Sometimes its best to go right to the source for information. With that in mind, the Durham County Library is helping people discover just what a local author has to say about her writings on Eastern North Carolina.
Georgann Eubanks will read from Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina: A Guide Book, the concluding volume of the Literary Trails of North Carolina trilogy, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.
Eubanks’ book takes readers into an ancient land of pale sand, dense forests, and expansive bays, through towns older than the U.S. and rich in cultural traditions. Profiled writers reveal lives long tied to the land and tell tales of hardship, hard work and freedom. Eighteen tours lead readers from Raleigh to the Dismal Swamp, the Outer Banks, and across the Sandhills as they explore the region's connections to over 250 writers of fiction, poetry, plays and creative nonfiction. Featured authors include A. R. Ammons, Gerald Barrax, Charles Chesnutt, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, Kaye Gibbons, Harriet Jacobs, Jill McCorkle, Michael Parker, and Bland Simpson.
Eubanks is a writer, teacher and consultant to nonprofit groups across the country. She is the director of the Table Rock Writers Workshop, was a founder of the North Carolina Writers' Network and is the past chair of the North Carolina Humanities Council. She lives in Carrboro. Literary Trails of North Carolina is a project of the North Carolina Arts Council.
This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268.
Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.
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