Author Scott Huler to lecture April 13 at WCU and in Sylva
from press release
Award-winning author Scott Huler will lecture Friday, April 13, at Western Carolina University and the Jackson County Public Library in recognition of National Library Week.
Huler will discuss the importance of research and libraries at 10:30 a.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center theater, WCU. At 7 p.m., he will deliver a lecture in Jackson County Public Library in Sylva, followed by a reception and booksigning.
A versatile author who has reported on everything from the death penalty to bikini waxing, Huler writes for newspapers, magazines and radio programs. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times. He authored the books “On Being Brown,” about his hometown NFL team, the Cleveland Browns, and their fans; “No Man’s Lands,” which retraces the path of Homer’s Odysseus; and “Defining the Wind,” about maritime and science history. He has been heard on “All Things Considered” and “Day to Day” on National Public Radio and on “Marketplace” and “Splendid Table” on American Public Media. He is the 2011 Piedmont Laureate Winner.
The WCU Visiting Scholar program, City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, Friends of the Jackson County Public Library and Hunter Library are sponsoring Huler’s visit.
For more information about the event, contact Alessia Zanin-Yost, performing arts liaison for Hunter Library, at 828-227-3398 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.