Library hosts author Georgann Eubanks

Jun. 12, 2013 @ 06:16 PM

Library hosts author Georgann Eubanks

DURHAM -- Local author Georgann Eubanks will read from “Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina: A Guide Book,” the concluding volume of the “Literary Trails of North Carolina” trilogy, at 7 p.m. tonight at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.

Eubanks’ book takes readers into an ancient land of pale sand, dense forests, and expansive bays, through towns older than the U.S. and rich in cultural traditions. Profiled writers reveal lives long tied to the land and tell tales of hardship, hard work and freedom. Eighteen tours lead readers from Raleigh to the Dismal Swamp, the Outer Banks, and across the Sandhills as they explore the region's connections to over 250 writers of fiction, poetry, plays and creative nonfiction. Featured authors include A. R. Ammons, Gerald Barrax, Charles Chesnutt, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, Kaye Gibbons, Harriet Jacobs, Jill McCorkle, Michael Parker, and Bland Simpson.

Eubanks is a writer, teacher and consultant to nonprofit groups across the country. She is the director of the Table Rock Writers Workshop, was a founder of the North Carolina Writers' Network and is the past chair of the North Carolina Humanities Council. She lives in Carrboro.