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Monday, April 18, 2011

Faulkner goes to Nashville

Sixty Nashville area alumni and friends came out on a beautiful, warm Southern evening for the Emory "Faculty Within Your Reach" event held at the University Club last Thursday.

Guests were treated to a wonderful program on "Southern History, Literature, and Friendship: An Evening of Discussion and Discovery" by Emory English professor Dr. Sally Wolff-King, Dr. Edgar Francisco, III 56G, and Vanderbilt University English professor Dr. Michael Kreyling.

Along with hearing about fascinating research by Dr. Wolff-King and Dr. Kreyling, the audience was regaled with stories by Dr. Francisco, about his father's boyhood and lifelong friendship with noted Pulitzer Prize-winning author, William Faulkner in Oxford, Miss.

Dr. Francisco's personal tales gave an amazing glimpse into William Faulkner's genius and personality and the little-known history behind many of Faulkner's celebrated writings.

You can read up on Dr. Wolff-King's research in an article written for Emory Magazine.

And for more photos of the event, view the Emory Alumni Association's photo gallery.

--Susan Gregory 77Ox 79C, alumni volunteer

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