October Has Come Again: Southern Literary Symposium

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October Has Come Again: Southern Literary Symposium

Sunday, October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill

In his autobiographical 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 of great trees, and he would lie there thinking: October has come again—has come again.”

With “October Has Come Again,” a panel of established and emerging writers will read and offer thoughts about the state of “southern literature” in the twenty-first century, including award-winning novelist and short story author Tony Earley (keynote speaker), Minrose Gwin, Randall Kenan, Mesha Maren, Julia Ridley Smith, and Monique Truong. The event will be held in the Hill Ballroom at the Carolina Inn from 2:00-4:30 pm.

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested.  
To pre-register, please click here:  https://alison115.typeform.com/to/cMe0sc

The symposium is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Collection and the Southern Historical Collection of the Wilson Special Collections Library and Southern Cultures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with support from the Blythe Family Fund.