Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains: A Guidebook

Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains: A Guidebook

by Georgann Eubanks, Donna Campbell
     
 
This guidebook is the first of three regional volumes that invite residents and out-of-state visitors to explore North Carolina while reading literature from our state's finest writers. Organized geographically through a series of eighteen half-day and day-long tours in the western part of the state, the book directs curious travelers to the historic sites where Tar

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This guidebook is the first of three regional volumes that invite residents and out-of-state visitors to explore North Carolina while reading literature from our state's finest writers. Organized geographically through a series of eighteen half-day and day-long tours in the western part of the state, the book directs curious travelers to the historic sites where Tar Heel authors have lived and worked. Along the way, travelers can read outstanding excerpts from the writers, evoking the places, customs, colloquialisms, and characters that figure prominently in their poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and plays. More than 170 writers from the past and present are featured in this volume, including Sequoyah, Elizabeth Spencer, Charles Frazier, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Robert Morgan, William Bartram, Gail Godwin, O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Anne Tyler, Lilian Jackson Braun, Nina Simone, and Romulus Linney. Each tour provides information about the libraries, museums, colleges, bookstores, and other venues open to the public where writers regularly present their work or are represented in exhibits, events, performances, and festivals.

About the Author:
Georgann Eubanks was a founder of the North Carolina Writers' Network

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Links the lives of 170 of North Carolina's visiting and native writers with mountain region destinations.—Carolina Country

Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains underscores the state's rich literary legacy that's ongoing, and introduces folks to writers' work they may want to further explore.—Durham Herald-Sun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807831373
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/29/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

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Georgann Eubanks proves to be the perfect tour guide—knowledgeable, companionable, insightful, and often surprising. Who knew about Anne Tyler's very interesting connection to Celo, for instance? A perfect book for the armchair traveler as well as the actual tourist.—Lee Smith

Meet the Author

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

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