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Allan Gurganus to be honored at The North Carolina Writers Conference 7/28-29

The North Carolina Writers Conference

July 28 – 29, 2017

Rocky Mount, NC

Honoring Allan Gurganus

Full Program Here: NCWC2017Program

2017 PROGRAM

Friday, July 28 3:00-5:00 Conference Registration – Holiday Inn 200 Enterprise Drive, Rocky Mount, NC

7:30-9:30 An Evening of Film and Theater, Powers Recital Hall, Dunn Center for the Performing Arts, NC Wesleyan College, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd. “It Had Wings,” by Ellen Hemphill & Jim Haverkamp, “The Imaginary Village of Allan Gurganus,” featuring filmmaker Wil Weldon – Intermission – “The $19.95 Deluxe Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Falls, NC, Light Lunch Inclusive,” featuring Jane Holding – Dessert & Coffee Reception, Carlton Board Room

Saturday, July 29 – All events in the Brown Auditorium, Nash Community College, 522 N. Old Carriage Rd.

8:00-8:30 Registration and Book Sales

8:30-8:45 Welcome and Introductions   Jim Clark, 2017 NCWC Chair

8:45-9:45 Remembering Kay Byer, Susan Laughter Meyers, and Others

9:45-11:00 The Writer and Our Beloved Community (I)   Moderator Ed Southern, featuring Shelby Stephenson, Ruth Moose, and John Holman

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 Celebrating Allan Gurganus   Moderator Rebecca Godwin, featuring Gary Richards, Zackary Vernon, and Terry Smith

12:30-2:00 Lunch, with a special tribute to Alex Albright and R.A. Fountain General Store

2:15-3:45 The Writer on Film   Moderator Jeff Davis, featuring Gary Hawkins and Wil Weldon

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00 The Writer and Our Beloved Community (II)   Panel featuring Jeffery Beam and Matthew Griffin

5:00-5:30 Chairs meeting

6:00-7:00 Reception (Wine, beer, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres)

7:00-9:00 Banquet honoring Allan Gurganus   Jim Clark (emcee). With Margaret Bauer, Jay Bonner, and Jane Holding.