FLORENCE – The Jones Thomas and Carolyn Stroman Hunter Chair in English Literature at Francis Marion University will present Percival Everett on Tuesday, April 4, as a guest lecturer.
Everett is a novelist and short story writer at the University of Southern California. He will be visiting under the sponsorship of the Hunter Chair, with help from the South Carolina Arts Commission. He will present a public reading from his works at 7:30 p.m. in the Cauthen Educational Media Center Lecture Hall, Room 114. The event is free and open to the public.
Everett, a native of Columbia, is the author of 10 novels, including Glyph, Frenzy, and God's Country. He has also written two story collections and a children's book.
For more information, call Ken Autrey at 843-661-1512 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hunter Chair in English Literature funds two lectures per year, one in the fall and one in the spring semester.
Three sisters established the Hunter Chair in English Literature at FMU in 1991 as a memorial to their parents, Jones Thomas and Carolyn Stroman Hunter. Mr. Hunter lived in Marion County, was once mayor of Marion, contributed to many different organizations throughout the Pee Dee area, and operated a successful Ford dealership in Florence for 40 years.
Mrs. Hunter came to Marion as a schoolteacher and was active in church work and taught Sunday school for more than 50 years. She was a charter member of several literary clubs, garden clubs, and community organizations.