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    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
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    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
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    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Visiting Author Karen Salyer McElmurray- Gainesville

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Name: Visiting Author Karen Salyer McElmurray- Gainesville
Date: September 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Trip Builder: View Trip
Event Description:
Karen Salyer McElmurray, author of the memoir, Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother’s Journey (Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award), the novels, The Motel of the Stars (Editor’s Pick by Oxford American), and Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven (the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing), and coeditor of a Collection of Essays, Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia, will be reading from “Trip Around the World” an essay about place, self, and identify in Appalachia." She will be reading on the Gainesville Campus on Thursday, September 13th at 7:00 pm in Nesbitt 3110B.
University of North Georgia, Gainesville Campus
2571 Mathis Drive Oakwood, Georgia 30503
Martha T. Nesbitt 
Room 3110 B

Date/Time Information:
Thursday, September 13th, 2018
7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Contact Information:
Kayla Mehalcik 706-864-1775
Free Admission
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