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A Celebration of Award-Winning Writer Allan Gurganus

Join us for a special reception and reading as the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library celebrates an exciting recent acquisition-the literary archives of award-winning writer Allan Gurganus.

The author of such works as "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All," "White People," and "The Practical Heart: Four Novellas," Gurganus was described by novelist John Cheever as "the most technically gifted and morally responsive writer of his generation."

Gurganus will read a selection from his forthcoming book, "The Erotic History of a Southern Baptist Church." Attendees will also be invited to view some of the author's papers, which include drafts, correspondences, and a selection of his original artwork.

Gurganus's short stories have been widely anthologized, while his longer fiction has received such accolades as the Lambda Literary Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Gurganus has taught writing and literature at Duke, Stanford, Sarah Lawrence, the Michener Center at the University of Texas-Austin, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

This reading is being held in conjunction with the art exhibition "Allan Gurganus: A Writer's Sketchbooks," on view at the Power Plant Gallery, December 4 - January 19, 2019.