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45th Annual Book and Author ConversationMarch 7, 2016 - March 7, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMBurwell Hall
Tickets will be available to the public beginning February 15.
Please register by calling 704-688-2708, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Price: $35
This year's book and author event features Lee Smith and Taylor Brown.
|Lee Smith has written 17 works of fiction, including "Fair and Tender Ladies," "Oral History," and, most recently, "Guests on Earth." Her many honors include the North Carolina Award for Literature and an Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; her novel "The Last Girls" was a NYT bestseller as well as winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award.|
|Taylor Brown grew up on the Georgia coast. His fiction has appeared in a wide range of publications, including The North Carolina Literary Review, The Southwest Review, The Baltimore Review, Chautauqua, The New Guard, CutBank, storySouth, and many others. He is the recipient of a Montana Prize in Fiction, and he's been a finalist for the Press 53 Open Awards, Machigonne Fiction Contest, Wabash Prize in Fiction, Rick DeMarinis Short Story Contest, and Doris Betts Fiction Prize. He is the author of "In the Season of Blood" and "Gold" (Press 53, 2014) and "Fallen Land" (St. Martin's Press, 2016). He resides in Wilmington, NC. He is the editor-in-chief of BikeBound.com.
The event also has a related event: a Book and Author Luncheon (separate ticket is required) on March 8.
The Preyer Lecture Series Presents historian Dr. Penny Von Eschen, a professor of humanities at Cornell University. Her lecture, "Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War," focuses on Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck at a dynamic moment in the civil rights movements and independence movements in Africa and Asia.
The Preyer Lecture Series Presents: "Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War" View Event
Queens faculty Julie Funderburk reads from her debut full-length collection of poetry, "The Door that Always Opens" (LSU Press) for the English Department Reading Series. The recipient of a 2015 North Carolina Arts Council fellowship, she has also been awarded scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences. View Event