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Reading with Allan Gurganus
January 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL BE AT THE RUBENSTEIN LIBRARY ON DUKE’S WEST CAMPUS. IN THE HOLSTI-ANDERSON FAMILY ASSEMBLY ROOM 153
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Author and artist Allan Gurganus, known for his works The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, and White People, among other books and essays, will be reading from his work at the Rubenstein Library in honor of the acquisition by the library of the Gurganus archives.
Gurganus will read a selection from his forthcoming book, “The Erotic History of a Southern Baptist Church.” Attendees will also be invited to view some of the author’s papers, which include drafts, correspondences, and a selection of his original artwork.
The event on Thursday, January 17, 2019, runs from 5pm-7pm. Light refreshments will be served.
The reading is being held in conjunction with the exhibit, Allan Gurganus: A Writer’s Sketchbooks on view at the Power Plant Gallery from December 4, 2018 thru January 19, 2019. For more information visit the exhibition website here.
The Rubenstein Library has acquired the papers of the award-winning writer Allan Gurganus. The author of novels and short stories such as Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and White People, Gurganus has also been widely recognized for his essays and editorials. His papers will be transferred to the Library over the next several years and include drafts, correspondence, and a selection of his original artwork. They will enrich an already robust collection of the papers of other authors in the Southern literary tradition who have achieved national and international prominence, including Reynolds Price, Anne Tyler, Michael Malone, and William Styron.