The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

October 30, 2013

Author highlights new book about the literary South


CNHI News Service

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 —         Follow author Trish Foxwell through the haunts, havens and homes of some of American literature’s most renowned writers. Her journey will take you to the American South, stopping at literary landmarks from Virginia to Louisiana.

      Foxwell will present a program based on her new book, A Visitor’s Guide to the Literary South (Aug. 2013). Come hear her during Writer’s Corner: A Visitor’s Guide to the Literary South on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Admission is free.

      From the Asheville home in Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward, Angel to the Louisville, Ky., hotel that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to pen The Great Gatsby, Foxwell will talk about her travels to sites that influenced well-known writers.

      A book signing will follow the program. Copies of A Visitor’s Guide to the Literary South will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

      Foxwell has contributed to the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and many other national publications. She is the author of Historic Hotels and Hideaways.   

       For more information about the N.C. Museum of History, call 919-807-7900 or access www.ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook.

About the N.C. Museum of History

The museum is  at 5 E. Edenton Street, across from the State Capitol. Parking is available in the lot across Wilmington Street. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.