Author Robert Morgan to read his poetry at Historic Courthouse


The Henderson County Heritage Museum invites the public to hear Henderson County native and best-selling author Robert Morgan read poetry and discuss his writing at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 11, in the second-floor courtroom at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street.

Copies of many of the author’s published works will be available for sale, and he will remain after the presentation to sign books during a reception in the Community Room, also located on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse. There is no admission fee.

“On Saturday I will be discussing my writing and the influence of Western North Carolina on my work,” Morgan said.” I will also read from my latest poetry book Terroir, and discuss how my fiction and poetry are related. In addition I will read excerpts from the new book of poems, Dark Energy, to be published in June 2015. The subjects are the mountains, history, family stories, and also science, especially astronomy.”

Morgan last appeared at the Heritage Museum in August 2013, when he launched his latest novel, The Road from Gap Creek, a sequel to his earlier novel Gap Creek, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and New York Times bestseller with over a million copies in print

Robert Morgan has created a body of work that includes fiction, poetry and biography. A native of Henderson County, North Carolina, he currently lives in Ithaca, New York, where he is a Kappa Alpha Professor of English at Cornell University. He is the recipient of grants from the NEA as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations.

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