Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series presents Armistead Maupin

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series (VWS) will present Armistead Maupin, on Thursday, February 7 in Belk Centrum at 7 p.m. 

Armistead Maupin grew up in Raleigh, NC and attended UNC Chapel Hill. He has served as naval officer and worked as reporter in South Carolina and California. He started publishing his serial, Tales of the City, in 1976 in the San Francisco Chronicle, which eventually grew into a six-volume series. The Village Voice Literary Supplement lauds Maupin's series, proclaiming that, “there’s been nothing like it since the heyday of the serial novel a hundred years ago.” In addition to the series, Maupin is the author of several other books, including Maybe the MoonThe Night Listener, and Michael Tolliver Lives. The Night Listener was adapted into a feature film and the first three volumes of Tales were adapted into a miniseries. He has received the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Trevor Project’s Life Award, and the Visionary Award, among others. His most recent publication is, Logical Family: A Memoir, recounting how he has "made a journey from a position of darkness and narrow thinking to quite the opposite."

Sponsors of the 2018-19 VWS include: Barnes & Noble, NC Arts Council, United Arts Council of Catawba County, National Endowment for the Arts, Hickory Hop, Crowne Plaza, Café Rule, Hickory Public Library, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Robert Abbey Fine Lighting.

Mission Statement:

The Visiting Writers Series of Lenoir-Rhyne University believes that reading is an essential element in the creation of vibrant communities. We invite authors to read from their own works in a relaxed environment before university and community audiences. We believe the beauty and power of words help us make sense of the world. Children's writers, mystery writers, essayists, poets, novelists all participate in this celebration of the written and spoken word. We believe that a community of readers is a better community.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 · add to calendar 2019-02-07 09:00:00 2019-02-07 17:00:00 America/New_York Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series presents Armistead Maupin https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/423172/lenoir-rhyne-universitys-visiting-writers-series-presents-armistead-maupin Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC, 28601
Free and open to the public. Tickets are recommended in advance for Laila Lalami, Armistead Maupin, and Louise Penny.
Call 828.328.7206 to order.

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