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Join the Hargrett Library for the induction of Frances Mayes into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame and enjoy a taste of Tuscany.

The evening begins with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, featuring cannellini and sage crostini and pea and shallot crostini.

Guests will then sit down for a caprese salad followed by a plated dinner of chicken thighs with artichokes, sun dried tomatoes and chickpeas accompanied by roasted vegetables and roasted potatoes or a vegetarian option of eggplant parmigiana, followed by dessert of gelato with lemon cake. All recipes are from Mayes' cookbook The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from our Italian Kitchen. After desert, Southern Living Editorial Producer Ivy Odom Aponte will introduce Mayes who will talk about her writing life.

Tickets for the event are $60 per person and proceeds for the event support student internships and experiential learning opportunities in the UGA Libraries.

Purchase tickets by Oct. 18.

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