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Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library: Past Programs

Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library Programs Gallery

2019 Fall Dinner

Novelist, Professor, and Our State contributor Philip Gerard joined us for the evening and shared his experience on how a writer turns important facts into a lively story!

2019 Spring Dinner

Food writer Debbie Moose joined us for the evening, sharing her experiences writing about and enjoying southern cooking. 

2017 Fall Dinner

A behind-the scenes conversation about writing, publishing and accessing history.  Historians (and Friends members!) Joe Mobley and Dan Fountain will be joined by Layla Milholen of McFarland Publishers.  Moderated by Jeff Waller, Head of Research and Instruction. 

2017 Spring Dinner

Bruce Ham, author of  Laughter, Tears and Braids

2016 Spring Dinner

Bridgette Lacey, Bill Smith, and Andrea Weigl served   up some wonderful food for thought, guided by moderator Susan Fisher at the Spring 2016 dinner. 

2015 Fall Program

Alumna and videographer, Camden Watts delighted us at the Fall 2015 dinner. 

2015 Spring Dinner

Allan Gurganus and Wilton Barnhardt held us spellbound at our Spring 2015 dinner.

2014 Fall Dinner

Margaret Maron and Nancy Pickard entertained us with conversation about the art and craft of mystery writing and the politics of publishing and promoting mystery novels at the Fall 2014 dinner.

2014 Spring Dinner

Al Maginnes, Joseph Bathanti, and Debra Kaufman gave an engaging, energetic, and inspired collective poetry reading at our spring 2014 dinner.

2013 Fall Dinner

Elliot Engel brought us insights into Leonardo da Vinci for the Fall 2013 dinner.

2013 Spring Dinner

Bill Price shared remembrances of his brother, Reynolds, at the Spring 2013 meeting.  

2012 Fall Dinner

Bishop John Shelby Spong, Fall 2012.

2012 Spring Dinner

Holocaust survivor Morris Glass with historian Carolyn Happer, Spring 2012, honoring Meredith faculty authors. See list here

2011 Fall Dinner

Clyde Edgerton, novelist, storyteller, and musician, Fall 2011

Past Programs

  • Professor and Novelist, Philip Gerard, Fall 2019
  • Food Editor for The News & Observer, Debbie Moose, Spring 2019.Watch a recording of Debbie Moose and the program here.
  • Dr. Keith Gorman and Kathelene McCarty Smith of the Special Collections and University Archives, Walter Clinton Jackson Library at UNC-Greensboro, Fall 2018. Watch a recording of the speakers and the program here.
  • Bland Simpson read from several of his books and concluded his program with a musical performance, Spring 2018.  Watch a recording of the Bland Simpson Program here. 

  • Historians (and Friends members!) Joe Mobley and Dan Fountain joined by Layla Milholen of McFarland Publishers.  Moderated by Jeff Waller, Head of Research and Instruction, Fall 2017    

  • Bruce Ham, author of  Laughter, Tears and Braids, Spring 2017
  • Bill Price, on his Memoir 1966: My Vietnam Year, Fall 2016
  • Bridgette Lacey, Bill Smith, and Andrea Weigl served up some wonderful food for thought, guided by moderator Susan Fisher, Spring 2016 
  • Alumna and videographer, Camden Watts, Fall 2015
  • Barnhardt and Gurganus Allan Gurganus and Wilton Barnhardt held us spellbound, Spring 2015
  • Margaret Maron and Nancy Pickard entertained us with conversation about the art and craft of mystery writing and the politics of publishing and promoting mystery novels, Fall 2014  
  • Al Maginnes, Joseph Bathanti, and Debra Kaufman gave an engaging, energetic, and inspired collective poetry reading, Spring 2014 
  • Elliot Engel brought us insights into Leonardo da Vinci, Fall 2013
  • Bill Price shared remembrances of his brother, Reynolds, Spring 2013 
  • Bishop John Shelby Spong, Fall 2012
  • Holocaust survivor Morris Glass with historian Carolyn Happer, Spring 2012
  • Clyde Edgerton, novelist, storyteller, and musician, Fall 2011
  • Carole Boston Weatherford, children's author, Spring 2011
  • Joe and Terry Graedon, The People's Pharmacy radio program, Fall 2010
  • Roy C. Dicks, editor of Beverly Nichols' writings, Spring 2010
  • Anna Hayes, Susie Sharp biographer, Fall 2009
  • Celia Rivenbark, humorist, Spring 2009
  • Mary Schweitzer, paleontologist, Fall 2008
  • Angela Davis-Gardner, novelist, Spring 2008
  • The News & Observer panel discussion (Editor Melanie Sill, Opinion Columnist Jim Jenkins, and Columnist Ruth Sheehan), Fall 2007
  • Bill Price (historian, archivist and retired Meredith professor) and Reynolds Price (novelist) with moderator Jean Jackson, Spring 2007
  • Jill McCorkle (novelist), Fall 2006
  • Elliot Engel (professor, author and lecturer), Spring 2006
  • Cecelia Grimes (author of What It Means To Be Southern and other books), Fall 2005
  • Elaine Neil Orr (author of Gods of Noonday), Spring 2005
  • Terrell Armistead Crow (author of Live Your Own Life: the family papers of Mary Bayard Clarke, 1854-1856), Fall 2004
  • Margaret Maron (author of Bootleggers Daughter and other mystery novels) and Joe Maron (artist and former Meredith professor), Spring 2004
  • Betty Adcock (poet and Meredith professor), Fall 2003
  • Maureen Hartford (President of Meredith College), Spring 2003
  • Clyde Edgerton (author of Raney and other novels), Fall 2002
  • John Balaban (poet), Spring 2002
  • Josephine Humphreys (author of Nowhere Else on Earth and other novels), Fall 2001
  • Garry Walton discussing Shakespeare on film (Meredith professor), Spring 2001
  • Sally Buckner (writer and editor of Word and Witness; 100 years of North Carolina Poetry), Fall 2000
  • Jeffery J. Crow speaking on the search for the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Spring 2000
  • Joel Williamson speaking on William Faulkner, Fall 1999
  • Lee Smith (author) and Hal Crowther (columnist), Spring 1999
  • Jim Clark (NCSU Professor of English) speaking on Thomas Wolfe, Fall 1998
  • Panel discussion on independence in the publishing world (Mary Ellis, editor of Our State; David Perkins, editor of Brightleaf; Nancy Olson, owner of Quail Ridge Books; and Richard Krawiec, author), Spring 1998

Curious about one of our past programs?  Email Rachel to request more information or for a link to a video of past programs