Presbyterian College to host writer John Lane

Presbyterian College to host writer John Lane


On Nov. 3, Presbyterian College will host a reading by the writer John Lane. The reading will be held at 7 p.m. in the Harrington Peachtree Amphitheater and is free and open to the public. Lane is an associate professor of English and environmental studies at Wofford College.

Lane is a highly known author for his take on aspects of the environment and nature. His most recent book, “Coyote Settles South,” takes the approach of how one man wants to understand the migration of coyotes in the south.

Besides being a highly recognized author in creative nonfiction, Lane has also produced works of southern literature. One of his more recent works includes the novel, “Fate Mooreland’s Widow,” a book that captures the essence of main character Ben Crocker. The character is caught between two worlds: the poverty he experienced during his childhood and the social status attached to his life as the accountant for a mill owner in South Carolina.

Before his reading, Lane will speak to the creative nonfiction class on campus to discuss what it is like to be a writer in the genre.

“Most people think of this class as a strictly memoir class, but it is not,” said Dr. Terry Barr, professor of English, who teaches the class. “Students should be able to write about the world around them, their place in it and to do so, perhaps by including their own stories.”



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