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Dr. Anthony Tony Grooms

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  • B.A. degree , theatre and speech
    College of William and Mary
  • M.F.A. degree , English
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Anthony Grooms and arts administrator who is well known in the Atlanta area for his work in organizing arts events and for his support and encouragement of other writers.
Born January 15, 1955, Grooms was raised and educated in rural Louisa County, Virginia, 120 miles south of Washington, D.C. The eldest of six children, he grew up among an extended African American family that also claimed Native American and European heritage.
His parents-Robert E. Grooms, a refrigeration mechanic, and Dellaphine Scott, a textile worker and housewife-encouraged his education. In 1967, as a preface to the forced racial integration of Virginia's public school system, his parents enrolled him in the Freedom of Choice plan that brought about limited integration of the white public schools. Though he notes that many of his attitudes about race and class in the United States were formed before 1967, the school integration experience was, nonetheless, a landmark event in his life, contributing to a perspective that is evident in many of his writings.
Grooms graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1978 with a B.A. degree in theatre and speech. His focus was playwriting, and student theater groups produced several of his plays. Later he studied at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he developed a professional interest in creative writing and graduated in 1984 with an M.F.A. degree in English. After graduate school, he married Pamela B. Jackson, an administrative judge, and moved to Atlanta in 1988 to teach, where he found a subject for his writings in the American civil rights movement of the 1960s. In 1994 Grooms cofounded the Georgia Writers Association with writer Geri Taran and literary agent Susan L. Graham.
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Reviewing Trouble No More for MELUS, a critical journal of multiethnic literature, Diptiranjan Pattanaik writes that Grooms demonstrates "the insider's profound knowledge of the history and struggles of African Americans, while consistently managing to circumscribe his breadth of understanding with a tender story-telling art."
Though the subject matter of his work varies, Grooms's most notable writing focuses on characters struggling with the uncertainty of the civil rights movement. His novel, Bombingham, takes place in Birmingham in 1963, during the height of the tumult.
Suggested Reading
Jabari Asim, "Homegrown Terrorism," review of Bombingham, by Anthony Grooms, Washington Post Book World, October 9, 2001, C11.
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Diptiranjan Pattanaik, review of Trouble No More, by Anthony Grooms, MELUS: The Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 24, no. 3 (1999): 193-95.
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Anthony Grooms: Being "Southern" and "Black"
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Anthony Grooms (b. 1955) is a professor of English and interdisciplinary studies at Kennesaw State University. From the small town of Louisa, Virginia, he attended a then-recently integrated white public school as part of the Freedom of Choice plan, an experience that has influenced much of his writing. He is the author of a collection of poetry, Ice Poems (1988), a collection of short stories, Trouble No More (1995), and a novel, Bombingham (2001), which won the Lillian Smith Book Award in 2002. In 1994, he cofounded the Georgia Writers Association.
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Food That Pleases, Food to Take Home
Anthony Grooms
This story by African American writer and educator, Anthony "Tony" Grooms (b. 1955), taken from his 1995 collection Trouble No More, is set during the days of the lunch counter sit-ins, in this case in Grooms' hometown of Louisa, Virginia.
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Tony Grooms - Visiting Lecturer
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Under the Kennesaw-University of Cape Coast agreement, Dr. Tony Grooms, an Associate Professor of Creative Writing, joined the department from February - April, 2001.
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[ii] Dr. Tony Grooms, a Professor of Creative Writing, Kennesaw State University, USA, and a former Visiting Professor to the Department of English presented three [3] boxes containing books to the department.
Book sale, job fair, and more at your library!
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Author Anthony Grooms will join the African American Authors Book Discussion Group at Stratton Library to discuss his award winning book Bombingham on Monday, March 10, 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For information, please call (770) 528-2522.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Anthony Grooms (b. 1955)
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NGE >> Literature >> Fiction >> Authors >> Anthony Grooms (b. 1955)
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Anthony Grooms (b. 1955)
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Anthony Grooms and arts administrator who is well known in the Atlanta area for his work in organizing arts events and for his support and encouragement of other writers.
Born January 15, 1955, Grooms was raised and educated in rural Louisa County, Virginia, 120 miles south of Washington, D.C. The eldest of six children, he grew up among an extended African American family that also claimed Native American and European heritage.
His parents-Robert E. Grooms, a refrigeration mechanic, and Dellaphine Scott, a textile worker and housewife-encouraged his education. In 1967, as a preface to the forced racial integration of Virginia's public school system, his parents enrolled him in the Freedom of Choice plan that brought about limited integration of the white public schools. Though he notes that many of his attitudes about race and class in the United States were formed before 1967, the school integration experience was, nonetheless, a landmark event in his life, contributing to a perspective that is evident in many of his writings.
Grooms graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1978 with a B.A. degree in theatre and speech. His focus was playwriting, and student theater groups produced several of his plays. Later he studied at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he developed a professional interest in creative writing and graduated in 1984 with an M.F.A. degree in English. After graduate school, he married Pamela B. Jackson, an administrative judge, and moved to Atlanta in 1988 to teach, where he found a subject for his writings in the American civil rights movement of the 1960s. In 1994 Grooms cofounded the Georgia Writers Association with writer Geri Taran and literary agent Susan L. Graham.
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Grooms is the author
Courtesy of Anthony Grooms
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Anthony Grooms
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Reviewing Trouble No More for MELUS, a critical journal of multiethnic literature, Diptiranjan Pattanaik writes that Grooms demonstrates "the insider's profound knowledge of the history and struggles of African Americans, while consistently managing to circumscribe his breadth of understanding with a tender story-telling art."
Though the subject matter of his work varies, Grooms's most notable writing focuses on characters struggling with the uncertainty of the civil rights movement. His novel, Bombingham, takes place in Birmingham in 1963, during the height of the tumult.
Suggested Reading
Jabari Asim, "Homegrown Terrorism," review of Bombingham, by Anthony Grooms, Washington Post Book World, October 9, 2001, C11.
...
Diptiranjan Pattanaik, review of Trouble No More, by Anthony Grooms, MELUS: The Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 24, no. 3 (1999): 193-95.
...
Anthony Grooms: Being "Southern" and "Black"
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Anthony Grooms: Experimentation in WritingAnthony Grooms reads from Bombingham Anthony Grooms: Write Your Stories
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