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will host a discussion and book signing Tuesday, May 20, 2014, with former Charlotte Observer
editorial page editor Ed Williams
, author of “Liberating Dixie: An Editor’s Life, from Ole Miss to Obama.”
The free event is 10:30am to noon at the library in downtown Cornelius. Followed by a Q & A session and book signing. Refreshments served.
“Liberating Dixie” is a collection of writings from Williams’ 50-year journalism career, which he spent largely in the South.
Registration recommended but not required. Call 704-416-3800 for more information.
About the author:
For 25 years Ed Williams was editor of the editorial pages at The Charlotte Observer, where his columns and editorials were part of projects that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1981 and 1988. He earned a B.A. in history from the University of Mississippi, where he edited the Daily Mississippian. He served two years in the U.S. Army and in 1967 joined Hodding Carter’s Delta Democrat-Times in Greenville, Mississippi, as a reporter. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a writer for the Ford Foundation before coming to The Observer as an editorial writer in 1973. He retired in 2008 and was inducted into the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame. He also served as Batten Visiting Professor at Davidson College in 2010.
Cornelius Library offers free technology tutoring Wednesday, May 21, at 10:30, 11, 11:30am and noon. Register for one-on-one computer help with a technology tutor for a 30-minute session. Topics include but are not limited to computer and internet basics, Microsoft Office and email. Registration is required at www.cmlibrary.org/programs or call 704-416-3800.
See more upcoming events in the Lake Norman area on our Events Calendar. http://davidsonnews.net/guide/events/
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