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Fall Literary Festival presents David Gessner

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, Program Room
Nov 17, 2011 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

David Gessner is the author of eight books, including Sick of Nature, The Prophet of Dry Hill, and Return of the Osprey, which the Boston Globe called a "classic of American Nature Writing" and cited as one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year.  His work has appeared in magazines and journals including the New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe, Outside, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, and Orion. Gessner is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he founded the national literary journal Ecotone.  His latest books, My Green Manifesto and The Tarball Chronicles, were published earlier this year.

The Fall Literary Festival is sponsored by Thomas Cooper Library and the Department of English.

All events will be held in the program room of the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library (Enter through Thomas Cooper Library) and will be followed by a book signing. For a complete list of events visit:

All events are free and open to the public.

This series is funded by an endowment established through the generosity of an anonymous donor.