issue affecting their community, students chose particular roles for the project, including project management, publishing, social media, public relations, event coordination and more.

In addition, each student conducted interviews and wrote two stories for the book.

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