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Why Are There So Many NC Writers? North Carolina’s Literary Lineage

Who: Georgann Eubanks - Why Are There So Many NC Writers? When: 4 pm, March 26, 2014 Where: Martha Blakeney Hodges Reading Room, 2nd Floor of Jackson Library, UNCG Campus
Visitors to North Carolina often ask, “Why are there so many writers in North Carolina?” The late Louis D. Rubin, Jr., the founder of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, put it this way: “Like bad checks and grapes, writers tend to come in bunches.” Throughout our state’s history, writers have sprung up in clusters, usually around a central mentor or teacher. North Carolina has also produced multiple writers within a single family.  In this presentation with historic photos and lively anecdotes, Georgann Eubanks explores North Carolina’s literary lineage and the conditions and attitudes that have made our state such fertile territory for the production of stories, novels, plays and poems.

Georgann Eubanks is one of the founders of the North Carolina Writers' Network, a past chair of North Carolina Humanities Council, a…