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Robert Morgan appearing at Courthouse

The Henderson County Heritage Museum will present Green River native and best-selling author Robert Morgan reading poetry and discussing his writing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, in the second-floor courtroom at the Historic Courthouse.

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Copies of many of the author's published works will be available for sale, and he will remain after the presentation to sign books during a reception in the Community Room, also located on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse. There is no admission fee.
"On Saturday I will be discussing my writing and the influence of Western North Carolina on my work," Morgan said in a news release. "I will also read from my latest poetry book Terroir, and discuss how my fiction and poetry are related. In addition I will read excerpts from the new book of poems, Dark Energy, to be published in June 2015. The subjects are the mountains, history, family stories, and also science, especially astronomy."
Morgan lives in Ithaca, N.Y., where he is a Kappa Alpha Professor of English at Cornell University. He is the recipient of grants from the NEA as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations.
Books available on Saturday include Terroir, Gap Creek, The Road from Gap Creek, Boone: A Biography, and Lions of the West. For more information call 694-1619 or visit