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Scott Huler presents A Delicious Country

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

In 1700, a young man named John Lawson left London and landed in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons unknown, he soon undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious Carolina backcountry. His travels yielded A New Voyage to Carolina in 1709, one of the most significant early American travel narratives, rich with observations about the region’s environment and Indigenous people. Lawson later helped found North Carolina’s first two cities, Bath and New Bern. Despite his great contributions and remarkable history, Lawson is little remembered, even in the Carolinas he documented.

 

In 2014, Scott Huler made a surprising decision: to leave home and family for his own journey by foot and canoe, faithfully retracing Lawson’s route through the Carolinas. This is the chronicle of that unlikely voyage, revealing what it’s like to rediscover your own home. Combining a traveler’s curiosity, a naturalist’s keen observation, and a writer’s wit, Huler draws our attention to people and places we might pass regularly but never really see.

Scott Huler is the author of six previous books of nonfiction and is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Details

Date:
March 10
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.fearrington.com/event/scott-huler-a-delicious-country/

Organizer

McIntyre’s Books
Phone:
9195423030
Email:
books@fearrington.com
Website:
mcintyresbooks.com

Venue

McIntyre’s Bookstore
200 Market St. Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Phone:
9195423030
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