AE21 UNC Press/TNCA Present North Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky

Monday December 6

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM


Live Stream: UNC Press, The NC Arboretum & Malaprop's Present

North Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky

ONLINE* Monday, December 6; 6 - 7 p.m.

Free | Suggested Donation $10 
Travel across the state without leaving home! Join us to learn more about North Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky, a newly-published title from UNC Press, our venerable co-affiliate in the UNC System. Malaprop's Bookstore co-hosts this program in which we welcome the book's author, Bland Simpson, and his contributors for a lively online conversation, a travelogue that highlights the beauty and the bounty of the Old North State. 
Simpson has blended history, observation of nature, and personal narrative in many books to chronicle the people and places of eastern Carolina. Yet he has spent much of his life in the state's Piedmont, with regular travels into its western mountains. Here, for the first time, Simpson brings his distinctive voice and way of seeing to bear on the entirety of his home state, combining storytelling and travelogue to create a portrait of the state with care and humor. Three of the state’s finest photographers come along to guide the journey: Ann Cary Simpson, Scott Taylor, and writer and naturalist Tom Earnhardt. Their photos, combined with Simpson's rich narrative, will inspire readers to consider not only what North Carolina has been and what it is but also what we hope it will be. This book belongs on the shelf of longtime residents, newcomers, and visitors alike.
If you decide to purchase the authors' books, please consider purchasing from Malaprop's in Asheville. Buying locally keeps more dollars in your community and brings readers together with innovative university presses, public gardens and independent bookstores. Thank you!

*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in a reminder email sent to registrants by the day prior to the event. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. A recording of the talk will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts.





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