Author Robert Morgan to Speak March 27 at USC Upstate

March 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

Novelist, poet and historian Robert Morgan will return to USC Upstate March 27 as part of the Authors@Upstate Visiting Writers Series.

Morgan will read from, “The Road from Gap Creek,”  his sequel to “Gap Creek,” at 4:15 p.m. in the J M Smith Board Room in the Health Education Complex.

His reading is free and open to the public.

Morgan’s writing career spans more than 40 years and numerous volumes of poetry collections, short stories and novels, most notably his novel “Gap Creek” and his biography of Daniel Boone, both of which were national bestsellers. Born and raised in the Green River Valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Morgan is widely regarded as the poet laureate of Appalachia. He received his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s of fine arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Morgan has served professor at Cornell University since 1971 and visiting writer-in-residence at half a dozen universities, his awards include Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships and an Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature. He was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2010.

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