FLORENCE – Author Rebecca McClanahan will give a public reading at Francis Marion University on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Cauthen Educational Media Center’s Lowrimore Auditorium.
This reading is a part of the Hunter Lecture Series and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
McClanahan is the author of eight books, including The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings, which won the Glasgow Prize in nonfiction. McClanahan’s poetry, essays, and stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including The Best American Essays 2001, The Best American Poetry 1998, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review and Shenandoah. This year, Deep Light: New and Selected Poems, a 20-year perspective of McClanahan’s poetry, will be published by Iris Press. Copies of some of McClanahan’s books will be available after her reading.
McClanahan has won numerous writing awards and has directed several writing workshops in North and South Carolina. She currently lives in New York City, where she teaches in the M.F.A. program at Queens University, the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop and the Hudson Valley Writer’s Center.
McClanahan’s reading is presented by the Jones Thomas and Carolyn Stroman Hunter Chair in English Literature at FMU. In 1991, sisters Dorothy Hunter Thames Ellis, Adelle Hunter West and Hattie Costa Hunter King established the Hunter Chair as a memorial to their parents, Jones Thomas and Carolyn Stroman Hunter.