Robert Morgan, award-winning poet and best-selling author, kicked off the Appalachian Lecture Series on Sept. 9, with readings from his collection of poetry and his newest novel Brave Enemies (Algonquin 2003).
Approximately 225 people gathered in the Fine Arts Center Music Hall to hear the acclaimed author talk about his life, writings and career in a presentation entitled “The Voice of the Story.”
Following the lecture, Morgan held a book signing in the Fine Arts Center.
As dinner guests of Dr. Chad Berry, associate professor of history, Morgan and students enrolled in Berry’s Appalachian History and Literature class discussed writing and Morgan’s 1995 novel The Truest Pleasure, which students recently read in the class.
Author Silas House will present the next lecture in the 2003 series. His talk, entitled “Finding His Heritage” will be held on Oct. 7. For ticket information, click here.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 1,168.