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October 2016

Hutchins Lecture: Bernard E. Powers on the Charleston Massacre

October 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library, 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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“Manners, Memory, and Murder in America’s Holy City” Sometimes called the “Holy City,” Charleston, South Carolina is one of America’s oldest and most historic cities. It has won numerous awards for its residents’ politeness, and it has been chosen as a top destination for world travelers. However, the nation was shocked by the racially motivated murders that occurred at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the summer of 2015. The reverberations of this tragic event were felt most powerfully across…

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Monique Truong on Food, Literature, and Immigration

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Join us in the Hitchcock Room at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center as we welcome Monique Truong back to the Old North State. Her lecture is titled "Writing Plenty / Writing Hunger / Writing North Carolina." The talk will begin with Truong's first meal in the U.S., eaten in a refugee relocation camp in 1975, and will explore the "magical thinking" relationship that she formed toward food during her girlhood in Boiling Springs, NC. Born in Saigon, South Vietnam in 1968,…

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Southern Cultures: 21C Fiction Issue Launch

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
21C Museum Hotel, 111 Corcoran Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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In a Southern Cultures essay published in 2000, Jerry Leath Mills came up with a “single, simple, litmus-like test the quality of southerness in literature . . . Is there a dead mule in it?” We were curious if Mills’s hypothesis held up, so we brought the question to some of our favorite authors. Join Jill McCorkle, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Jamie Quatro, and others as they continue the conversation started in our pages. Toast that talk and the…

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October Has Come Again: Southern Literary Symposium

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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In his 1935 novel Of Time and the River, Thomas Wolfe wrote, “October had come again, and he would lie there in his mother’s house at night, and feel the darkness moving softly all about him, and hear the dry leaves scampering on the street outside, and the huge and burly rushes of the wind. And then the wind would rush away with huge caprice, and he could hear it far off roaring with remote demented cries in the embraces…

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November 2016

Carolina Bluegrass Summit

November 11 - November 12
Multiple Locations, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join us for two days of concerts, lectures, research presentations, panels, an exhibit, and a workshop to celebrate the launch of the Carolina Bluegrass Initiative. Sponsored by the Southern Folklife Collection and the Department of Music, the Carolina Bluegrass Summit is an opportunity to explore many facets of the university’s engagement with this regionally rooted, international musical form. More information is available on this Facebook page. Musical performances include Grammy winners The Steep Canyon Rangers, Alice Gerrard, The Grass Cats,…

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