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Meet the Author: Bland Simpson

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 1/22/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 Join Bland Simpson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a discussion of his book Two Captains from Carolina. Simpson chronicles the stories of two nineteenth-century mariners from North Carolina--one African American, one Irish American. Grandy, born a slave, captained freight boats on the Dismal Swamp Canal and bought his freedom three times before he finally gained it. Maffit was a legendary blockade runner and raider for the Confederate navy.A book signing will follow the reading.
Library: Main Library - Durham County Library
Location: Auditorium:1st Floor
Contact: Joanne Abel
Contact Number: 91`9-560-0268