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Literary Festival

A Reading by J Drew Lanham

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February 28, 2024

6:00 pm ⇒ UC Theater

Join us on campus for a free event featuring poet, memoirist, and conservationist J. Drew Lanham. A MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient, Dr. Lanham is the author of the memoir The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Southern Book Prize. He is also the author of the poetry collection Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts and the forthcoming book Joy is the Justice We Give Ourselves. An Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University, he and his family live in the Upstate of South Carolina, a soaring hawk’s downhill glide from the southern Appalachian escarpment that the Cherokee once called the Blue Wall. 

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Join us on campus this spring for a week of free readings, discussions, and book signings with 13 authors!

This year's festival features Jericho Brown, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Jeff Goodell, Ann Pancake, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Kerry Howley, Sarah Viren, Carter Sickels, Lyz Lenz, Ariel Francisco, Amy Alvarez, Maria Zoccola, and Mildred Kiconco Barya.

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