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Meet the Author: Bland Simpson 1/22/2013 7:00:00 PM
Meet the Author: Bland Simpson
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.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library - Main Library Auditorium:1st Floor
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