April 11, 2011

Advance Notice

Cancelled: Creativity Conversation: A friendship with William Faulkner

This event has been cancelled.

A Creativity Conversation on Sunday, April 17 will cast light on a fascinating literary friendship.

Vice President Rosemary Magee '82PhD will lead a discussion with alumnus Edgar W. Francisco III ‘56G and longtime faculty member Sally Wolff-King '79G-'83PhD, who teaches Southern literature in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

The conversation will focus on Wolff-King's new book "Ledgers of History: William Faulkner, an Almost Forgotten Friendship, and an Antebellum Plantation Diary" (LSU Press 2010).

Francisco's father was a longtime friend of Faulkner. Their relationship, along with information revealed in their family diary, inspired some of Faulkner's best writing.

Magee will discuss with Francisco and Wolff-King the family stories as told by Francisco and the previously unexplored diary.

The discussion takes place at 4 p.m. at the Miller-Ward Alumni House, with a networking reception for alumni preceding the event at 3 p.m.  Event details, tickets and online registration are available on the Emory Alumni Association website.

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