Author Randall Kenan will present a session from his book, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, a series of short stories set in Tim’s Creek.
Randall Kenan is an associate professor of English at UNC-Chapel Hill. His first novel, A Visitation of Spirits, was published by Grove Press in 1989. His collection of stories, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was among The New York Times Notable Books of 1992. He was awarded the North Carolina Award for Literature in 2005.
About the Conversations with River Writers Series
In collaboration with UNC Press, the Friday Center will offer an educational series featuring North Carolina River Writers. The series will explore North Carolina’s mighty rivers—from the mountains to the coastal plain—and how these waters have inspired so many stories, novels, plays, and poems by our state’s writers.
The series will consist of four sessions held at the Friday Center. In each session, the author will present a short reading/lecture about his or her work, followed by an interview and discussion led by Georgann Eubanks, author of Literary Trails of North Carolina.
Georgann Eubanks is a writer, teacher, and consultant to nonprofit groups across the country. She is director of the Table Rock Writers Workshop, was a founder of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, and is past chair of the North Carolina Humanities Council. She lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.
More Info: http://fridaycenter.unc.edu/pdep/riverwriters/#randall