Extraordinary People and Places

Tomato Packers During the Recession, by: Eudora Welty

Tomato Packers During the Recession, by: Eudora Welty

Friends of the Library are hosting a Luncheon Program on Eudora Welty, Extraordinary People and Places.

Don’t miss this exciting luncheon program on Pulitzer–prize winning author and photographer Eudora Welty, known for her incisive yet compassionate portrayals of characters from the American South.

A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Welty was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America.

The luncheon speaker will be Dr. Pearl McHaney, associate professor of literature at Georgia State University, who has edited five books about Welty in the last two years: Eudora Welty: Writers’ Reflections upon First Reading Welty, The Contemporary Reviews, Eudora Welty As Photographer, Occasions: Selected Writings by Eudora Welty, and The Road to West 43rd Street.

McHaney has also written and lectured on William Faulkner, Barry Hannah, David Mamet, Alice Munro, Natasha Trethewey, and Tennessee Williams.

The program will take place at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Racquet Park Heron Room, at noon on January 7, 2011. Tickets are $35 for Friends of the Library members and $40 for non-members; you can pick up tickets at the Fernandina Beach Library or reserve a space by calling 904-277-7365.

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