Robert Morgan reads at Henderson County Public Library’s Centennial on May 20

From a press release:

Robert Morgan reads at Henderson County Public Library’s Centennial on May 20

Robert Morgan is returning to the town where he was born to help celebrate Henderson County Public Library’s Centennial. Mr. Morgan will be at the Kaplan Auditorium in the Main Library on 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, May 20th at 2 p. m. to read from his writings, answer questions and sign books.

Although popularly known as the author of Gap Creek, Mr. Morgan won early acclaim as a poet and short story writer. The finest writer to graduate from UNC–Chapel Hill since Thomas Wolfe, Mr. Morgan has been called the poet laureate of Appalachia. The focus and inspiration of his work is the land and people of his roots in the Green River Valley.

In addition to winning the Academy of Arts and Letters Award, the Thomas Wolfe Prize, Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations Fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Mr. Morgan has also earned great international critical acclaim.

Now that the Spring semester is over at Cornell University in upstate New York, where he is Kappa Alpha Professor of English, Mr. Morgan is returning to “give back” to his cherished Henderson County Public Library.
The Road from Gap Creek, the long awaited sequel to Gap Creek, and other books will be available for purchase.
Admission is free.


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