Event on Joseph Mitchell postpone

Staff Report

FAIRMONT — A discussion on the life and work of writer Joseph Mitchell set for Thursday in Fairmont has been postponed.

The first installment of “River Voices: Robeson Reads Joseph Mitchell,” is being rescheduled due to a death in the family. A rescheduled date has not been determined.

The series, sponsored by the Robeson County Arts Council and the Robeson County Public Library, features panel discussions on the Fairmont native and musical performances.

The next installment of the series will be held as scheduled. On Sept. 29, the Rowland Public Library will host a reading on “McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon” with music provided by slide-guitarist Lakota John and Kin.

Panelists for all seven events include Wendy Miller, chair of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s English, Theatre and Foreign Languages departments who specializes in Southern writers. Scott Bigelow and Stephen Byrd will moderate the program at alternating events. Miller; Joey Mitchell, Mitchell’s nephew; and Pate, a mentee of Mitchell’s, will answer questions from the audience after their presentations.

For reservations, call the Robeson County Public Library at 910-738-4859.

Staff Report

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