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Local writers urged to submit their works for anthology “Chinaberries and Crows”

Solomon and George Publishers are seeking submissions for an anthology of works by writers in the Auburn/Opelika area to be published in a collection titled “Chinaberries and Crows.” Bert Hitchcock, Auburn University professor emeritus of English, will serve as editor of the new volume of creative work.

Hitchcock suggests that chinaberries and crows, along with the “blinding, blistering summer sun,” are more emblematic of the American South and Alabama than the stereotypical, romanticized magnolias, mockingbirds and moonlight.

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Auburn alumnus Jim Buford to give reading of new collection of short fiction

AUBURN – Author and Auburn University alumnus, Jim Buford, will present a public reading of his new book, “The House Across the Road,” at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 6th in The Special Collections and Archives Department of the Auburn University Library.

“The House Across the Road,” a collection of loosely connected short fiction, is a departure for the former nonfiction writer. Bert Hitchcock, a noted scholar of Southern literature and author of the book’s preface, says that Buford shows special skill in his genuine, humorous renderings of small-town life in the South.

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Discover Auburn series to continue with ‘The House Detectives’

AUBURN – “The House Detectives” will discuss their ongoing quest for photographs of Auburn’s past as the Discover Auburn series continues Thursday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. A reception will follow.

The trio that has dubbed themselves “The House Detectives” includes Ralph Draughon Jr., Delos Hughes and Ann Pearson. They are Auburn natives collecting photographs of houses, schools and other structures in town and on campus that no longer exist.

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New Zealand’s Tasman String Quartet performing at Auburn University Feb. 16

AUBURN – The Tasman String Quartet, New Zealand’s youngest full-time professional chamber ensemble, will perform at Auburn University in a free public concert on Monday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Goodwin Hall.

The performance is in conjunction with the quartet’s month-long residency, Feb. 15 through March 15, in the Department of Music in Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts. Quartet members will serve as guest faculty and also give performances and workshops in schools and communities including Huntsville, Tuskegee, Opelika, Mobile, Gorham’s Bluff at Pisgah and the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham.

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Semester-long series to feature life and works of Darwin

AUBURN – Auburn University will host a series of special events this semester in connection with the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of his publication, “The Origin of Species by Natural Selection.”

The series is co-sponsored by the College of Sciences and Mathematics, the College of Liberal Arts and the outreach committee of the Department of Biological Sciences.

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Discover Auburn series presenting ‘Dead or Alive: The Code Duello in East Alabama’ Jan. 21

AUBURN –Bert Hitchcock will present the lecture, “Dead or Alive: The Code Duello in East Alabama,” Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Hitchcock, Auburn University professor emeritus in English, specializes in 19th century American and Southern literature.

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